How St. Louis Could Become America’s Comeback City

To be clear, St. Louis is not America’s comeback city at the moment. If we can get enough of the right heads together on the same page, however, then it’s not out of the realm of possibility in the not-too-distant future. I believe the story of how it could come to be has a distinct possibility of one day becoming national news.

Ameren Pledges $1 Million to Beyond Housing’s Once and for All Effort

Ameren + Beyond Housing

We’re thrilled to announce that Ameren is pledging $1 million to support Beyond Housing’s Once and for All, an effort to invest in the St. Louis region’s most under-resourced communities to move all of St. Louis forward. A longtime partner of Beyond Housing, Ameren’s increased commitment is born from both organizations’ belief that investing in […]

Ears to Hear and Eyes to See

For the last several months, I have been preaching from the book of regional self-interest about the need to invest in our collective future. I firmly believe in the truth that our region is only as strong as the communities within it, and that if we are going to change the trajectory of St. Louis we need to invest in the communities that have historically been left behind.

Want to Repair St. Louis’ Reputation? Think Big and Long Term

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. Among the challenges identified by readers of the St. Louis Business Journal in its AdvanceSTL series, our region’s poor national reputation, largely fueled by our high violent crime rates, was voted number one. It’s been mentioned whether the problem of crime or the perception is […]

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