Welcome to the Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE) – Your Gateway to Seamless Growth in St. Louis! Our BRE program serves as the essential bridge connecting St. Louis companies with dedicated government and economic development officials. We believe that robust communication between the public and private sectors is the cornerstone of sustainable business growth.

Our mission is to ease of access to businesses for the resources, networks, and solutions they need. Contact us today to see how we can help your business grow.

How We Help

Linking St. Louis companies with government and economic development officials ensures business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs know who to contact regarding opportunities or challenges. Communication between government and industry is an essential part of business growth. The economic development community of St. Louis links companies with resources, networks, and solutions.


  • Engage regional companies through planned visits (in-person and virtual) to cultivate further investment in St. Louis to grow, expand and create jobs.
  • Become an active partner with company leaders and management to identify and resolve business/community/workforce related issues and challenges unique to the St. Louis market.
  • Identify new investment opportunities through industry knowledge, company supply chain and customer relationships.
  • Equity and inclusion throughout – Include businesses located in areas of economic disadvantage and owned by women, minorities and immigrants.
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For more information, contact:

St. Louis Partners

BRE International

For businesses looking to expand their products or business into an international market, we have also launched an International BRE. Contact Susan Spitz at 314-615-7616 or [email protected].

Request a Meeting with our BRE Outreach Committee