Rodney Crim Honored as ’50 Missourians You Should Know’ by Ingram’s Magazine

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Congratulations to our CEO and President, Rodney Crim for being named an honoree in the 2022 class of ’50 Missourians You Should Know’ by Ingram’s Magazine.

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“I am honored to be included in this group of distinguished professionals, said Rodney Crim, CEO and President, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.” “We have a dedicated team at STL Partnership working on some exciting projects. We are also privileged to work with an incredible group of economic development and civic partners to make great things happen in the St. Louis region.”

Rodney Crim made early career stops in economic-development roles in Minneapolis and Chicago, but when he arrived in St. Louis in 2001, he found a place where he could make a long-term impact. That he’s done, most recently leading the St. Louis Partnership, where he applies his skills to build a better business ecosystem. He does that by drawing from a deep understanding not only of the economic-development mission but the financing tools needed to achieve the vision—in addition to his economic developer certification, he’s certified in ED finance and previously was a certified public accountant. Since late 2019, he’s been president and CEO of the partnership, a regional organization established nearly a decade ago to help retain, expand and attract businesses to the city and county, and to drive new investment and job creation. Crim is also living a civic commitment with board and volunteer service, a philanthropic resume that includes a seat on the advisory board for Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business; the International Economic Development Council, which establishes best practices for economic development; the finance and planning committee for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the United Way of Greater St. Louis board; and the Urban Land Institute. Crim is a University of Minnesota graduate with an MBA from St. Thomas University.

See the full August 2022 publication here.