Business Retention and Expansion

Welcome to the Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE) – Your Gateway to Seamless Growth in St. Louis! In the vibrant landscape of St. Louis, fostering a thriving business ecosystem is not just a goal; it’s a shared commitment. Our program serves as the essential bridge connecting St. Louis companies with dedicated government and economic development officials. By establishing this vital link, we ensure that business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs are well-equipped to navigate the landscape of opportunities and challenges. We firmly believe that robust communication between the public and private sectors is the cornerstone of sustainable business growth.

With a powerful consortium of esteemed partners, our mission is to empower enterprises by providing them with the resources, networks, and solutions they need. Through strategic engagements, active partnership, and a commitment to equity and inclusion, we’re here to drive your success and strengthen the St. Louis community. Explore our objectives and join us in cultivating innovation, expanding horizons, and creating a future full of prosperity.

BRE Partners:




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.


Michelle Stuckey

Vice President Business Development
E: [email protected]
P: 314-615-8142

Jason Archer

Vice President Business Development
E: [email protected]
P: 314-615-8139


St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is proud to have earned the distinguished title, Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The accreditation signifies the professional excellence of economic development entities throughout North America.