The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership’s mission is to lead in the development and growth of long-term diversified business and employment opportunities by creating innovative solutions that generate increased wealth and enhanced quality of life for the citizens, businesses, and institutions of the St. Louis region.
Today, the Economic Development Partnership provides a broader range of services than most agencies of its kind, boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting, and retaining companies, increasing the region’s international reach, and revitalizing municipalities, the partnership has become a key facilitator of regional growth for businesses and communities throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
As an employee of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, we are proud to invest in our employees with benefits like: health, vision, dental, and life insurance, 401(a) and 457(b) retirement plans, paid time off, public service loan forgiveness, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, dependent care resources, and much more!
If you are interested in joining a mission-oriented organization dedicated to the growth of the St. Louis Metropolitan area, we encourage you to fill out an application today!


Available Opportunities


Business Development Officer  – Limited Duration Role (12-14 Months)

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded funds to The St. Louis Local Development Company (SLDC) to make business loans to businesses located in the City of St. Louis. SLDC is seeking a Business Development Officer (BDO) to assist with marketing and distributing this loan program on a temporary, full-time basis. The position is expected to end on July 1, 2022, at which time other positions may be available within SLDC or the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (SLEDP), the economic development organization serving St. Louis City and County.

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Vice President of Business Lending

Responsible for directing and supervising the operations of the Business Finance department, as well as achieving lending objectives, identifying, directing, and aligning with strategic economic development in the St. Louis region.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): administration, public relations, program presentation, strategic planning, program management, loan and risk management, and budgeting. Develops solutions for economic development and financial lending challenges facing SLEDP.  Coordinates with other regional and local organizations. 

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The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.  The organization considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership endeavors to make our website accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Samuel Fredeking by email at [email protected] or by phone at (314) 615-8164.