The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (the “Partnership”) is a nonprofit corporation, established under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code for the purpose of promoting and developing industry, commerce, and economic development in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis, creating high-quality business and employment opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life by advancing long-term, diversified growth throughout the St. Louis region.

The Partnership, in conjunction with the City of Kinloch, Lambert Airport, and a broader St. Louis County and City team (collectively, the “Local Partners”), is co-facilitating an initiative to identify areas for redevelopment in the City of Kinloch and support other quality-of-life improvements.

Kinloch is next to Lambert International Airport, across Interstate 170. The airport is in the planning phase to make significant improvements, which could lead to opportunities in the surrounding areas. Kinloch is also adjacent to North Park Development which includes companies like Amazon, SKF Manufacturing, and a Schnucks Distribution Center. Creating a comprehensive real estate development plan and cleaning up the area will result in more jobs and investment that will benefit Kinloch, North County, and the St. Louis region.
A cohesive, sustainable real estate development plan is needed to assemble and prepare sites to attract industrial developers, engage more businesses, and create more jobs that will directly impact this distressed area.

Project Description
The Partnership seeks to identify areas for redevelopment in Kinloch to attract more business development opportunities, create more jobs, and increase the qualify of life for residents of Kinloch and the adjacent municipalities. In order to move the Kinloch revitalization effort forward in the most effective and impactful manner, the Partnership issues this request for proposals (“RFP”) for a qualified and experienced firm (the “Consultant”) to develop a comprehensive real estate development plan for Kinloch that would identify focused areas to remove building foundations and create development ready sites, industrial business, and job opportunities (the “Services”). The Services shall focus on redeveloping commercial areas, removing derelict properties, and revitalizing neighborhoods. This project is funded by a grant from the St. Louis County Port Authority.

See the full RFP here. 

Submission of Proposals
To be considered, proposals must be received no later than Friday, August 25, 2023, at 3:00 PM CST. Proposals received after the deadline identified above will not be considered.

RFP Newspaper Advertisement Thursday, August 3, 2023
Questions Submitted by Friday, August 11, 2023
Questions Answered Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Submission of Proposals by Friday, August 25, 2023

Questions about this RFP should be sent by email to [email protected]. Any answers to questions will be provided to all interested parties and released as an addendum to this RFP on the Partnership’s website,, after the date indicated above.

Electronic proposals should be sent by email to [email protected].
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
ATTN: Erika Castillo
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105