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.
In furtherance of its organizational purposes, the Partnership works with STLVentureWorks to operate the STL Partnership Business Center Program (the “Program”), which manages several business incubators in St. Louis County and includes general business facilities. As part of the Program, the Partnership owns the West County Business Incubator (the “Facility”), a commercial office building that offers office and warehouse space to emerging businesses in St. Louis County and the region. The Facility is located at 743 Spirit 40 Park Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005, and includes approximately 36,998 square feet of office and warehouse space under roof.
There is heightened interest in West St. Louis County with new development in the area. For example, Gateway Studios’ new manufacturing development located adjacent to the Facility will bring a new entertainment manufacturing industry to West County and the St. Louis region. The Gateway Studios development and other emerging regional industries may provide an opportunity to grow related businesses within the Facility.
The Partnership seeks to increase the quantity, quality, and mix of suites and warehousing space available for lease at the Facility. The Partnership issues this Request for Proposals (the “RFP”) for a qualified and experienced firm to perform a feasibility study to assess and evaluate the current space needs of the Facility to ensure optimal service to the start-up business community in St. Louis County and the region (the “Services”). The Services shall include an evaluation of the entire building, including an emphasis to evaluate opportunities to leverage the proximity of the Facility to the new Gateway Studios development and other emerging regional industries in order to grow related businesses within the Facility. 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 August 11, 2023, at 3:00 PM CST. Proposals received after the deadline identified above will not be considered.
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, https://stlpartnership.com/rfp-rfq/, 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