RFP for a North St. Louis City Community Engagement for Advanced Manufacturing
Greater St. Louis Inc. (GSL) and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (STL Partnership) are seeking proposals from qualified consulting organizations to lead a holistic community engagement effort in North St. Louis City communities near where AMICSTL and the MLK Innovation Center will be located. The primary audience is people who live or work in the existing neighborhoods in which a potential innovation district might be located (with AMICSTL and the MLK Innovation Center as two anchor institutions) including The Ville, Greater Ville, Vandeventer, and Lewis Place. Communities from adjacent neighborhoods including Jeff-Vander-Lou, Grand Center, Fountain Park, Kingsway East, and Central West End should also be engaged, as appropriate. Consultants will need to coordinate closely with existing community-based organizations and leaders. The objective is to engage these communities to further clarify the vision for development in the area.
The engagement will focus on:
• Designing a strategy and plan for comprehensive community engagement with clear goals, outputs, and outcomes.
• Outreach to residents, local small/medium businesses, and other civic institutions (such as K-12 schools and community-based organizations) to participate in dialogue.
• Collating ideas, aspirations, and opportunities for specific types of development that will benefit these communities and neighborhoods.
• Raising awareness within local communities about major developments underway or planned in the area (e.g., AMICSTL and the MLK Innovation Center) as well as workforce development and training, small business and entrepreneurial support, and supplier diversity programming in St. Louis offered by Build Back Better Regional Coalition and other partner organizations.
• Contributing information that will assist in refining the vision for overall development in the area.
See full RFP here.

Proposals Due: All submissions received by 5:00 p.m. (Central) on January 22, 2024 will be accepted as timely.
Submissions to: Applicants are requested to provide a complete electronic version of their submission via E-mail to: [email protected].
Anticipated Award Date: February 2024