With the World Trade Center St. Louis and St. Louis Mosaic Project staff’s global connections, your company can grow and effectively compete on a global stage. Our World Trade Center is part of an extensive global association with more than 300 similar organizations. Its overall goals are to enhance international trade, promote local economic development and foster peace and stability through trade.
Our business development division provides a broad range of resources and customized services to help with a company's move to, or expansion in, St. Louis. We can help secure a variety of incentives for your business needs. Whether the company is in the initial planning stages of relocating or guiding its established business through challenges or growth, local and state incentives are available.
Our innovation centers are a thriving part of the St. Louis region's startup scene. With a network of five facilities, known as STLVentureWorks, across the St. Louis region, we have a space to help any startup grow. Our Helix Center Biotech Incubator, pictured above, specializes in AgTech and Biomedical startups. Our other centers have concentrations in manufacturing, food production and tech.
Our finance tools are as unique and innovative as the businesses they serve. Offering competitive pricing, convenience, and flexible terms, our financing options include loans and bonds, and in some cases finance products can be combined with tax credit programs or grants to help you achieve your goals.
New Markets Tax Credits
The Heartland Regional Investment Fund provides financing to projects in distressed communities through the federal New Markets Tax Credits program. The fund serves St. Charles and St. Louis County in Missouri. It is also available to Bond, Clinton, Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois.
Our real estate and community investment team works to return abandoned, contaminated and underutilized sites to productive use. Our focus is on stabilizing and energizing communities throughout the St. Louis region by providing project management support and technical assistance for both area municipalities and developers.
Our experienced team is here to help your company find the right location through our site selection process. St. Louis has the perfect mix of unique neighborhoods, high-quality school districts and a low cost of living. All this is in addition to our world-class cultural amenities, including a renowned Art Museum, Zoo, Symphony and Opera Theater.