St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

About Us

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is a comprehensive economic development organization for St. Louis City and County, which attracts, retains, and facilitates growth of businesses and works collaboratively with public and private sector  regional partners. The organization provides economic development opportunities including site selection, financial incentives, and opportunity zones through our Business Development department, lending programs through our Business Finance department, entrepreneurial services, and targeted initiatives. These include 39 North, an ag-tech innovation district; the St. Louis Mosaic Project, making our region more welcoming to foreign-born; the St. Louis Promise Zone, facilitating comprehensive economic development in targeted communities; and the St. Louis World Trade Center, which facilitates exporting and foreign direct investment in the St. Louis region.


We are the one stop for locating or expanding your business in all of St. Louis City and County.

Straight Forward

Consider us your concierge for navigating the world of business expansion. Our expert team will shepherd your expansion project from start to finish, no matter how complex. We can tailor the project to your specific needs whether your company needs a hand with workforce, site selection or even help getting to know our neighborhoods and school districts. We are here to help and make it seamless.


We are home to nearly 20 Fortune 1000 companies and have been hailed as one of the hottest startup regions in the Country by Fortune, Popular Mechanics and the analytics website FiveThirtyEight.


The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is proud to have earned the distinguished title of Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The accreditation signifies the professional excellence of economic development entities throughout North America.

The Partnership provides a broad range of services boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting and retaining companies, increasing the region’s international connections and improving neighborhoods through targeted real estate redevelopment. The partnership is a key facilitator of regional growth for businesses throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.