World Trade Center St. Louis

Foreign Direct Investment

The World Trade Center St. Louis’ Foreign Direct Investment team works to attract and retain global investors. Companies that incorporate foreign direct investment to grow locally leverage new strategies that have the greatest potential to boost our global commerce.

Our goal is to expand the St. Louis region’s economic base by attracting global investment that is drawn to the region’s core business sectors and supported by a welcoming, globally fluent business environment. In order to accomplish this, the World Trade Center St. Louis defined the following four objectives:

  • Strengthen key sectors within the region’s economic base by expanding opportunities through foreign investment
  • Ensure a robust talent pool that is attractive to investors from other countries
  • Promote a global leadership profile positioning the region as a center for innovation, excellence, and global fluency
  • Foster connections between regional assets and international business interests that will lead to mutually beneficial relationships and ongoing investment