Friday, January 19, 2007


The ongoing renaissance of downtown St. Louis has been widely documented in the local media and has even garnered coverage in the New York Times, USA Today, NPR, and other national outlets. The efforts of bold loft developers and entrepreneurs has brought about a recent influx of new residents and retailers to downtown, along with a new sense of vitality and a much-needed shot in the arm.

However, often overlooked in the media’s coverage is the role of the business community in the downtown revival. How can downtown build on its assets to attract new businesses and help its existing companies grow? What role does the central business district play in the future of our region’s economy?

In this blog, we'll take a look at the people and businesses that make downtown tick.

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