St. Louis Economic Development Partnership expands the size and reach of the St. Louis County Economic Council.

Through the combined efforts of the city and county, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership has created a unified voice for the region, delivering services more efficiently while focusing on some of the most important areas of regional economic development: business development, entrepreneurship, international trade and startup funding.

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St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (SLEDP) Articles

Historic 150-Year-Old School Transformed into Nonprofit Incubator

“How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups”

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“St. Louis Isn’t Just a City: It’s a Dream Laboratory,” Says Writer in Southwest Airlines Magazine

HuSTLe From Day One: St. Louis Brand Manifesto Video Wins Fourth Accolade

Regulation Crowdfunding Platform, Nvsted, Proves Effective at Crowdsourcing Investors for St. Louis Startups

St. Louis AgTech Accelerator Growing into Global Influencer

St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A Good Thing

STL Partnership Launches Crowd Funding Platform

#STL2ARG: St. Louis World Trade Delegation Visit Argentina

6 Affordable Office Spaces for Entrepreneurs in St. Louis County

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39 North Plant Science Innovation District Plays Home to St. Louis’ Booming AgTech Sector


Israeli AgTech Startup Kaiima is Blooming in St. Louis

STL Partnership Annual Meeting

The Whether powered by Better Weekdays Receives $200,000 from Helix Fund

Five STL VentureWorks Innovation Centers Help Grow Businesses From All Industries

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CEO2CEO 2017

CEO2CEO Returns with Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and Anthony Tersigni of Ascension

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Wellston STL Venture Works Groundbreaking

STL VentureWorks’ Wellston Innovation Center Expands with the Help of its Clients

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Startup Connection 2015.

16 Startups Compete for Inaugural STL Export Accelerator Awards

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Interview: Sheila Sweeney on St. Louis’ Emerging AgTech Corridor

Varsity Tutors Opens $5.9m Headquarters in Clayton; Looks to Add 150 Jobs

STL Startup Funding

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