Tag Archives: Economic Development

Public Invited to Attend Transit-Oriented Development Meetings

You are invited to participate this week in a regional planning effort currently underway focusing on economic development potential around four selected MetroLink Stations: Emerson Park, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, Fairview Heights and North Hanley. The East-West Gateway Council of Governments is leading the project and the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro is one of 11 agencies partnering […]

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Metro Receives “Top 50 Businesses Shaping Our Future” Award from St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association

Bi-State Development Agency which has been operating as Metro since 2003 is the proud recipient of one of the Greater St. Louis Top 50 Businesses Shaping Our Future Awards presented this  week by the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) in conjunction with RubinBrown. Metro and 49 companies were selected for their significant […]

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Transit-Oriented Development: Your Chance to Get Involved

Attention, armchair planners: Now is your chance to help guide future development in the St. Louis region! As one of 11 stakeholder agencies partnering with East-West Gateway Council of Governments on the development of a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, Metro is playing a key role in helping stakeholders craft strategies for encouraging Transit-Oriented Development […]

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Last Generation to Know St. Louis Streetcars Are First To Age With Metro: What Are the Coming Transit Needs of The Baby Boomer Generation?

This is a monumental year for St. Louis public transit. Not necessarily for the Agency, but for our riders: the last generation to see St. Louis streetcars, & the first to know Bi-State Transit, will turn 65 this year. The Baby Boomer generation is beginning the large wave of senior growth across the country, and […]

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Mixed-Use Development Project Breaks Ground near Emerson Park MetroLink Station

Today marked the groundbreaking of a $17 million development in East St. Louis adjacent to the Emerson Park MetroLink Station, Jazz @ Walter Circle. The $17 million development is a public-private partnership between the East St. Louis Housing Authority (ESLHA), Hampton Roads Ventures and Dudley Ventures, and is the first in the nation to combine […]

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Family Financial Fitness Fair Saturday, April 2 at Emerson Park MetroLink Station

As part of Illinois’ Money Smart Week April 2-9, join the Mayor of East St. Louis Alvin Parks and others for Family Financial Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the JustBIZ office of Justine PETERSEN, Inc. at the Emerson Park MetroLink Station. The Family Fitness Fair will include […]

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Inside Metro: John Langa Named Vice-President of Economic Development

Bi-State Development Agency/Metro President and CEO John Nations announced today that John Langa is joining the Agency as Vice-President of Economic Development for the Agency.  He will assume his new role on March 14. Mr. Langa brings nine years of public sector experience in the fields of economic development and real estate brokerage and development. […]

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Bi-State Development Agency to Establish the TransRiver Authority to Manage Arch Riverfront Design and Construction

The commitment to improve the Arch grounds at Jefferson Memorial National Park took a step forward today as the Bi-State Development Agency(BSDA) Board of Commissioners voted to create the TransRiver Authority, a nonprofit corporation that will, as an arm of the Agency, partner with the National Park Service (NPS) and CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation to manage […]

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St. Louis Awarded $4.7 Million Federal Grant for Sustainable Community Planning and Economic Development

Thursday, Oct. 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the finalists for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program.  St. Louis, through East-West Gateway Council of Governments, was awarded $4.69 million grant, the 4th largest in the country. HUD’s inaugural grants under this program will support metropolitan and multi-jurisdictional planning efforts […]

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Job Sprawl

While searching through the Post-Dispatch’s Building Blocks blog, I ran across an old but interesting post about job sprawl, a term I’d never heard until today. According to Tim, a study from the Brookings Institute looked at job density and ranked cities in order of highest to lowest. St. Louis, as you might imagine, is […]

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