April 2019 | Driving Equitable Economic Development in St. Louis, MO

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

How can St. Louis intentionally include an equity lens in the city's economic development strategy? Karp Strategies Founder and CEO Rebecca Karp was invited to bring economic development expertise to St. Louis. From February 24-28, the National League of Cities/Rose Center, PolicyLink, and the Urban Land Institute convened technical experts from around the country to put their heads together with St. Louis leaders and provide technical assistance, capacity-building support, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities through their Equitable Economic Development Fellowship.

"St. Louis is making great strides to advance its equity goals, coming off of the recent publication of its Equity Indicators Report - produced entirely by the city. The fellowship brought together an incredible depth and diversity of experiences, including Karp Strategies' equity-driven work with communities across the country," said Rebecca Karp.
"I'm proud that our deep dive during this week could support St. Louis' leadership team with concrete actions to position the city in advancing its equity goals."

A very special thank you to fellowship sponsors National League of Cities/Rose Center, PolicyLink, and the Urban Land Institute. And if your community is looking for innovative and practical ways to int