The St. Louis Metropolitan Region and Southwestern Illinois continue to rise above the rest when it comes to the commercial development pipeline. The recent announcement of the retention of the NGA to the St. Louis area was critical in retaining one the most strategically important employers in the region. In addition, the continued expansion of passenger service at Mid America Airport, the I-55 Corridor Development Plan, establishment of the new University Town Center retail district in Edwardsville and the new Interstate 64 interchange under construction at Reider Road all serve as just a few examples of ways our local business and civic leaders are continuing to bring needed jobs, new construction and revenues to the Southwestern IL and St. Louis region now and in the future.

Sean Goding, President