Progress to 2030
Progress to 2030
Tracking the progress of the St. Louis metro toward the goal of inclusive economic growth for everyone and highlighting the projects and strategic initiatives driving our resurgence.
Download an overview of STL 2030 Progress.
Our North Star: Inclusive Growth
Navigating St. Louis’ Next Decade
Released in 2021, the STL 2030 Jobs Plan outlined the vision and imperative of inclusive growth, defined as broad-based economic growth that enables everyone across the metro — residents, workers, entrepreneurs, companies, organizations, and communities — to realize their full potential and contribute to and benefit from economic success. STL 2030 Progress provides an #STLMade framework for tracking progress towards this goal through a suite of data-driven tools.View the Jobs Plan
What We’re Tracking to Establish Progress
Regional data captures growth, a geospatial map visualizes investments throughout the region, and a custom-built tracker highlights recent, current, and planned efforts to advance the metro’s goals.
Learning From Today
View inclusive growth data and targets for 2030 and how St. Louis outcomes compare with peer metros.Learn More
Investing in Tomorrow
Visualize large-scale developments, infrastructure projects, and economy-enabling assets across the metro.Learn More
The Future in Action
Discover the partners and efforts advancing the Five Actionable Strategies of the STL 2030 Jobs Plan.Learn More
How We Define and Measure Success
Measuring Growth: North Star Metrics
Four economic indicators define growth potential for the metro. These North Star Metrics guide our path forward, tracking economic growth as well as population well-being and disparities.
To avoid decline, St. Louis must return to growth, attract and retain a diverse workforce, and create a welcoming environment for immigrants and other newcomers.2030 Target0.7%Average Annual Growth Through 2030 (~180K Ppl)
Gross Domestic Product measures total income and expenditure on goods and services, indicating production capacity and the overall health of a metro area.2030 Target2.0%Average Annual Growth Through 2030
Household Income Growth
This income metric provides insight into the overall economic well-being of residents. St. Louis must address stark disparities in income between its Black and white populations.2030 Targets4.4%Average Annual Growth Through 203050%Decrease in Black-to-White Gap by 2030 (~$18K)
Home Ownership Rate
Home ownership impacts financial security and generational wealth building. Stark disparities exist in home ownership between Black and white populations.2030 Targets71%Average Annual Rate Through 203030%Decrease in Black-to-White Gap by 2030 (11% Pts)
Collective Regional Effort
When the St. Louis metro works together and speaks with one voice, we succeed.
More than 60 partners from across the public and private sectors worked together over many months to establish STL 2030 Progress. This effort showcases the power of open data and highlights the investment and commitment of hundreds of organizations across 15 counties. And we’re just getting started. Working together, we will advance inclusive growth and win this decade for St. Louis.View Our Partners