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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Measuring Growth

    Learning From Today

    View inclusive growth data and targets for 2030 and how St. Louis outcomes compare with peer metros.

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    North Star Metrics
    Focus Areas
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    Mapping Investments

    Investing in Tomorrow

    Visualize large-scale developments, infrastructure projects, and economy-enabling assets across the metro.

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    Data Partners
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    Tracking Initiatives

    The Future in Action

    Discover the partners and efforts advancing the Five Actionable Strategies of the STL 2030 Jobs Plan.

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    Data Partners

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.

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    Population Growth

    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 Target
    Average Annual Growth Through 2030 (~180K Ppl)
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    GDP Growth

    Gross Domestic Product measures total income and expenditure on goods and services, indicating production capacity and the overall health of a metro area.

    2030 Target
    Average Annual Growth Through 2030
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    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 Targets
    Average Annual Growth Through 2030
    Decrease in Black-to-White Gap by 2030 (~$18K)
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    Home Ownership Rate

    Home ownership impacts financial security and generational wealth building. Stark disparities exist in home ownership between Black and white populations.

    2030 Targets
    Average Annual Rate Through 2030
    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.

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