The foundation of my Plan for Progress includes ending gun violence, implementing a smart and aggressive approach to public safety, and creating economic growth through well-planned, data driven, & equitable policies. We will create opportunities for everyone, expand mental health & drug rehabilitation, and increase our population.
Through the equitable economic growth strategy, we will increase the City’s population by 30,000 residents by 2030; exceed the national growth rate in jobs and payrolls among our key industries; close existing opportunity, employment, wage, entrepreneurship, and wealth gaps for women and people of color; achieve sustainable long-term tax revenue growth for the city; and address environmental inequality.
My plan sets forth a vision to create collaborative opportunities for development and investment that benefit all the City’s people and neighborhoods
The framework is intended to link other related economic development plans, thereby creating a unified approach to equitable economic growth in the city.
The purpose is to position the City on a path toward a resilient economy to drive investment and growth in the city and position St. Louis to compete regionally and globally in its key economic clusters.
This requires understanding potential opportunities to grow place-based, neighborhood-serving businesses like grocery stores, daycares, retailers and restaurants; and regional serving businesses such as facilities management, warehousing, and temporary help services. In doing so, the neighborhood focused economic growth strategy will increase foot travel and the regional serving businesses will draw more activity to the City.
In addition, I will focus on growing industries that offer opportunities for residents - particularly in the healthcare sector, where more than half of those jobs are accessible to people who do not have a college degree. This will give a meaningful economic opportunity for a lot of St. Louis residents and workers and will work to achieve sustainable long-term tax revenue growth for the city. By advancing these industries, we can create a more vibrant and equitable economy.