Who benefits from economic growth in St. Louis? Despite promises of job creation, increasing home values, new businesses, and representative leadership in St. Louis, the benefits of economic growth have not been equally, nor equitably, distributed. As the economy rebuilds itself from COVID-19 devastation, now is the time to consider how St. Louis can become a model for truly inclusive economic growth.

A 6-part event series Inclusive Growth in St. Louis will investigate who is left out of St. Louis’ economic growth benefits, the policies that have led to the unequal distribution of opportunities, and actionable recommendations to become a more inclusive economy.


The series is designed by an advisory committee comprised of local individuals that are passionate about building an inclusive community with equitable opportunities for all and features community leaders as speakers. The series is made possible through a partnership with the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

The 6-part series will take place now through 2021. Topics include:

  • Building an Inclusive Economy in St. Louis — October 7, 2020
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  • Supporting Inclusive Households — December 10, 2020
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  • Creating Inclusive Access to Education, Training & Technology — February 10 – February 11, 2021
    Watch Recording & View Materials
  • Investing in Inclusive Neighborhoods — July 14 – July 15, 2021
  • Embracing Inclusive Leadership — Summer/Fall 2021
  • Pursuing Inclusive Economic Development — Summer/Fall 2021

Inclusive Growth in St. Louis Advisory Committee