Who We Are
The St. Louis Regional Chamber traces its roots to 1836 – making us one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the United States. We’ve been involved with projects as diverse as securing funding for Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 transatlantic flight (thus the naming of the plane “The Spirit of St. Louis”) and rallying community support for the design, funding and construction of St. Louis’ famed Gateway Arch. We took on our current form in 1973, with the merger of three organizations: the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Industrial Development Corporation, and the St. Louis Research Council.
Today we’re driven by one overriding purpose – to inspire a greater St. Louis – which is reflected in our Strategy Statement and three-year Strategic Plan.
We represent the 15-county bi-state metropolitan area and our members account for nearly 30% of the region’s employment base. We’re committed to collaborative partnerships and believe one of our primary responsibilities is to convene all the different stakeholders required to solve big, regional issues.