St. Louis Regional Chamber Welcomes Release of Governor's Innovation Task Force Report

by Bailey Tripp | Sep 05, 2017

The St. Louis Regional Chamber welcomes today’s release of the final summary report of the Governor’s Innovation Task Force (GITF), an effort conducted under the auspices of the Hawthorn Foundation.

“Governor Greitens’ Innovation Task Force has been a model for how to pull together diverse constituencies in a truly collaborative approach.  This shows in the level of rigor and detail in the final report, which sets a new national standard for joint public-private sector problem-solving,” said St. Louis Regional Chamber President & CEO Joe Reagan. “Innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship are essential to creating high-paying jobs across Missouri. We can’t rely on the economy of the past nor even the momentum we have today. Tomorrow’s jobs are being created in our research labs, corporate innovation centers, shared workspaces and across kitchen tables.  It will be up to public and private leaders to work together to support our innovators with funding and talent. It will also be essential to tell Missouri’s innovation story throughout the world. The St. Louis Regional Chamber thanks Gov. Greitens and Hawthorn Foundation for their vision and support.”

The Task Force’s report and additional information on the Foundation can be found by visiting  The work of the Task Force can also be followed with the hashtag #MOInnovationTF.

For more information, contact Andrew Smith, Vice President of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at (314) 444-1175 or