Regional Talent Initiatives

Education Attainment:

Business, education, government, and civic leaders have come together with the St. Louis Regional Chamber to ensure that the St. Louis region excels in educational attainment.  These public and private sector partners know that a well-prepared workforce is our most important economic asset, and they are committed to working together to strengthen the region’s future human capital.  

With 49 colleges and universities awarding nearly 38,000 degrees annually, St. Louis is truly a metropolitan “college town.”  The region currently ranks 14th among the nation’s 20 largest metros in the percentage of our population with Bachelor’s and higher degrees.  An ambitious regional strategy is now under construction to align many diverse initiatives throughout the region in a coordinated effort to lift St. Louis from 14th place to 10th in college attainment by the year 2025.  No accomplishment will be more important to our future economic vitality.

Details about the St. Louis’ college attainment initiative, including charts, graphs, videos, and strategy recommendations are available on the website

For more information, contact Greg Laposa, Vice President Education Strategies.