1. St. Louis Regional Entrepreneurship Initiative Report, Spring 2013, prepared by Jumstart, accessed at https://www.slcec.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/St.-Louis-Regional-Entrepreneurship-Initiative- Report---Final.pdf
  2. East West Gateway Council of Governments. “Regional Economic Development Assessment.” 2013.
  3. CEOs for Cities. The Young and Restless in a Knowledge Economy. 2011.
  4. Creative Cities International, LLC. The Vitality Index.
  5. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-areas-gender-based-wage-gap-ranked-5th-worst
  6. East-West Gateway. Air Quality Conformity Determination and Documentation. July 2013.
  7. East West Gateway Council of Governments. “Regional Economic Development Assessment.” 2013.
  8. Where We Stand – The Strategic Assessment of the St. Louis Region. 6th Edition, 2011.
  9. http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2013/06/report-st-louis-is-no-9-in-us.html
  10. Giving in St. Louis. 2012. Gateway Center for Giving.
  11. Primarily because of the government-supported Smithsonian Institution which is really a set of several high quality museums of many types.
  12. A Region At Risk. The third regional plan for New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metropolitan Area. Robert D. Yaro and Tony Hiss. 1996.
  13. Bureau of Labor Statistics. St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), MO-IL. North American Industry categories 54, 541711, and 541712.
  14. http://www.usmayors.org/usmayornewspaper/documents/04_11_11/pg3_indianapolis.asp
  15. As the designated planning authority under Section 208 of the Clean Water Act in Missouri, East-West Gateway has the opportunity to establish a framework for cooperative, regional watershed planning and water quality management. In Illinois, HeartLands Conservancy has developed a Green Infrastructure plan and is pursuing opportunities to coordinate water quality planning. (cf. Regional Water Infrastructure Assessment).
  16. St. Louis Development Corporation. “TOD Station Area Plan for the Delmar Loop & Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations.” 2013.