St. Louis Promise Zone

A Promise for a Better Future

The Promise Zone program partners with local leaders to give them proven tools to rebuild and put people back to work. The program launched in 2013, designating high-poverty urban, rural and tribal communities as Promise Zones in order to: increase economic activity, improve educational outcomes, reduce serious and violent crime, invest in transformative development and improve health and wellness.

The St. Louis Promise Zone, designated in 2015, encompasses portions of St. Louis City and County. The area has high unemployment, high crime and mortality rates; significant numbers of vacant lots and abandoned buildings; and homelessness. The Promise Zone designation is a catalyst for ongoing collaboration and change that will drive regional growth and create a better, more inclusive St. Louis region.


St. Louis Promise Zone Goals

St. Louis Promise Zone Map

STL Promise Zone - How it works

St. Louis Promise Zone Success Stories

St. Louis Promise Zone Resources

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is the lead applicant.

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