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Attracting and Retaining Talent

Following up on Nine’s our robust body of work around entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development in our region, this week’s Stay Tuned is focused on how we attract and keep talented individuals in St. Louis— whether they’re starting companies, or future leaders in the companies we have now.  What is St. Louis specifically doing to attract and keep people here?  How does the ability to bring a vibrant, diverse workforce here and have implications for quality of life all over the region?

There is a massive demand for people with skills”

- Jim McKelvey


Launch Code Aims To Grow St. Louis Tech Talent

Launch Code Aims To Grow St. Louis Tech Talent

By Tim Lloyd - In the St. Louis region and across the nation, it can be difficult for new programmers to get their foot in the door.  At the same time startups and established companies in the St. Louis region can struggle to find qualified talent...more …

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

By Aaron Perlut - Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months. Last year Ford spokesperson Mike Rowe started using the word “fresh” to describe features in vehicles aimed at endearing Ford products to millennials...more …

St. Louis Doesn’t Suck

St. Louis Doesn't Suck

By Aaron Perlut - Six years ago my wife and I reluctantly moved to St. Louis but very quickly found it to be a great place to live, work, and raise small people...more …