Oct 17

Library Enriches Our Community

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 12:13 PM by County Council

Even though many of us turn to the internet for fast information, libraries are far from becoming obsolete. These vital institutions are more important than ever to help children and adults learn, find accurate information, and connect with others. We are lucky to have what I consider the gem of all libraries – the St. Charles City-County Library District – in our county. I’d like to share with you how this amazing institution has expanded offerings and resources, and partnered with County government, to enrich our community.

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Mar 02

Partnerships, Collaboration Lead to Strong Economy

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 8:53 AM by County Council

Partnerships and collaborations are part of what makes St. Charles County a unique community with a growing and vibrant economy. This is especially true when it comes to marketing our county to businesses and the skilled workforce around the region, the nation and the world. The County and each of our local cities have a staff member or department focused on economic development. For years, all have been working in close partnership with St. Peters-based EDC Business & Community Partners, which serves the entire community as a one-stop shop for economic development, entrepreneurship and related efforts. 

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Oct 05

Small Business Growth is St Charles County’s Path to Success

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 9:54 AM by County Council

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about how St. Charles County is “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.” My purpose was to share how St. Charles County has a wonderful foundation to be Missouri’s leader in economic development – and it is my opinion that we will accomplish this through small business growth and development. In listening to a program last week, I heard that over the past 10 years, Fortune 500 companies in America have cut more than 2 million jobs, while small businesses added 18 million. It is clear who will be creating the jobs of the future, but getting those entrepreneurs to choose St. Charles County for launching their next BIG IDEA is where I see our challenge. To that end, I invite you, or perhaps someone you know, to look at a new event to assist local entrepreneurs. 

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