Collectively, the Leadership Council provides an opportunity to work with the area’s most innovative and ambitious leaders. Together, we’re helping shape the future of not only our neighborhoods, communities and cities, but we’re helping drive growth for the entire region.
Only St. Louis and Nashville had a lower cost of living than the national average. This suggest that these two MSAs have a cost advantage over their other competitors. (Q1 V26 NO 1
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist)
St. Louis’ standard of living was higher than about 94 percent of MSAs in the country. (Q1 V26 NO 1 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist)
“The Leadership Council uniquely unites the business, academic, labor and government leadership in Southwestern Illinois to bring about change and strive for growth and excellence for the region. Being a part of this group enables access to top leaders and allows for a voice at the table as opportunities are emerging.”
I am honored and grateful to be part of the Leadership Council. I have the opportunity to be part of a collective group of Leaders that is working towards improving the economic growth for the region while strengthening the business partners of the community.
“Leadership Council provides me the opportunity to be part of the driving force behind economic growth in our area as well as network with the region’s most influential leaders.”
I get insight into legislative, municipal and corporate efforts initiated to improve our communities and develop our region. This is important to me personally and to the future growth of my business.
Membership with the Leadership Council is invaluable. Through meetings and networking with regional business, government and education leaders, I have developed excellent working relationships throughout the region.