Articles tagged “st. louis”

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press

As we've seen in other cities and states, local economies will suffer when the government doesn't make the effort to ensure that all are not only welcome, but that they feel safe, and know they'll be treated equally and fairly.

2 years ago

U.S. Mayors Are Backing Innovation Districts To Transform Their Cities’ Brands

U.S. Mayors Are Backing Innovation Districts To Transform Their Cities’ Brands

Greg Oates, Skift

With the federal government deadlocked in intractable partisan debate, mayors across the U.S. are stepping up to drive progress by cultivating their innovation economies. A growing number are developing innovation districts to elevate their cities' brands.

2 years ago

Hey, Companies Looking for Space — Struggling U.S. Airports Have Lots of It

Hey, Companies Looking for Space — Struggling U.S. Airports Have Lots of It

Conor Sen, Bloomberg

When it comes to transportation, there are few things more sad than a former hub airport, like St. Louis or Cleveland. Once thriving terminal buildings are now empty, and the airfields have more capacity than they need. It's smart for companies to try to use this space.

2 years ago

St. Louis Tries to Rebrand the City for Meetings With a New Music and Tech Festival

St. Louis Tries to Rebrand the City for Meetings With a New Music and Tech Festival

Greg Oates, Skift

St. Louis is fortunate to have one of the more advanced startup communities of any third tier city in America, and it's leveraging that aggressively through the Murmuration Festival to reposition itself as a forward thinking destination for meetings and events.

3 years ago

St. Louis Rethinks Tourism Marketing in Response to Ferguson Violence

St. Louis Rethinks Tourism Marketing in Response to Ferguson Violence

Greg Oates, Skift

The Ferguson violence in 2014 rightly highlighted St. Louis' deep problems with systematic racism. While this is certainly no cure for that, the city's new coalition of tourism and business interests should inspire other cities to develop stronger public-private partnerships that benefit both visitors and their local communities.

3 years ago

St. Louis and Baltimore Tourism CEOs on How Their Cities Responded to Riots

St. Louis and Baltimore Tourism CEOs on How Their Cities Responded to Riots

Greg Oates, Skift

The St. Louis and Baltimore tourism bureaus used digital content wisely to protect their visitor economies during social unrest. Now they're attempting to use those same advocacy skills to help rebuild and strengthen their local communities to varying degrees of success.

3 years ago

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom for Airports Knocked Out of Hub Status

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom for Airports Knocked Out of Hub Status

Karen Jacobs, Reuters

The U.S. needs to re-imagine how its airports work in the current world of fewer and fewer airlines. That means lots of growing pains but, hopefully, a better flying world somewhere down the road.

5 years ago

St. Louis Turns to Brand USA to Help it Lure Foreign Tourists

St. Louis Turns to Brand USA to Help it Lure Foreign Tourists

Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Route 66 angle is one of the few that could get foreign travelers interested St. Louis.

5 years ago

St. Louis Cracks Down on Lyft Its First Day of Operating

St. Louis Cracks Down on Lyft Its First Day of Operating

Nicholas J.C. Pistor and Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis isn't dithering. One thing a crackdown makes clear? That everyone's on the same page. Makes for faster resolution.

5 years ago

Chicago Feeling the Blues As National Blues Museum To Open in St. Louis

Chicago Feeling the Blues As National Blues Museum To Open in St. Louis

Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Oh, baby, baby. Let's not muddy the waters: This is a lost opportunity for Chicago, and a deserving plus for St. Louis.

6 years ago