SPEAKER

Rodney Crim

President
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
St. Louis, MO

Rodney Crim is the President of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, a regional economic development organization for St. Louis City and St. Louis County. The organization provides business attraction, retention and expansion services, facilitates innovation and entrepreneurship and owns and manages five business incubators, sponsors a World Trade Center, develops and manages strategic real estate projects, facilitates the connection between businesses and workforce providers and leads a number of initiatives including the Mosaic Project, an effort designed to make the region more welcoming to foreign born. Rodney enjoyed a career in the public and private sectors in Minneapolis, Chicago and St. Louis including Pillsbury, The Musicland Group, Ameriprise, Microtron, Shorebank and the St. Louis Development Corporation before entering his current role. Rodney has a passion for economic development and utilizes his financial and leadership skills to make our communities better. Rodney is involved on local and national boards that focus on improving quality of life and economic development. Rodney’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Masters in Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant-Inactive, Harvard’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program and ongoing continuing education.