Tag: Bi-State Development

RELEASE: Bi-State Development names Mark Vago new chief financial officer

Bi-State Development President and Chief Executive Officer John Nations announced that Mark G. Vago has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Bi-State Development. Vago will replace current Chief Financial Officer Kathy S. Klevorn, who is retiring effective July 1, 2018. Vago and Klevorn are working together to ensure a smooth transition of Chief Financial Officer responsibilities, which include financial planning, budget management, accounting and treasury functions for […]

RELEASE: New community library program puts books into the hands of Metro Transit riders

Reading materials for people of all ages are now available at four Metro Transit Centers as part of a new partnership which will put surplus library books in the hands of transit riders in North St. Louis County, who do not have the time, access or transportation to get to the library. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, St. Louis Promise Zone, St. Louis County Library, Bi-State Development and Metro Transit were joined by special […]

RELEASE: Registration now open for Chancellor’s Certificate in fundamentals of economic development

Public sector development staff, private sector specialists and anyone interested in community development have the opportunity in March and April to learn economic development concepts from senior practitioners in the industry. Bi-State Development has partnered with the Urban Land Institute and the Public Policy Administration Program of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) to offer a Chancellor’s Certificate Program in Fundamentals of Economic Development. Registration is now open for the eight-week program which will lead […]

RELEASE: MetroLink Riders to be Shuttled by Bus Between Three Blue Line Stations on January 20

MetroLink trains will not operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations for several hours on Saturday, January 20, to accommodate maintenance work to the light rail system. From the beginning of service until noon on January 20, MetroLink riders will be transported by bus shuttles between these Blue Line stations. MetroLink riders traveling through this section of the Blue Line should expect delays of 20 minutes. MetroLink Station Shuttle signs are located […]

RELEASE: Nutritionists Will Highlight Healthy Food Options During Link Market Food Demonstrations at Metro Transit Centers

ST. LOUIS, MO: Nutritionists from the University of Missouri Extension will conduct monthly food demonstrations starting next week at two Metro transit center locations to reinforce the recently launched fresh food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy food options. Weather permitting, these demonstrations will occur at the Link Markets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20 at the North Hanley Transit Center, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, […]

RELEASE: Infrastructure Funding Critical to the Success of St. Louis Regional Economy and Manufacturing Industry

ST. LOUIS, MO –  Securing two billion dollars to fund major transportation infrastructure improvements has been identified as critical so that manufacturing and logistics sectors in the St. Louis region can compete in the global market. That was the key message delivered at a Fall Industry Forum hosted by the St. Louis Regional Freightway in St. Louis last month, which featured a panel of engineers from the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation and a […]

RELEASE: Links 2 Health mobile screening unit program introduced

Bi-State Development and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health today unveiled Links 2 Health, a new mobile health screening program that will enhance access to much-needed health care services for residents of North St. Louis County. The Links 2 Health mobile screening vehicle was displayed at the Wellston Transit Center during a special ceremony on December 1. The 18-month pilot program will provide adults 18 years of age and older with health screenings, […]

New food kiosks at North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers are officially open for business

The new Link Market food kiosks at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers are now open for business, and transit riders and nearby residents can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy food staples at these transit locations. The Link Market kiosks are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and accept cash, credit and EBT payments. The Link Market food kiosk pilot program is the result of a partnership with […]

RELEASE: New Mobile Health Screening Unit to debut at Wellston Transit Center

Bi-State Development, in partnership with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, will introduce a new Mobile Health Screening Unit on Dec. 1. The mobile unit, called Links 2 Health, will serve four Metro transit centers in North St. Louis County. Bi-State Development through its not-for-profit enterprise, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, received a $940,000 federal grant to fund a pilot program to bring basic health screenings to transit riders and the communities surrounding […]

RELEASE: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ James Bullard Highlights St. Louis As a Metropolitan Area with One of the Highest Standards of Living in the Nation

ST. LOUIS, MO, OCTOBER 11, 2017: James Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discussed living standards in American metropolitans areas as he gave the keynote address at the 2017 Bi-State Development Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on October 6. Bullard, who is considered one of the most influential economists in the world, highlighted the importance of adjusting for price differences across metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) when […]