St. Louis Metro “Greenprint” 2012 Launched

St. Louis, MO– This month, America’s Central Port, along with the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) and 80 other stakeholder organizations, participated in the roll-out of the St. Louis Greenprint 2012. The St. Louis Greenprint 2012 (Greenprint) is a plan to help grow the St. Louis regional green economy.

Throughout 2011, the RCGA gathered with working teams comprised of businesses, civic, and institutional leaders, including input and representation from America’s Central Port, to plot a path toward green economic growth. Through meetings and workshops, the RCGA and its working teams developed a set of long-term objectives and a series of near-term initiatives with concrete action steps to help development of the region’s green economy.

The Greenprint’s objectives all advance the overarching vision in the recently adopted Regional Economic Development Strategy for the region to be consistently ranked among the top 10 of the 20 largest U.S. metropolitan areas on indicators of regional vitality, economic health, and the creation of community wealth.

This Greenprint represents the first steps in an ongoing process for developing the St. Louis region as a national and global leader of sustainable companies, products and services, and workforce. As these initiatives and action steps are implemented in 2012, Greenprint contributors will also work on establishing baseline metrics and measurements to evaluate the success of the Greenprint initiatives. As the Greenprint moves beyond 2012, the project’s focus will expand to pursue additional long-term activities that build on the framework developed in the plan’s first year. The Greenprint is expected to be an evolving process that continues to shape the region’s green economic growth well into the future.

For more information on the St. Louis Greenprint 2012 and to view the Greenprint report, visit the Greenprint website at www.stlrcga.org/greenprint.xml.