(ST. LOUIS—October 31, 2019) With today's vote at the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, the business and hospitality communities can be confident that the City of St. Louis supports and is moving forward with financing the expansion of the convention center.
“I want to thank Mayor Krewson and President Reed for supporting this resolution that advances the issuance of bonds for convention center expansion. We can now schedule a meeting of the St. Louis Municipal Finance Corporation to affirm the details of the issuance,” said Comptroller Darlene Green.
“America’s Center is an important economic engine whose conventions draw visitors from around the world to our region to spend money at our restaurants, hotels and businesses,” said Comptroller Green. “Expansion of the convention center is an economic investment in our region, assuring the health of jobs for working families and businesses alike.”
Comptroller Darlene Green is the chief fiscal officer of the City of St. Louis and is charged with safeguarding the city’s credit rating and with protecting taxpayer dollars. She is the recipient of the 2019 Women in Public Finance Lifetime Achievement award. Visit www.stlouis-mo.gov/comptroller to learn more about the Office of the Comptroller.