Services and Information

Departments and Agencies

  • Business Assistance Center
    BAC facilitates the licensing and permitting of businesses in the City of St. Louis and acts as the ombudsman for the City business community.
  • License Collector's Office
    The Business License Collector's Office home page is the first place taxpayers should come to get started with the business licensing process.

Online Applications and Forms

Downloadable Forms

Laws, Bills, and Policies

Plans and Reports

Maps and GIS

Meeting Materials

  • 2015 Business Luncheon Event Photos On Facebook
    Photos of participants and award recipients.
    Since 2001, BioSTL has been building the foundation for medical and plant science, innovation and entrepreneur success that is transforming the St. Louis Economy.
  • Carondelet Community Betterment Federation
    Carondelet Community Betterment Federation, Inc. (CCBF) strives to identify and improve the basic social, economic and educational needs of Carondelet through community outreach and collaborative efforts with various organizations.
  • Central Patrol Business Association
    The Central Patrol Business Association supports cooperation between law enforcement and the business owners who represent the cornerstone for safe, vibrant, and thriving neighborhoods of the 3rd and 4th Police Districts.
  • Central West End North Community Improvement District
    The Central West End North Community Improvement District (NCID) was formed in 2010 to enhance the district and the businesses it represents through a combination of physical improvements and promotional activities. Activities of the NCID are made financially possible through a 1 percent retail sales tax within the district, situated along the North Euclid commercial corridor from Lindell to Washington.
  • Cherokee / Lemp Special Business District
    Cherokee / Lemp Special Business District collects revenue from special assessments and business license fees to serve Cherokee Street from Indiana to DeMenil Place.
  • Cherokee Antique Row Business Association
    Cherokee Antique Row Business Association supports merchants along Cherokee Street from Lemp to Jefferson.
  • Cherokee Street Community Improvement District
    The Cherokee Street Community Improvement District (CID) was established in 2017 to advance the economic, social and cultural interests of the Cherokee Street community, between Gravois and Indiana Avenues. We work to achieve this mission by supporting a diverse, independent business community, creating beautiful, safe and active public spaces, and fostering a culture of creativity and empowerment in and around Cherokee Street.
  • Chippewa Broadway Business Association
    Founded in 1923, the Chippewa Broadway Business Association (CBBA)has worked continuously to create and foster a friendly, cooperative spirit between businesses and residents for the betterment of the Chippewa-Broadway-Jefferson area. The association works to accomplish these goals through youth empowerment programs, beautification initiatives, and special events.
  • City of St. Louis - Active RFPs, RFQs, RFIs
    City of St. Louis procurement feed of the latest active RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs
  • Communications Transmission System
    St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 23.64 DIVISION IV Communications Transmission Systems
  • Delmar Commercial Committee
    The Delmar Commercial Committee is a subcommittee to the Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council (SDCC). It supports businesses along the Delmar commercial corridor in the Skinker, DeBaliviere, and West End neighborhoods.
  • Dogtown Business Merchants Association
    Home of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Dogtown is a unique neighborhood with restaurants, pubs and distinctive shopping venues. The Dogtown Business Merchants Association primarily facilitates the development of the Clayton-Tamm commercial district by facilitating events and marketing the district.
  • Downtown Dutchtown Business Association (DT2)
    The Downtown Dutchtown Business Association (DT2) has three main objectives: retain and develop current businesses; attract appropriate new businesses; and increase property values. DT2 supports Dutchtown businesses with resources for urban renewal, including façade improvement assistance, administering business loans specifically designated for Dutchtown businesses, and serving as a go-between for businesses navigating city government.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Research Data
    Data and Publications, Papers on regional economic trends
  • Forest Park South Business Association
    The Forest Park South Business Association is a membership organization created to advance the mutual interests of commercial establishments within the area bounded by Hampton on the west, 39th on the east, Forest Park Avenue on the north and Interstate 44 on the south. The Forest Park South Business Association works to: serve as a representative for businesses in community planning and improvement projects; plan future growth and development of the district; support and fund community events; serve as an advocate for members; encourage fellowship among business owners; and assist various charity work.
  • Global STL
    An initiative of BioSTL that attracts high-growth
    international companies to St. Louis
  • Grand Center
    The Grand Center district is a hub of art and cultural institutions in St. Louis. Grand Center, Inc. is a non-profit that facilitates the growth and development of the district through planning initiatives and events.
  • Hampton-Chippewa Business Association
    The Hampton-Chippewa Business Association strives to maintain a strong, cohesive and viable business community. They promote and organize events that educate the general public regarding the advantages of living, working, and doing business in the area.
  • Invitation: Good Climate is Good Business
    Good Climate is Good Business Invitation
  • Kingsway Merchants' Association
    The Kingsway Merchant's Association (KMA) has been working since 1983 to support and improve the business vitality in the Kingsway Business District, one of the City's largest districts. The KMA is comprised of member businesses and other concerned residents, who are all working together for the continued support of the business community by attracting and retaining businesses and promoting events.
  • Lafayette Square Business Association
    The Lafayette Square Business Association represents an eclectic mix of small businesses working together to promote healthy local commerce. They strive to create an engaging destination for residents and visitors alike in this urban oasis.
  • Locust Business District
    Incorporated in 1982 as a special tax district, the Locust Business District has expanded its objective of stimulating community morale and facilitating economic growth through the accommodation of emerging commercial markets.
  • Macklind Business District
    The Macklind Business District (MBD) offers unique local services to the Southampton community. The MBD promotes and maintains their unique mix of home-grown, local businesses along Macklind Avenue with events and beautification projects.
  • Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
    Old North St. Louis Restoration Group (ONSLRG) is a diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood featuring the Crown Square Business Corridor and some of the city's most elegant vernacular architecture. Priding themselves on their rich history, as well as their exciting future, ONSLRG seeks to attract independent businesses to their newly developed mainstreet.
  • Recycle at Work
    Recyling resources for City Employees, how to start recycling at work, recycling for businesses, nonprofits and institutions, buying recycled products and additional resources for recycling in the workplace.
  • Revitalization of Baden Association
    The Baden Business Association advances the general welfare and prosperity of the business district which includes the area within the intersections of Switzer & Baden, Switzer & N. Broadway, Riverview & N. Broadway, and Hall & Riverview.
  • Second District Police Business Association
    SDPBA is a coalition of businesses and the St. Louis Police Department created to foster a safe environment for businesses and residents in the Second district.
  • Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council Neighborhood
    The Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council (SDCC) aims to be the connector, coordinator and facilitator of all aspects necessary to maintain and enhance the diverse, desirable and thriving community of Skinker DeBaliviere.
  • Soulard Business Association
    Soulard or "the Island" is St. Louis' oldest neighborhood and boosts one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the world; Soulard features diverse shops, restaurants and bars. The Soulard Business Association supports and promotes the surrounding historic neighborhood through a variety of special events, public improvements and marketing campaigns.
  • South Grand Community Improvement District
    The South Grand District is a hub of the St. Louis international community and offers a variety of ethnic restaurants, small shops and bars. The South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) enhances the community by promoting safety, cleanliness, commercial tenant retention, and infrastructure improvements.
  • St. Louis City Benchmarking Reporting Website
    Privately owned buildings and municipal buildings in St. Louis that are 50,000 square feet or more are required to be benchmarked, and submit reporting for the first compliance deadline by May 1, annually
  • St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
    The partnership guides the St. Louis region’s joint efforts to support new and growing businesses.
  • St. Louis Opportunity Zone External Website
    Learn about Opportunity Zone incentives, find projects to invest in or submit a project.
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch Business Luncheon Cover Story
    St. Louis Post Dispatch Business Luncheon Cover Story
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly
    St. Louis Small Business Monthly is a monthly publication for small business owners
  • Telephone Company Alternative Tax
    Telephone Company Alternative Tax
  • The Hill Business Association
    The Hill Business Association (HBA)serves to promote the internationally known Italian neighborhood of St. Louis. The HBA sponsors events that attract visitors, and in the process, promotes the business community of the Hill, which has grown to include unique specialty retail and restaurants.
  • Tower Grove Business Association
    The Tower Grove Business Association (TGBA) has a variety of retail shops, restaurants and services along Morganford and nearby commercial corridors such as Tower Grove and Shaw. The TGBA promotes area businesses through unique events and efforts to attract and retain businesses.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration St. Louis Office
    The U.S. Small Business Administration provides loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

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