About Us

STLMade is a movement within the St. Louis metropolitan area that shines a light on the amazing things our innovative, tenacious, big-hearted people are doing. It’s supported by a region-wide collaboration of residents, local leaders, institutions, businesses and nonprofits helping to tell our story – that St. Louis is a place where you can start up, stand out and stay.

The STLMade movement is an initiative of Greater St. Louis, Inc., which brings together business and civic leaders to create jobs and opportunities, expand inclusive economic growth and improve St. Louis’ global competitiveness.

The Power of A Story

Stories move us. Connect us. Teach us something new. Inspire us.

The stories we tell on our site highlight the community and culture that make St. Louis a great place to live and work.

Have an idea for an STLMade story? We’d love to hear it: send it in here. Editor Lauren Harms Milford works with contributing writers, photographers and video production firms to tell these stories. Reach her at editor@thestl.com.

Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to learn about the latest St. Louisans featured on our site.

Join the movement: Use #STLMade to see the good and share the love.

We’re happy you’re here and invite you to follow us on social media for all the stories you didn’t know that you didn’t know about the people who make us proud to call this place home.

When you see people or ideas in your community, your workplace, on the street, wherever, doing things to move the region forward or make it stronger, share it with us and everyone else by posting it with #STLMade on social.

To reach our editor, send us a message at editor@thestl.com.

STLMade Toolkit

#STLMade belongs to all of us. We encourage you to use #STLMade elements to communicate the movement your way. Logos, phone screens, Zoom backgrounds and more are available here.

The video above features STLMade people from our stories on theSTL.com, our neighbors and our favorite places. Special thanks to STLMade Once Films for video editing and to STLMade filmmaker, speaker and activist Prince Ea for voiceover.