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FOCUS St. Louis was created in 1996 through a merger between Confluence St. Louis and the Leadership Center of Greater St. Louis. Since its inception, FOCUS has played an important role in developing community policy reports meant to educate and catalyze action. Today, FOCUS uses the Community Conversation model to help inform and inspire the public, but the following policy reports continue to serve as resources for the community.

 

Crime

Crime Victims in the St. Louis Region: Their Rights - Our Responsibilities (1986)

Crime Victims in the St. Louis Region: Their Rights - Our Responsibilities - Executive Summary (1986)

For Our Children, For Our Future: Developing Connections to Prevent Youth Crime (1993)

 

DIVERSITY

A New Spirit for St. Louis - Valuing Diversity (1989)

Diversity Resources Directory - People and Programs Making a Difference (1992)

Diversity Brings Progress - Strengthening Economic Inclusion in the St. Louis Region (1999)

Focus on Desegregation (1999)

Fordyce Two - A Leadership Summit (1990)

Minority Business Development - Opportunities and Challenges (1994)

New Americans Task Force: Building the Future of the St. Louis Region (2003)

Racial Equality in the St. Louis Region (2001) 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / Workforce

Affordable Housing for the Region's Workforce Full Report (2005)

Affordable Housing for the Region's Workforce Executive Summary (2005)

Entrepreneurship in Metropolitan St. Louis (1985)

Economic Progress Through Public Education - A Report on Workforce Readiness (1989)

Economic Progress Through Public Education Executive Summary (1989)

Minority Business Development - Opportunities and Challenges (1994)

New Americans Task Force: Building the Future of the St. Louis Region (2003)

Regional Fiscal Reform in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region (2008) 

Structural Unemployment in the St. Louis Region (1987)

Welfare Reform in the St. Louis Region - Business as Partner (1997)

 

Education

Competitive Edge Investing in Higher Education for Missouri's Future (1990)

Competitive Edge Investing in Higher Education for Missouri's Future - Executive Summary (1990)

Connections - Schools, Community and Business Working Together (1991)

Economic Progress Through Public Education - A Report on Workforce Readiness (1989)

Economic Progress Through Public Education Executive Summary (1989)

Focus on Desegregation (1999)

St. Louis Public Charter Schools (2011)

The Fordyce Education Conference (1992)


good governance

Inside City Hall (1997)

Inside City Hall Executive Summary (1997)

Inside City Hall - Progress Report One Year Later - Full Report (1998)

Inside City Hall - Progress Report One Year Later -Supplemental Data (1998)

Inside City Hall - One Hundred Days that Changed the City of St. Louis (1999)

Resolving the MSD Crisis - The Final Report of the Confluence St. Louis Task Force (1996)

The Pierce Report - A Call to Action (1997)

The Solid Waste Question (1984)

Too Many Governments (1987)


Healthcare

Health Care for the Indigent Population in the St. Louis Region (1985)

 

infrastructure

A Vision for Regional Infrastructure Improvement (1992)

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Environmental Sustainability Roadmap Full Report (2009) 

Executive Summary

Toolkit

Survey - All Cities

Survey - Large Cities

Survey - Medium Cities

Survey - Small Cities


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