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Access STL West is a regional marketing collaboration between the public-private nonprofit economic development organizations representing Montgomery County, Missouri and Warren County, Missouri dedicated to attracting businesses to the STL West region. In addition to leading marketing efforts on behalf of the region, our team offers a variety of project management services to businesses interested in exploring the many benefits of choosing STL West. These services include assisting with site/building selection, hosting community and property tours, collecting data, identifying potential incentives and more. Our effort is funded by contributions from our network of supporting local governments and area businesses, allowing us to provide these project management services at no cost. Contact us today to learn how we can assist with your next project!

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Josh Beck
Business Development Consultant


Josh’s professional experience has included key positions for economic development organizations at both the state and local level, along with sales and marketing experience in the private sector. Through his experience, he has worked with companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 and projects ranging from 2-5 employee operations to those creating thousands of jobs and capital investment in excess of $1 billion. He has also worked locally in the areas of strategic planning, existing employer retention and expansion, infrastructure improvement, grant-writing, coalition development, fundraising and more.

As Vice President of Business Recruitment for the Missouri Partnership, Missouri’s public-private business attraction and marketing organization, Josh was charged with generating new business leads, leading project teams, negotiating incentives, coordinating marketing efforts and managing relationships with site selection consultants and key company contacts located throughout the United States. Josh was also part of the initial team for the State’s newly-formed public-private model and served in an integral role during the organization’s development phase. He also served as a member of the Missouri Certified Sites Review Committee and served as the state lead for projects coming from the St. Louis RCGA. Josh currently serves on the Missouri Economic Development Council Board of Directors and as a member of the Marketing Implementation Team for the State of Missouri’s Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth.

As Executive Director of MCGI, a public-private local economic development organization, Josh led the community’s effort to strengthen the local economy and improve the quality of place. A trusted advisor to both the organization’s Board and the community’s elected officials, Josh led numerous successful projects and gained valuable insight into effective strategies for local economic and community development.

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