The mission of Ferguson 1000 is to be a primary engine for economic development in Ferguson, and other urban cities nationwide. Our objective is to leverage the City’s assets to drive growth, create jobs, and improve quality of life through corporate relationships and minority business development.
We are an organization dedicated to Ferguson and St. Louis and its people. We use our expertise to develop, advise, manage, and invest to strengthen businesses and help neighborhoods thrive. We make the region stronger.
Ferguson 1000 works with nearly 100 corporations, community groups and citizens in improving the quality of life. We have over 100 volunteers that work with us in this effort. Our leadership core is 25 leaders who range in all sectors of the economy with expertise in each.
We Develop to Make the Region Stronger
We build from the bottom up; starting with a strong infrastructure to support the region’s many neighborhoods. By leveraging partnerships between the public and private sectors, we stimulate the economy with real estate developments that create jobs, build and revive communities, and improve quality of life for all.
We Advise to Make the Region Stronger
By providing expert business, economic and policy advice to the City, not-for-profit, and for-profit private sectors, we work to ensure that region remains a global center of commerce and culture. We work with the city’s workforce department and the regional chamber on strategic issues and devising programs that help to attract and retain world-class companies and professionals including minority businesses. In order to diversify and grow the City’s economy, our extensive initiatives are designed to assist the City’s various sectors and to introduce actionable plans to make our vision for the City’s future a reality. This mission will be duplicated in Baltimore as our first expansion city while growing to more as well.
We Manage to Make the Region Stronger
Our emphasis on minority business development and job creation through corporations leverages assets generates revenue while creating jobs and new business opportunities. We partner with other organizations agencies to ensure that our potential employees have access to jobs and minority businesses have access to opportunities
We Invest to Make the Region Stronger
We provide the financial tools access that allow businesses and not-for-profits to grow and create new jobs. We also fund public and private projects that generate jobs and revenue – investments for now and for the future.
Ferguson is dedicated to investing in growth and capital but it’s not only economic, it’s also human growth and capital—Ferguson, St. Louis, Baltimore and other urban cities will realize a rich, rewarding, and vibrant future. It is this investment and commitment that can help strengthen the City of Urban America.