February 2013

This category contains 14 posts

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Here are some important points for everyone in the St. Louis region to know about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). In 1975, the United States Congress, recognizing the need for a tax relief program designed to ease the burden of taxation for low and moderate-income families, created the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program. … Continue reading

Whirlwind China Trade Trip Is A Success

Welcome home! The delegation lead by St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and retired United States Senator Kit Bond is back on U.S. soil. The four-city trip (Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing) included more than a dozen businesses and two universities. It was a productive week. While in China, the team inked two agreements, … Continue reading

Banking Boom In The Lou

Finance jobs surged 85 percent during the peak of the financial crisis. You heard right! Between January 2007 and September 2012, St. Louis saw an 85 percent increase in securities-industry employment, according to The Wall Street Journal. Thanks in part to lower wages and municipal tax incentives, the St. Louis region has benefitted from a … Continue reading

Learn How To Export At Your Desk

Ready to take your business abroad? The Chancellor’s Certificate in International Trade combines technical knowledge with the skills to successfully maneuver real situations. Explore ways to successfully conduct business in the competitive global marketplace, while earning a certificate in international trade. The University of Missouri–St. Louis Office of International Studies and Programs, in partnership with … Continue reading

Spirit of St. Louis Airport Receives Perfect FAA Annual Inspection

The Spirit of St. Louis Airport received a perfect inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the third year in a row!    This is the twelfth discrepancy free inspection for Spirit of St. Louis in the past fourteen years.  After the inspection the FAA awarded the airport with another Medal of Excellence and will … Continue reading

Mental Health For Our Youth

Last fall, the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund Board awarded over $39 million to fifty-four nonprofit and government agencies to provide mental health and substance abuse services to St. Louis County children, youth, and families. This was the third funding cycle of the County’s newest department – the Children’s Service Fund. For a breakdown … Continue reading

Revitalizing Neighborhoods, One Home At A Time

Over the past three years the St. Louis County Office of Community Development has been working diligently help stabilize neighborhoods on the brink of decline due to the foreclosure crisis with the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  NSP funding has been used to acquire and rehabilitate vacant foreclosed properties in targeted areas of the … Continue reading

Calling All Subdivisions and Homeowners Associations

The St. Louis County Department of Planning, in partnership with the Community Association Institute-Heartland Chapter, is sponsoring the 2013 Vendor Trade Show.  The Vendor Trade Show provides an opportunity for subdivision trustees to meet companies who provide services to subdivisions and homeowners associations.  The Vendor Trade Show runs from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at … Continue reading

Poll Workers Needed!

Poll workers salary for working Election Day increased $25!                                                                                     The April Election is just around the corner and the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners will be hiring for poll workers. For more information on becoming a poll worker please contact the Election Board at 314-615-1865 or visit our web site at http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/Elections

Campaign Finance Seminar with Board of Elections

The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners and the Missouri Ethics Commissioners are sponsoring the 2013 Campaign Finance Seminar. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning the laws of campaign finance. This seminar will include both new revisions and changes to Missouri statutes that affect campaign finance law. For … Continue reading