Vision

Our vision for The Olive Link of tomorrow expands and enriches our current reputation for diversity and inclusiveness. We are uniquely and strategically positioned to become the next great business center in St. Louis. The existing business community and University City Chamber of Commerce are committed to strengthening our ties to the community while supporting business interests and expanding opportunities through infrastructure improvements, redevelopment initiatives, and collaborative marketing efforts.

Our dynamic business community offers a host of benefits to any business type:

Dining, shopping, retail, service providers:

  • An existing visitor and resident base that is eager for new entertainment, dining, and shopping opportunities
  • Plenty of affordable commercial real estate for rent or purchase
  • High visibility and ease-of-access
  • Surrounded by densely populated residential areas
  • An established, eclectic business community
  • City and Chamber support and marketing

Corporations, international companies:

  • Proximity to other large business centers and the airport
  • Affordable commercial real estate for lease, purchase, or build-to-suit
  • Redevelopment incentives and credits
  • Diversity of surrounding residential areas provides excellent workforce options at all skill levels
  • Located in a business-friendly city with an active community development plan
  • Image enhancement as a leader and anchor tenant in a redevelopment area

Startups and Entrepreneurs:

  • “Ground floor” real estate opportunities: high-visibility office space rental at significantly lower cost than other business districts
  • Proximity to other business centers, like the Loop, Clayton, and downtown St. Louis, is excellent
  • Exceptional growth potential
  • Community association and recognition
  • Planned area infrastructure improvements and incentives
  • Ability to help craft the future of The Olive Link and be part of our urban renewal
  • Real estate investment opportunities

Manufacturing and Light Industrial:

  • Well-established Industrial District provides partnership opportunities
  • Existing warehouse structures with room to grow
  • Established zoning for Commercial and Light Industrial
  • Access to local workforce with a wide range of skill sets
  • Easy access to highways and airport
  • Located in a business-friendly city that’s invested in revitalization of The Olive Link