St. Louis chamber promotes education initiative

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St. Louis ranks 14th of the nation’s top 20 metro areas in percentage of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree.| Courtesy of Creative Commons

The St. Louis Regional Chamber is seeking to raise the metro area’s education levels with a program based on the economic premise that the better educated a city is, the more money its people earn and the more money they spend.

The program, called Degrees That Work, is part of a push for St. Louis to become one of the country’s top 10 cities in college degree attainment by 2025. St. Louis currently ranks 14th out of the nation’s top 20 metro areas, with 30 percent of adults having at least a bachelor’s degree.

The main component of the program is the Employer Toolkit, a list of actions the chamber believes employers can take to nudge their workers toward enrolling in college.

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