Testimonials

NCI is an impactful partner for North County and the whole St. Louis Region. They make meaningful business connections and work hard for businesses in the community. They are a catalyst for economic and community growth and help sustain and improve our business climate.
Rodney Crim
CEO AND PRESIDENT, ST. LOUIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
As an advocacy organization, NCI’s contribution to the region is essential in the sustainability and stability of our business and residential climate.
Nathan & Christina Bennett
Owners, Hendel’s Market Cafe
North County Inc. is a vital resource for residents and businesses in the North County footprint. We appreciate their work to connect and convene stakeholders to affect change and make North County a more vibrant place for all who live and work there.
Kathleen Reeves
AVP, CORPORATE COMMUNITY RELATIONS, ENTERPRISE MOBILITY
North County Inc. serves as the regional economic development agency for the North St. Louis County area. It acts as an advocate for Hazelwood and other North County communities that may not have the resources to promote their own assets to prospective developers and interest more businesses in choosing North County as their corporate base. NCI also offers assistance to the small business sector by providing seminars and training to help stimulate economic growth.
Mayor Matt Robinson
CITY OF HAZELWOOD
Recognizing that we are only as strong as our neighbors, NCI provides a conduit for businesses and communities to forge strong collaborative relationships that benefit all of us. SSM DePaul is proud to be a part of the North County community and a member of NCI.
Tina Garrison
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, SSM HEALTH ST. LOUIS AND S. IL REGION
NCI’s members represent the key leadership in North County. We are proud to be part of a committed group achieving tangible results for creating a more vital and equitable community. They have a critical ear to the community and are a key partner in our engagement with civic, business, and community outreach.
Rick Stevens
PRESIDENT, CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL
Hazelwood School District is proud of our longstanding partnership with NCI. The support and advocacy that NCI provides for our educational community helps ensure that all of North County is a part of keeping our schools viable and strong.
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart
SUPERINTENDENT, HAZELWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT
Stifel is a proud partner with NCI and supports the vision, dedication, and work done to support the residents of North County. Stifel, a firm headquartered in St. Louis, is committed to ensuring that the communities, school districts, businesses, and residents of North County have the resources needed to flourish and provide meaningful impact for its constituents. NCI, as a bridge to these resources, is an effective organization bringing much needed collaboration amongst the members that it serves.
Lorenzo Boyd
MANAGING DIRECTOR – PUBLIC FINANCE, INVESTMENT BANKING, STIFEL
As Riverview Gardens School District strives to realize a new view on the horizon, we applaud NCI for its tireless efforts to bring local school districts, businesses, and community organizations together. NCI plays a key role in building impactful, collaborative partnerships in North County. These partnerships are critical in educating scholars and supporting the community.
Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, RIVERVIEW GARDENS SCHOOL DISTRICT
We know we are only as strong as the communities in which we do business. Working alongside our community partners, Commerce Bank believes in helping to build a strong future for the communities we serve. This is one of the reasons why we support NCI.
Tamara Lackland
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT/BRANCH MANAGER, COMMERCE BANK
NCI was such a pivotal connector for the groundbreaking of the College's new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences. What we are doing is so important for the community, and NCI sees that and advocates for us. That one small step has a butterfly effect and continues to have ripples through the community.
Dr. Elizabeth Gassel Perkins
Campus President & CCAO, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
NCI has been a key partner in our efforts to create and sustain desirable, connected communities. We are proud to have such a committed group working on behalf of our residents and businesses.
The Honorable Dr. Sam Page
ST. LOUIS COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Boeing’s commitment to the continued growth of our aerospace manufacturing industry footprint in North County continues to evolve. This year, the company committed to an expansion at the Lambert St. Louis International Airport site that expects to put approximately $1.8 billion into the regional economy, create approximately 500 new jobs, and continue to sustain the over $670 million supplier base in Missouri. NCI’s tireless advocacy for North County enables companies like Boeing to prosper in one of the best regions St. Louis has to offer.
John Frederick
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, THE BOEING COMPANY
In today’s economy, the connections you make are the foundation of your professional life. North County Inc. has a great history of bringing people together to help them make those long-lasting and successful connections. We are proud of the work NCI is doing to strengthen St. Louis County.
Darrell Scott
VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS FINANCE, ST. LOUIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
HDR has been a proud member and supporter of NCI since 1999. What caught our attention then is still evident today. Their members and leadership engage with a vision to improve the economics, transportation system, and livability of North St. Louis County. As for their annual leadership breakfast, I challenge you to name any other organization in the entire St. Louis region that can bring over 600 people together for one event, ranging from top regional leaders to business owners to the individual homeowner! That alone is a formula for success!
Andrew Potthast, P.E.
ST. LOUIS OFFICE PRINCIPAL VICE PRESIDENT, HDR ENGINEERING, INC.
We work collaboratively with NCI in North St. Louis County. They are a catalyst and convener and really help us as we maintain our educational relevance.
Dr. Kristin Sobolik
Chancellor, University of Missouri St. Louis
NCI is one of our region’s most respected associations. McBride & Son was founded in North County, and we look forward to continuing our current neighborhoods in the area and future developments.
John Eilermann, Jr.
CEO & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MCBRIDE & SON HOMES
NorthPoint Development has chosen to offer its support because we believe in the message that NCI promotes. NorthPoint and our partners have invested over $375MM in North County, with plans to be a long-term holder of these assets. That is because we believe in the region, its business climate, and its leadership. Through its advocacy and economic development efforts, NCI plays a vital role in maintaining the business-friendly and collaborative culture in North County.
Mark Militzer
Regional Vice President, NorthPoint Development
NCI is a valued partner that fosters stability in the community and promotes hope for a strong future by connecting businesses, civic groups, and schools.
Dr. Joseph Davis
SUPERINTENDENT, FERGUSON-FLORISSANT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Founded in 1977, NCI continues to work hard to be an advocate for North St. Louis County. I applaud all that they do and thank NCI for their continuous commitment and dedication to improve the quality of life for all.
Mayor Tim Lowery
CITY OF FLORISSANT
At Ameren Missouri, we are committed to improving the lives of the communities we serve through programs supporting economic development, efficient electrification, and sustainable energy solutions. Our partnership with NCI helps foster a more vibrant community in the North County area.
Marco Tipton
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE, AMEREN MISSOURI
NCI’s initiatives support North County businesses, organizations, employees, and families. Their work is long-term, sustaining, and contributes to the stability of the region. We all benefit from the results of their efforts.
Dr. Elizabeth Gassel Perkins
CAMPUS PRESIDENT & CCAO, ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY
As the strong voice of North County, NCI’s focus is to bring all the community leaders together to accomplish extraordinary things. They do an amazing job focusing on those who are advancing the area. They collaborate with community leaders to keep North County strong and viable.
Andy Cook
ANALYST, NEW FRONTIER MATERIALS
Ascension, through the Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson, is committed to long-term economic and charitable growth and investment in North County. NCI understands the needs of the community and is a wonderful and collaborative partner to bring about sustainable change.
Nick Ragone
DISTRICT ENGINEER, ST. LOUIS AT MISSOURI’S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
North County Inc. is an impactful group that improves the North County community through thoughtful advocacy and strategic partnerships. I enjoy collaborating with fellow members to gain insight into the community’s needs and assist in programmatic development to help our population thrive.
Dr. Ray Weick
REGIONAL PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE, MERCY EAST
Thanks to NCI’s support and engagement, we have been able to make many improvements to the I-270 corridor. The new bridges, pavements, and shared-use paths have led to new jobs and career paths in St. Louis County. We appreciate NCI’s support and celebrate the completed project in December 2023!
Tom Blair
DISTRICT ENGINEER, ST. LOUIS AT MISSOURI’S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION