Regional Benefits

By uniting our region’s – and one of the world’s – most recognizable icons with two of our city and the Mississippi River, we will build new connections, invigorate existing attractions and expand points of interest beyond the existing park to the riverbank and into the city itself.

The CityArchRiver project will provide an immense economic impact for the St. Louis region. Over the past few years, attendance at the Arch grounds has steadily declined. The CityArchRiver project improvements will bring visitor numbers back to levels experienced at the Arch grounds in the past and encourage visitors to stay at the Park and in the region for longer periods of time. These changes will bring an added impact of $367 million and 4,400 permanent jobs to the region. That’s the equivalent of one additional St. Louis Cardinals baseball season each year or more than 4 NCAA Final Four Tournaments. In addition, the project will bring 530 construction jobs to the region over the next three years.

Read the CityArchRiver project Economic Impact Study.

When we invest in and elevate our region’s assets, everyone benefits:

  • Our RegionOur Region…
    will be better positioned through national and international recognition and added tourism
  • Our BusinessesOur Businesses…
    will be better able to attract and retain talent
  • Our CommunitiesOur Communities…
    will grow and flourish thanks to improvements in infrastructure and park space
  • Each of UsEach of us…
    can feel pride in our city – a world-class destination with a world-class design.
  • About the Arch ProjectAbout the Project

    CityArchRiver is about all of us coming together to celebrate and enjoy what makes St. Louis great.

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  • Gateway Arch PartnershipsPartnerships

    CityArchRiver is possible because of public-private partnerships.

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