Who We Are

You make products. The right connections make a difference in the sale and innovation of those products.

St. Louis Makes, a nonprofit 501c3, is the only peer group that serves emerging and mid-size regional manufacturers to help them drive sales expansion and profitability. Now you have a direct connection to other St. Louis regional manufacturers. They provide their insights and experience to help you turn challenges into growth through product and process innovation, new market opportunities and ideas for finding a skilled trade workforce.
Other benefits include access to events that provide an inside look at manufacturing best practices through factory tours and our ProductCamp. If you’re looking for manufacturing focused business advisors such as accountants, patent attorneys and marketing professionals, then look to St. Louis Makes.
Members also get early access to proprietary research about emerging trends in sales, job growth, revenue of manufacturers by subsectors, and more. It’s all here at St. Louis Makes. That’s why you should be, too.

Our Mission & Vision

St Louis Makes teaches best practices in revenue growth to manufacturing companies. St Louis Makes provides value through three areas of service delivery: 

1) Educational programs

2) Peer learning events

3) Economic development research

It is our belief that best practices can be taught to willing individuals and companies

"Manufacturing is a great economic driver. St. Louis Makes provides opportunity for our region to capitalize on existing resources and provide emerging products the support and resources to grow exponentially."
– Managing Partner, STROCO Manufacturing