I had a meeting with Pat Bannister and Erica Henderson of the St. Louis Development Corporation today. The SLDC is an organization that works to help businesses in St. Louis apply for funding to get the business off the ground. They help sift through the grants, loans, and tax credits available to identify the best strategy for each specific company. They are good people looking to help nurture and promote local businesses. I'm looking forward to working with them in the future.