County Executive Dr. Sam Page Announces Economic Rescue Team


ST. LOUIS COUNTY (June 24, 2020) - A new Economic Rescue Team appointed by County Executive Dr. Sam Page will recommend ways to use COVID-19 relief funds to help boost the county’s economy and review county regulations for businesses to see how government can work more efficiently.

The six-person advisory team, all volunteers, will not make policies but help determine the best way to assist businesses during the economic recovery. The team will oversee four working groups focusing on: minority- and immigrant-owned businesses; small businesses and industry; community development; and workforce development.

“The team is designed to ensure that the voices of small businesses and workers are heard in the process,” said County Executive Page. “The Economic Rescue Team will play a critical role in helping us moving through and beyond this crisis.”

The Economic Rescue Team members are:

  • Rick Stevens, President of Christian Hospital
  • Frank D. Jacobs, Business Manager of IBEW Local 1
  • Veta Jeffery, Executive Director of Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce.
  • Kellie McCoy, Owner CEO Chandra Group
  • Dr. Jeff Pittman, Chancellor of St. Louis Community College
  • Rodney Crim, CEO and President of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, ex-officio member.