A simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less has been released by the U.S. Small Business Administration to further assist companies impacted by the pandemic. Click here for more information. 


Holtec Gas Systems invests almost $3 million to expand in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Holtec Gas Systems, a certified designer and manufacturer of advanced nitrogen generators, has announced an investment of around $3 million to purchase and update a 50,000-square-foot facility to expand in St. Charles. Holtec celebrated 20 years in business in 2019, and moved out of a nearly 7,000-square-foot facility in


GOVERNOR PARSON ANNOUNCES MISSOURI WILL FULLY REOPEN, ENTER PHASE 2 OF RECOVERY PLAN ON JUNE 16 JEFFERSON CITY — Pending expiration of Phase 1 on June 15, Governor Mike Parson announced today that Missouri will fully reopen and enter Phase 2 of its “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. “It is truly incredible to

St. Charles County business community overwhelmingly supportive of response to COVID-19

Local business community overwhelmingly supportive of current response to COVID-19 in
St. Charles County, according to EDC online survey

St. Charles County to Follow "Show Me Recovery" Plan

ST. CHARLES COUNTY EXECUTIVE SUPPORTS GOVERNOR’S COVID RECOVERY PLAN ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced at last night’s County Council meeting that the county will follow the state’s Phase I plan for recovery from COVID-19 announced yesterday by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. The

State of Missouri Plans for Phase 1 of Re-Opening Business and Community Life

State of Missouri Plans for Phase 1 of Re-Opening Business and Community Life

Important Small Business Resource Updates for April 1, 2020

As our community, state and region continue to mobilize to provide resources and hope as we all endure COVID-19 together, the EDC is pleased to send out the latest information we have on how the CARES Act can deliver important help now to businesses and their employees in St. Charles County, Missouri.

2019 Annual Report

2019 was a year of accomplishment for the EDC Business & Community Partners of St. Charles County. The organization, which is focused on business incubation, financing and counseling, business retention and recruitment, and community initiatives, recently shared its 2019 Economic Impact Report. Some highlights include:

EDC Business and Community Partners Appoints Scott Drachnik as New President and CEO

For Immediate Release

 November 19, 2019 - ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The Board of Directors of EDC Business and Community Partners has selected Scott J. Drachnik to serve as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective January 6, 2020.