OUR MISSION + OUR VALUES
WHO WE ARE
Grind + Growth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses economics to educate, empower, and inspire communities with long-term economic sustainability. We are a business incubator and economic growth agency that welcomes all people from all walks of life.
Our vision and hope, is that by helping communities and families apply sound financial practices, they can achieve financial success and economic equality in business and in life.
WHAT WE DO
Grind + Growth is a community-based business incubator focused on wealth creation in urban communities. We use advocacy, partnerships, mentorship, and trainings to provide families with the resources needed to achieve long-term economic sustainability. Through entrepreneurship training, talent development, and financial education, we educate, inspire, and empower individuals to start building legacies and secure financial futures.
Our organization is committed to economic growth, equity, and the development of the urban communities and their potential for prosperity. We believe that entrepreneurship and economic growth are the tools that will accelerate a prosperous future amongst economically-challenged demographics. We provide business acceleration programs, financial education courses, as well as classes that develop skills and strengths for the workforce.
WHY WE DO IT
Grind + Growth uses hands on economic gardening in the urban communities to support growth and long term economic sustainability. We believe that entire communities are impacted and are better off when entrepreneurs are able to take action.
OUR JOURNEY: As an Economic Development Organization
Founded in 2019 by Serial Entrepreneur and Educator Valerie V. Liddell, Grind + Growth was created in direct response to the underserved minority entrepreneurs in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan region who disproportionately benefit from the city’s economic success, and face many challenges and barriers when starting their own business. Grind + Growth Economic Development Organization is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that champions Business Incubation and Community Revitalization. Through our history, we’ve been an adopter of trends such as coworking and most importantly, a strengthening of urban neighborhoods.
OUR PLEDGE To the Community
Our pledge is to serve over 10,000 minority-identifying entrepreneurs with the support of the community. We will help entrepreneurs build and grow sustainable businesses driven to accelerate economic sustainability, equality and transform the Greater St. Louis region.