About

OUR MISSION

Is to support minority identifying entrepreneurs by providing access to professional development, capacity building, community and capital in order to meet business goals that lead to accelerating economic equality through business ownership. 

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 5,000 identifying minority entrepreneurs with the support of the community and help them build and grow sustainable businesses driven to accelerate economic equality and transform the Greater St. Louis region. 

WE’RE A SMALL TEAM WITH A BIG REACH

Valerie V. Liddell

Founder & CEO

Chrysta Conway

Program Initiatives Coordinator