Growing Hispanic community in STL prompts hires by commerce group

A recent list showing St. Louis to be one of the best cities in the Midwest for Hispanic businesses came as no surprise to one local agency.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis has hired two more staff members because of the overall growth of STL's Hispanic community:

“The new staff will have a sharp focus in recruiting, training and counseling new Hispanic- and minority-owned small businesses, which we see as pillars of our local economy," said Karlos Ramirez, the chamber's executive director.

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