Business Forecast Breakfast

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2024 Topic: Edwardsville's Comprehensive Plan

Since 2015, the City of Edwardsville has invited members of the business community, area organizations and other stakeholders to join City officials, staff and guest speakers for breakfast and some food for thought. The Business Forecast Breakfast is an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the past year, while also considering what lies ahead for the City in terms of growth and economic development.

The focus of this year's program will be Envision Edwardsville 2044, the ongoing update to the City's Comprehensive Plan. Mayor Art Risavy will share insights on this important City document and the ongoing process to update it. 

The keynote speaker will be Andy Struckhoff, president of PGAV Planners LLC, the firm hired to help the City complete the update. PGAV is a St. Louis-based company that provides urban planning, financial development analysis, economic development planning, and municipal advising.

Mr. Struckhoff will take the audience through the following topics:

  • What is a Comprehensive Plan?
  • What's the process and importance of updating the City's Comprehensive Plan? 
  • What is the relationship between economic development in Edwardsville and the Comprehensive Plan? 

BFB-audience 2023The program will conclude with awards for the 2023 Large Business of the Year, 2023 Small Business of the Year and 2023 Non-profit Business of the Year.


Event Details

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5; doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program gets underway at 8 a.m.

WHERE: Leclaire Room at the N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College, 600 Troy Road, #109.

REGISTER: Please let us know if you'll attend by registering here. Registration is limited to the first 250 registrants. 

About the Keynote Speaker

Andy Struckhoff, BFB 2024 keynotePGAV President Andy Struckhoff has worked with more than 100 communities to help stakeholders formulate their vision, identify their needs, and develop actionable steps for implementation. He has helped communities develop new community organizations, new policies for economic development, and has helped his clients achieve more than $3 billion in real estate development over the course of his career.

-- PGAV Planners

Business of the Year Awards

(Awards are handed out to honor the previous year's accomplishments) 

  • BFB-business awards 20232014: World Wide Technology
  • 2015: TriStar Properties and Panattoni Development Company
  • 2016: J.F. Electric
  • 2017: Pfund Construction
  • 2018: Contegra Construction
  • 2019: Anderson Hospital
  • 2020: Trace on the Parkway (Plocher Construction) and Whispering Heights (Fireside Financial)
  • 2021: Pfund Construction (Large Business of the Year) and Mark's Appliance (Small Business of the Year)
  • 2022: R.P. Lumber (Large Business of the Year); Chef's Shoppe (Small Business of the year); Edwardsville Neighbors (Non-profit of the Year)