We know there are opportunities to develop high-value consumer goods made locally through the power of design. Consider how OXO transformed a 99¢ potato peeler into a $9 item through better ergonomics. DesignHouse can help grow St. Louis’s economy and skill base through increased exposure to design thinking around manufacturing processes. In part, this will come about through making designers more aware of local production capabilities. This is especially important as the maker movement and design entrepreneurship continue to be fueled by crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and lower-cost digital manufacturing capabilities such as 3D printing.