St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Jan 29, 2016
St. Louis has best year for job growth since 2006
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/26/16)
The St. Louis metro area added 5,000 jobs in December, capping its best year for job growth since 2006. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis among best STEM markets
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/27/16)
St. Louis is among the 20 best metropolitan areas in the United States for STEM professionals — those in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. >> CLICK FOR MORE
These 10 cities have the fastest-growing startup scenes — and neither New York nor Silicon Valley made the cut
(Business Insider, 1/25/16)
Here are the fastest-growing startup scenes in the US right now. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Centene to raise $2.27 billion for Health Net acquisition
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/26/16)
Centene, the Clayton-based managed health care company, said Tuesday it would be offering $2.27 billion in senior notes due 2021 and 2024 to help finance a proposed $6.8 billion acquisition of Los Angeles-based managed care provider Health Net. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Square starts move into new Cortex office space
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/25/16)
Square Inc. has started the transition from its temporary office space in the CIC@CET building to its newly developed space in @4240, where it plans to hire 200 workers for its St. Louis operations over the next five years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name World Wide Technology One of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Technology
(Visual Strategy Magazine, 1/26/16)
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market leading technology integrator, announced today that it has been named one of the 2016 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Edward Jones receives J.D. Power President’s Awards
(Orange County Breeze, 1/25/16)
Financial-services firm Edward Jones was awarded the prestigious J.D. Power President’s Award recognizing its commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction, according to Sean Payne, CFP®. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Korte to build warehouse at America's Central Port
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/22/16)
Korte Co. of St. Louis will build a 100,000-square-foot warehouse at America’s Central Port, which is on the Mississippi River in Madison. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Early stage investing hits record high
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/22/16)
More money than ever — $116.9 million — was invested by venture capitalists into early stage companies in Missouri last year, according to recent data provided by PwC and the National Venture Capital Association. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis County hires architect for Creve Coeur 'innovation hub'
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/29/16)
A Baltimore-based architecture firm has been hired to help develop a master plan for a 600-acre "innovation hub" in Creve Coeur. >> CLICK FOR MORE
BioGenerator investment lures North Carolina biotech startup to St. Louis
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/25/16)
Edison Agrosciences, a biotech company originally from Durham, North Carolina, announced Monday it plans to relocate its headquarters to St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Pulse raises $10 million from investors
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/27/16)
Pulse Therapeutics, a St. Louis-based medical device startup, has raised approximately $10 million from a group of investors led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm NanoDimension. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Washington University spinout focused on treating cancer raises seed capital
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/28/16)
Accuronix Therapeutics, a biotech company based on technology developed at Washington University, has raised $625,000 from a group of investors including the BioGenerator and Missouri Technology Corp. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Global Manufacturer Establishes North American Headquarters in St. Louis
(InnoVox STL, 1/25/16)
GWR Safety Systems has a message for manufacturers: You don’t have to manufacture abroad to be competitive. Ted and Claudia Gast bought GWR, a Barcelona-based designer and manufacturer of seat belts, with the aim of establishing St. Louis as the company’s North American headquarters. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Centene, Washington U partner on health research center
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/29/16)
Managed care provider Centene Corp. has partnered with Washington University and Duke University to launch a new center aimed at translating research into more effective health-related behaviors. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SIUE spring enrollment hits all-time high
(Illinois Business Journal, 1/27/16)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,346 students is the largest spring enrollment in the university’s history, officials said today. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Washington University bucks trend as law school applications rise
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/27/16)
Top-ranking law schools across the U.S. are seeing a drop in the number of potential students applying, but Washington University is bucking the trend. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Imagine a Better St. Louis: Ameren introduces program to bridge racial divide in St. Louis region
(KMOV, 1/21/16)
One of St. Louis’ biggest corporations is doing its part to provide resources that will help bring the region together. >> CLICK FOR MORE
STL National Blues Museum nearing completion
(KSDK, 1/26/16)
After a year of construction, the National Blues Museum in downtown St. Louis is nearing completion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis County in early talks about upgrades for convention center and Scottrade Center
(St. Louis Public Radio, 1/26/16)
With the St. Louis Rams splitting for California, some policymakers want to spruce up the Scottrade Center and the city’s convention center. And St. Louis County could play a role in chipping in for expensive renovations. >> CLICK FOR MORE
CityArchRiver Foundation hits capital campaign goal
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/26/16)
CityArchRiver Foundation, the nonprofit organization assisting with coordination and fundraising for the in-progress $380 million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds, has completed its $250 million capital campaign, officials said Tuesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE