St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Jun 10, 2016
St. Louis, Entrepreneurial Boomtown
(Washington Monthly, 6/2016)
Back in the mid-oughts, Jarret Glasscock was happily ensconced at the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis, working on the federal government’s Human Genome Project. >> CLICK FOR MORE
‘We can’t afford to leave anyone behind:’ Inclusion key for St. Louis economy, Regional Chamber says
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/6/16)
While the recent economic cycle has impacted St. Louis positively, St. Louis Regional Chamber president and CEO Joe Reagan says that the long-term strategy around the future of the St. Louis economy lies in inclusion and talent attraction/retention. >> CLICK FOR MORE
9 St. Louis companies remain on Fortune 500
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/6/16)
Nine St. Louis area companies remain on the Fortune 500 list and they are the same employers who made the rankings last year. But there have been some changes in where the companies now stand in the publication’s annual tally based on fiscal year revenue. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Missouri Budget Director Says State Revenues Up 3 Percent
(CBS St. Louis, 6/2/16)
Missouri’s budget director says revenue is up 3.4 percent compared to the same time last year.. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New innovation district hopes to tap into scientific, economic resources
(KMOV, 6/8/16)
A plan for a new innovation district, much like Cortex in the Central West End, is being planned in hopes of bringing thousands of jobs to the Creve Coeur area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Cyber Awareness Day provides St. Louis with investments, new cyber-security chapter
(KMOV, 6/7/16)
As technology advances into the future, the impact it has on daily life also grows. >> CLICK FOR MORE
This Is Why You Should Pay Attention To T-REX’s New Capital Campaign
(EQ, 6/6/16)
T-REX, the Downtown technology incubator and co-working space, has attracted innovative companies and events for the past two years. Now, the T-REX team is looking to expand its reach with an $8 million campaign, announced in April at the space’s second birthday party. >> CLICK FOR MORE
High cell phone bill? St. Louis startup says it can save you big bucks
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/9/16)
Hardly anybody enjoys seeing the monthly cell phone bill. Nick Lindwedel, a St. Louis entrepreneur, believes he can change that. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Charles County targets IT jobs, training
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann is calling for new partnerships between business leaders and educators to prepare students for jobs in the growing information technology sector, as well as attract those jobs to the county. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MediBeacon acquires German medical device company
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/8/16)
MediBeacon, a Creve Coeur company focusing on monitoring kidney function, has acquired a German medical device company with similar technology. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Centene's massive 4-phase Clayton campus plan
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/6/16)
Centene Corp. on Monday revealed more details about its proposed Clayton campus, saying its first new building, directly east of its current headquarters, would total 660,000 square feet. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Amazon decision highlights St. Louis region's growing strength as a logistics hub
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
The massive warehouse east of Interstate 255 doesn’t look much different from the dozen or so that line Gateway Center Commerce Drive. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Aclara wins contract with Missouri American Water to provide metering solution
(CTBR, 6/1/16)
Aclara has won a major contract from Missouri American Water to provide, install and service its Synergize STAR Network for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in St. Louis County, Missouri. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Iron Mountain buys buildings for $20 million
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
Iron Mountain, an enterprise information management services company from Boston, has acquired three parcels of property near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for $19.6 million. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Soft Surroundings to build new warehouse
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
Luxury brand Soft Surroundings will build a new 300,000-square-foot distribution near its existing facility in Mexico, Missouri, the company announced Friday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Union apprenticeship program to launch at America's Center
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/7/16)
Explore St. Louis and the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) are creating a new apprenticeship program for the skilled union trades that work at the America's Center convention complex. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Dunn names Alum Randy Pembrook as SIUE Chancellor
(The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 6/6/16)
Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn today named Randall G. Pembrook, PhD, as the ninth chancellor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s history>> CLICK FOR MORE
Nonprofit tries to keep college-bound students from 'melting away'
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
There’s a statistic that not many people outside of higher education know about: Each year, up to 40 percent of the high school graduates who are accepted into college never actually make it there. >> CLICK FOR MORE
3 St. Louis area school districts join push for more minorities in AP classes
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/9/16)
Chris Belcher was alarmed several years ago when as superintendent of Columbia, Mo., schools, he entered the city’s diverse high schools and saw very few African-American and low-income students in Advanced Placement classes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
'We all have the ability to make schools feel like home:’ Tiffany Anderson departs Jennings
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/7/16)
In January, Jennings Superintendent, Dr. Tiffany Anderson, who is credited with turning around the district and helping it reach full accreditation, announced she was leaving to take the position of superintendent with Topeka Public Schools, effective July 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
McKee announces new partnership and housing near NGA
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/7/16)
Paul McKee’s Northside Regeneration is wasting little time now that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has officially chosen to build in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Madison County construction projects reflect growth
(The Alton Telegraph, 6/4/16)
Madison County announced that in the first quarter of 2016 it has issued more than 1,250 commercial and renovation construction permits for projects valued at more than $41.86 million, an increase of more than $313,000 from the first quarter of 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Powers Insurance set to begin construction of city headquarters
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
The site is ready and construction is set to begin in St. Louis on a three-story building for Powers Insurance and Benefits, which will move to the city from Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Renovated riverfront reopens, had 32 percent MBE participation
(The St. Louis Americna, 6/9/16)
With a 2,016-foot-long community picnic table and fireworks display, many celebrated the re-opening of the renovated St. Louis Riverfront on Thursday, June 2. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Monsanto taps developer to find innovative talent
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
C-suite executives across the country are trying to figure out how to recruit and retain a millennial workforce that is highly creative and entrepreneurial. A solution might be found with one of St. Louis’ largest publicly traded companies and a new startup. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Full Circle encourages young people to stay in St. Louis through ‘shared ownership’ in the city
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/8/16)
There are many factors that contribute to a young professional’s decision to stay or not stay in St. Louis after graduating college. For guests on today’s St. Louis on the Air, the potential to find and build community is an overwhelmingly important concern. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Grandmaster Maurice Ashley on chess and mentoring: ‘It matters that I’m black’
(The St. Louis American, 6/2/16)
International Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley made history when he was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame on April 13 at a ceremony in St. Louis’ Forest Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New resident conductor named to St. Louis Symphony
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/3/16)
The St. Louis Symphony has named Gemma New the incoming resident conductor. >> CLICK FOR MORE