St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Jun 17, 2016
St. Louis area adds 1,000 jobs in may
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/17/16)
St. Louis' job gains slowed in May, but a gain of 1,000 workers pushed metro area employment further into record territory.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
Demand is high for new homes in the metro-east
(Belleville News-Democrat, 6/12/16)
When Poetker, who is general manager of JLP Homes in Waterloo, came into his showroom Tuesday afternoon he immediately sat down. He said it had been a long day. “In my career in residential construction, it’s as busy as it’s ever been,” Poetker said. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Maryland Heights braces for a proposed development that could transform city, region
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/15/16)
This city is poised to expand its identity beyond suburban cul-de-sacs, the global headquarters of World Wide Technology, and attractions such as Westport Plaza and Creve Coeur Lake Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Chamber director: When businesses work together, Belleville wins
(Belleville News-Democrat, 6/12/16)
There isn’t much of a learning curve for the new executive director of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. >> CLICK FOR MORE
STart me up
(St. Louis Magazine, 6/10/16)
 A a-to-Z primer on the evolving startup scene. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Imagine a Better St. Louis: Cortex continues to grow as more businesses call St. Louis home
(KMOV, 6/9/16)
Construction crews continue their work at the Cortex Innovation Community as expansion continues to support the growing number of start-ups that are choosing to call St. Louis home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
How did St. Louis become an entrepreneurial boomtown?
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/10/16)
To many Americans, St. Louis is known for urban dysfunction and slow economic decline. It’s one of those places where every year or two another big homegrown company seems to get bought by outside owners. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Sports venture capital builds momentum for Stadia Ventures Demo Day encore
(, 6/10/16)
Growing interest by sophisticated venture capital investors is adding a new dimension to sports business. Stadia Ventures, the first sector fund for sports business, is hosting a second Demo Day next week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ascension closes $2 billion bond financing
(St. louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
Ascension Health has closed on a $2 billion bond transaction, the second-largest such transaction for the health care system since the $2.4 billion financing that formed Ascension in 1999. >> CLICK FOR MORE
‘What patients need’: Metro-east hospitals move toward private patient rooms
(Belleville News-Democrat, 6/11/16)
Lauren Mullikin remembers being in a semi-private room at Anderson Hospital in Maryvilleand receiving news no one wants to hear, especially an 18-year-old with her whole life ahead of her. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Bioscience as a Foundation for Transforming St. Louis
(Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 6/2016)
The St. Louis region is fortunate to have an extraordinary concentration of world-class scientists in medical and plant biosciences. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Watching grass grow is literally part of the job for Danforth Center researchers
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/14/16)
As golfers tee off at the U.S. Open this week, researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are literally watching grass grow to find ways to improve turf on golf courses. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Meet Me in St. Louis
(Inbound Logistics, 5/2016)
The most powerful word in the language of logistics is location. It's a word heard over and over again in St. Louis. But location is just the beginning of the story. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New Balance expands to new Earth City warehouse
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
To support growth in its online business, footware manufacturer New Balance has moved into a larger e-commerce fulfillment center in Earth City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Spartan Light Metal Products Expansion
(Construction Forum STL, 6/8/16)
Spartan Light Metal Products chose The Korte Company to design and construct a 92,000 square foot expansion at their Sparta, Illinois facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Lewis and Clark Community College GED graduation celebrates resilience
(, 6/13/16)
A total of 128 students earned their General Equivalency Diplomas (GED®) through Lewis and Clark Community College’s Adult Education department and the Regional Office of Education #40 Adult Learning Centers in 2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
NorthSide Regeneration is targeting this area for residential development
(St. louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
NorthSide Regeneration said this week that it found a new partner for a planned residential development in St. Louis Place, just east of the site of the soon-to-be National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency western headquarters. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Centene seeks $147 million in public help for Clayton expansion
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/17/16)
Centene Corp. plans to seek $147 million in public incentives for its proposed $771.8 million expansion project in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Fastest-Growing Companies 2016: St. Louis’ construction boom
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/7/16)
For J.T. Norville of MC Hotel Construction and a host of other firms on the Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Companies List, a rebounding economy pushed revenue high following the recession. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Faster and safer: IDOT hosts high speed rail presentation
(, 6/10/16)
New rail improvements may cut the train trip from Alton to Chicago by as much as an hour. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Group seeking to attract young people to manufacturing, trades
(Illinois Business Journal, 6/2016)
Members of the Manufacturing Steering Committee of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois are ready to hit the road and spread the word about the need for youth to pursue careers in manufacturing and skilled trades. >> CLICK FOR MORE
U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce launches local branch
(The St. Louis American, 6/16/16)
About 75 black business owners and community leaders celebrated the launching of a local branch of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce at an event held at Saint Louis University on Monday, June 13. >> CLICK FOR MORE
‘Shalimar the Clown,’ ‘Ariadne on Naxos’ and ‘Macbeth’ at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Reviews
(The Wall Street Journal, 6/14/16)
Jack Perla’s haunting “Shalimar the Clown,” which had its world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on Saturday, succeeds at being topical, literary and theatrical. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Science Center’s new GROW exhibit comes alive
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/11/16)
Bert Vescolani, president and CEO of the St. Louis Science Center, grew up around farms in East Lansing, Mich. It should come as no surprise, then, that he’s enthralled by the Science Center’s newest permanent exhibit, GROW, which focuses on connecting people to agriculture and the food they eat every day. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Acclaimed Chefs to Bring "Veggie-First" Vicia to Cortex District
(Riverfront Times, 6/15/16)
Michael and Tara Gallina shocked the restaurant world last year when they announced they would be leaving New York state's acclaimed Blue Hill at Stone Barns to open a restaurant in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE