St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Oct 03, 2016
Hey St. Louis: You're getting jobs, buying cars and houses — and things are looking up
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/28/16)
People in St. Louis are getting jobs, buying more cars and houses and borrowing to do it, says the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its latest, fairly upbeat read on the region's economy. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Clayton Board of Aldermen approve massive Centene expansion
(KTVI, 9/28/16)
The Clayton Board of Aldermen has approved a development plan for Centene's big expansion in the St. Louis County town. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Shareholders Approve SABMiller Takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev
(The New York Times, 9/28/16)
Shareholders of SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev on Wednesday approved a deal valued at more than $100 billion to create a giant in the beer industry that would control some of the world’s best-known brands, including Budweiser, Corona, Hoegaarden, Leffe and Stella Artois. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Boeing jet deal means big boost for St. Louis jobs
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/28/16)
The administration of President Barack Obama has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co. fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, a decision that could preserve thousands of jobs in the St. Louis area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Pfizer Has Abandoned Its Plan to Split Into Two Companies
(Fortune, 9/26/16)
U.S. drugmaker Pfizer said on Monday it had decided not to separate into two publicly traded companies by separating its low-growth generics from its patent-protected branded medicines. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Top Cities for global trade
(Global Trade, 9/27/16)
It figures that the Gateway City would rise as one of the nation’s leading centers to start a business by bringing together myriad resources and conditions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis job seekers find work after completing coding boot camp
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/30/16)
As a former field archaeologist and financial counselor, Toshia Verheggen didn’t have any experience in computer programming when she took her first coding class in early 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SixThirty goes global with newest investment portfolio
(St. Louis Business Journal, 9/27/16)
SixThirty, the local business accelerator that now operates two programs — one for financial services companies and another for early-stage cybersecurity ventures — has added nine new startups to its portfolio, representing $1 million in total investment. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Washington University gets $10 million for immune system research
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/26/16)
Andrew and Jane Bursky donated $10 million to Washington University for its research on using the immune system to fight diseases including cancer. >> CLICK FOR MORE
At Health 2.0, entrepreneurs share tips, frustrations with hospital tech assessment
(MedCity News, 9/28/16)
Previously called the IDEA Labs Incubator, Sling Health, based in St. Louis, Missouri, forms cross functional teams  of medical students, as well as engineering science, business, and law students to incubate biotech companies. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis groups court next wave of Israeli companies
(St. Louis Public Radio, 9/26/16)
On a Sunday morning in Tel Aviv the streets are bustling. It’s the first day of the work week for Israelis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Off to strong start: Amazon welcomes more than 1,000 employees to new fulfillment centers
(, 9/27/16)
Amazon’s two fulfillment centers in Edwardsville are up and rolling and the company has welcomed more than 1,000 employees. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Leaders look to improve freight connections between St. Louis and New Orleans
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/30/16)
Better linking the St. Louis region to the Port of New Orleans means changing habits, said Gary LaGrange, president and chief executive of the New Orleans port. >> CLICK FOR MORE
(Thrillist, 9/23/16)
St. Louis, you are overlooked no more. Those accolades hold especially true if you're a college student. >> CLICK FOR MORE
NSF announces new Science and Technology Center
(The Source, 9/26/16)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added a newly formed collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania to its list of Science and Technology Centers (STC). The center and its collaborative efforts will be supported by a $23.6 million grant from the NSF. >> CLICK FOR MORE
In first chancellor's address, Pembrook seeks to build on SIUE’s momentum
(Illinois Business Journal, 9/2016)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook on Thursday focused on both recent and historical successes as building blocks toward continuing positive momentum for the institution while presenting his first chancellor’s address to the campus community. >> CLICK FOR MORE
From unaccredited to excellence: Riverview Gardens High School
(The St. Louis American, 9/22/16)
Darius Kirk, principal of Riverview Gardens High School, said he will never forget the cab ride on the way over to his district interview when he flew in from Oklahoma in 2013. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Mayor Slay encourages community involvement in planning for area around spy agency
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/26/16)
Mayor Francis Slay made his case to roughly 200 people Monday night that they should be active participants in the revitalization efforts the city is planning north of downtown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Unused 'earmarks' being re-directed into St. Louis area roads projects
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/29/16)
A change pushed in Congress by Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., has redirected unused appropriations from old “earmarks” into about $20 million for transportation projects in the St. Louis area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Future transportation center takes shape, steel beams go up
(The Alton Telegraph, 9/19/16)
Most of the work at the future Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center so far has involved utilities and ground work, but now steel beams are rising from new concrete pads at the site. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Deaconess breaks ground on $8.5M Center for Child Well-Being
(The St. Louis American, 9/23/16)
When communities make something a priority, they must create space for it, said leaders of the Deaconess Foundation at the groundbreaking ceremony of its new center on September 20. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New business boot camp meant to help inner city businesses
(KMOV, 9/29/16)
A new program to help inner city entrepreneurs came to St. Louis Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Co-working space for women signs lease in Clayton
(St. Louis Business Journal, 9/27/16)
RISE Collaborative, the co-working office space devoted to women entrepreneurs, has signed a lease to occupy 6,500 square feet at Ladue Place, an office building in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Imagine a Better St. Louis: A different perspective on Ferguson
(KMOV, 9/27/16)
Many Ferguson residents say there is another perspective on the city other than the protesting that got lots of national attention in 2014. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ferguson protest art finds a final resting place
(St. Louis Public Radio, 9/27/16)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C., to the public this past weekend. Unlike many of those in the crowd at the opening ceremony, St. Louis artists De Nichols, Marcis Curtis and Mallory Nezam made artwork that is in the museum’s collection. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Art on the Square economic impact estimated at $30.3 million
(Belleville News-Democrat, 9/22/16)
Art on the Square in Belleville has generated an estimated $30.3 million economic impact in the region during its first 15 years, organizers announced Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Grove Fest Returns to an Evolving Neighborhood
(St. Louis Magazine, 9/29/16)
To some, Grove Fest’s 11th appearance on Manchester Avenue is old news—a given even. But every year, more and more people are introduced to the neighborhood through one of the city’s best street parties. >> CLICK FOR MORE