St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Oct 21, 2016
Phase 3 of Cortex expansion plan unveiled
(KTVI, 10/20/16)
The Cortex Innovation Community will unveil its Phase 3 expansion plans. >> CLICK FOR MORE
First office building in nearly 30 years planned for downtown St. Louis
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/19/16)
Downtown St. Louis could soon see its first new commercial office building in decades if a plan from Koman Group moves forward. >> CLICK FOR MORE
For first time, NGA holds mapping technology conference in Cortex
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/20/16)
If a conference this week is any indication, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency appears to be making good on statements that it wants to shed the low-profile reputation it has maintained in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis agency approves issuing bonds for NGA project
(St. Louis Public Radio, 10/18/16)
St. Louis’ Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority has authorized issuing up to $120 million in revenue bonds. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Charter has doubled real estate footprint in St. Louis since moving HQ
(St. Louis Business Journal, 10/19/16)
Charter Communications announced it would relocate its corporate headquarters from Town and Country to Stamford, Connecticut, in 2012. The move left the St. Louis area with one less Fortune 500 headquarters and the status of some 600 jobs uncertain. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Startup funding to accelerator grads is skyrocketing
(St. Louis Business Journal, 10/18/16)
Startups that have graduated from St. Louis’ seven business accelerators have gone on to raise approximately $370 million in follow-on capital, according to Business Journal research. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Accelerate St. Louis Contest Finalists Announced, Winners To Be Announced During Global Entrepreneurship Week
(EQ, 10/20/16)
Accelerate St. Louis, a regional entrepreneurship coalition created to accelerate the growth of St. Louis’ dynamic startup community through connections and resources, has selected 17 finalists for its annual Challenge and 16 finalists for its first-ever STL Export Accelerator. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Better Weekdays helps college students find their perfect career pathway
(Silicon Prarie News, 10/21/16)
As millennials continue to occupy the largest portion of the workforce, Better Weekdays hopes to get the hiring employer’s brand out to young students early and often to help influence their career decisions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
(HEC-TV, 10/2016)
PluggedIN is reimagining the way talent is connected to startup companies. PluggedIN claims to offers a scientific approach to sourcing and recruiting talent through a customized matchmaking tool and high-touch support. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Centene subsidiary awarded expanded Medicaid contract in Missouri
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/19/16)
Centene Corp. will expand its presence in Missouri starting in May 2017. The Clayton-based company will soon manage the health care of Missouri’s Medicaid recipients in every county. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MediBeacon teams with Washington University on prestigious Gates Foundation grant
(St. Louis Business Journal, 10/18/16)
Local medical device startup MediBeacon is collaborating with scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in researching childhood malnutrition and its related problems. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis and Israel ag tech connection grows stronger
(St. Louis Public Radio, 10/19/16)
Two years ago BioSTL set out to put St. Louis on Israel’s radar. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Stay Tuned STL: Growing Ag-Tech Startup Spaces
(The Nine Network, 10/14/16)
St. Louis has it’s sights set on being a world leader in Agriculture Tech. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Groundbreaking for first building at Fenton Logistics Park
(KTVI, 10/20/16)
Groundbreaking is today for the first new building at the site of the old Chrysler Plant in Fenton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SIUE/SLU research project aims to make people more socially connected through teleoperated robots
(, 10/19/16)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Saint Louis University innovators are forging new territory in the function of telerobotic platforms by creating gesture capabilities that propel them from passive, limited interfaces to social, tangible human-robot interactionists. >> CLICK FOR MORE
LCCC wins sustainability award
(The Alton Telegraph, 10/15/16)
Lewis and Clark Community College recently won an award for its efforts to promote sustainability education, practices, programs and training. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Maplewood wins nationwide “Green Power” award
(40 South News, 10/18/16)
The city of Maplewood has won nationwide recognition for its use of renewable energy. >> CLICK FOR MORE
O’Fallon approves site plan for reclaiming Fred Weber quarry near I-70
(Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, 10/14/16)
Perhaps two decades from now, after the water has been drained and the two pits are filled, a former quarry that borders Interstate 70 in O’Fallon might become the site of an industrial park or maybe apartments. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Mike Matheny and Dan Buck propose monumental sports complex in Chesterfield
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1-/21/16)
The city has given preliminary approval to a deal that could add a monumental domed sports facility in the fast-growing retail hub paralleling Highway 40. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MLS Stadium in Midtown at SLU Enters the Conversation
(nextSTL, 10/18/16)
It seems, feels, appears that St. Louis is going to be a Major League Soccer city. The “when” still isn’t exactly clear, but we’re likely looking at another four years or so. The “where” is much less clear. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New BJC Initiative Stemming From Ferguson Commission Offers Help For Students
(KTRS, 10/18/16)
BJC HealthCare is launching a new scholarship fund in response to the findings from the Ferguson Commission. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Notches a Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality
(Riverfront Times, 10/17/16)
When it comes to protections for its gay, lesbian and transgender residents, St. Louis doesn't just get an A — we can boast an A-plus, for the fifth year in a row. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Chuck Berry Celebrates 90th Birthday With First Album in 38 Years
(Rolling Stone, 10/18/16)
Rock n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry, who turned 90 on Tuesday, celebrated his birthday by announcing that his new LP Chuck, the guitarist's first LP in 38 years, will arrive in 2017 on Dualtone Records. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The Ferguson Moment Stages a Movement
(American Theatre, 10/18/16)
Just over a year had passed since the death of Michael Brown when the yellow school bus made its 20-minute journey from St. Louis to Ferguson, Mo. The passengers, a collection of theatremakers from around the country, were entering a community whose wounds were still fresh. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New Mississippi River website is expected to boost tourism
(St. Louis Public Radio, 10/20/16)
Local community leaders say a new website devoted to the Mississippi River will boost tourism up and down the river. >> CLICK FOR MORE