St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Nov 18, 2016
Boeing in St. Louis adding 500 jobs
(KSDK, 11/15/16)
Boeing announced Tuesday it is bringing an additional 500 jobs to the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Charter to hire 100 for Northwest Plaza operations center
(St. Louis Business Journal, 11/14/16)
Charter Communications officials say they plan to hire 100 inbound sales representatives for its St. Ann customer operations center in the old Northwest Plaza facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Missouri Employment Reaches All-Time High
(CBS St. Louis, 11/16/16)
Missouri’s employment has reached an all-time high. Unemployment also dropped slightly from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Regional Chamber CEO: Slow growth is not our destiny
(St. Louis Business Journal, 11/17/16)
The St. Louis Regional Chamber appreciates the American City Business Journals focusing our attention on our region’s slow growth in the last 15 years. We have to take that look in the rear view mirror, but it doesn’t have to be our destiny for the next 25. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Prospective St. Louis MLS expansion team names ownership group
(Sports Illustrated, 11/17/16)
Considered an MLS expansion favorite for some time, St. Louis took a significant step forward Thursday evening with the unveiling of an ownership group that plans to launch a club in the the River City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Accelerate St. Louis Awards $120,000 In Prizes At Startup Connection 2016
(EQ, 11/16/16)
A total of $120,000 in cash was awarded at tonight’s Startup Connection, the largest annual event for the startup community that draws over 1,200 people. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Startup community in St. Louis is ‘collaborative’ and ‘connected’
(St. Louis Public Radio, 11/14/16)
If you’ve heard St. Louis referred to as hub for entrepreneurship and want to find out more for yourself, this is a good week to do it. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Startup business roadshow takes local entrepreneurs to Boston
(KTVI, 11/15/16)
As the St. Louis startup scene grows, city leaders and businesses are helping with expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
These Midwest towns are starting to rival Silicon Valley
(CNBC, 11/11/16)
The frustrations evident in the 2016 presidential campaign season were largely fueled by an economy that is leaving too many Americans without employment or sufficient income. And the election was sadly short on real solutions. So what can we do about that? >> CLICK FOR MORE
Clayton Board of Aldermen approve tax abatement for Centene
(KTRS, 11/16/16)
The Clayton Board of Aldermen has approved a tax abatement agreement with Centene. The agreement between the Medicaid managed care company and Clayton, knocks 40 percent off real property taxes on the new buildings planned along Forsyth Boulevard in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Davidson Surface/Air plans new $30 million HQ
(St. Louis Business Journal, 11/15/16)
Davidson Surface/Air, a Hazelwood-based company providing shipping, warehousing and inventory control services, plans to build a new $30 million headquarters facility near the intersection of Earth City Expressway and Route 370 in Bridgeton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SLU jumps Washington U in ranking of entrepreneurial grad programs
(St. Louis Business Journal, 11/15/16)
The Princeton Review has rated Saint Louis University as 18th best graduate program when it comes to entrepreneurship. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Nontraditional student brings community back to SIUE
(Belleville News-Democrat, 11/15/16)
LaShaunda Jordan isn’t waiting for graduation before she launches her career and gives back to the community in the process. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Jefferson Arms: What it looks like now and what it could look like after a $104 million rehab
(St. Louis Business Journal, 11/17/16)
Alterra International founder and President Mike Sarimsakci likened his planned $103.7 million redevelopment of the Jefferson Arms building in downtown St. Louis to the restoration of a classic sports car. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SLU’s 395-Acre Redevelopment Plan: Pevely Goes, Desloge Stays, Much More Coming
(nextSTL, 11/15/16)
The redevelopment plan focuses on creating connections between the SLU Frost Campus north of Interstate 64, the medical campus south of I-64, and the development of north and south gateways for the area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Craft brewery, hotel, offices planned for area near Midtown Armory
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
A craft brewery, rooftop bar, hotel and “next generation” office space would transform the old Armory from one of the most visibly blighted areas in St. Louis’ central corridor into an entertainment and employment complex. >> CLICK FOR MORE
RBC closes Reinvest North County Fund with nearly $1M raised and invested in 55 small businesses, four school districts
(The St. Louis American, 11/16/16)
The St. Louis Regional Business Council closed its Reinvest North County Fund with a public event at Centene’s Ferguson Service Center on Wednesday, November 16. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Three Metro East Green Cities Challenge participants demonstrate sustainable achievements
(, 11/15/16)
As the St. Louis Green Business Challenge winds down for 2016, municipalities are celebrating their successes as participants in the Green Cities Challenge, with the hopes that other municipalities will follow their examples. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Mixed-use project proposed for Delmar Loop
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
A nearly $26 million, three-story building of offices and shops might replace a gas station in the Delmar Loop on the St. Louis and University City border. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Fairview Heights recreation center looking for a home on city’s west side
(Belleville News-Democrat, 11/14/16)
A recreation complex that Fairview Heights officials hope will be a gathering spot for all in the city soon will have a home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis County will ask voters for sales tax increase to fund public safety
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
St. Louis County voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase, expected to create $80 million for law enforcement upgrades for the county and its many municipalities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Eigel poised to become strong business advocate in the Senate
(The Missouri Times, 11/15/16)
The Missouri General Assembly has always been strongly represented in the chamber by senators and representatives with strong ties and connections to the business communities in the St. Louis area. Who will be their voice now? >> CLICK FOR MORE
Pride St. Louis to open new LGBT Center
(St. Louis Public Radio, 11/14/16)
Pride St. Louis will open a new LGBT Community Center in its office building at 3738 Chouteau Ave., near Grand Boulevard. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis ArtWorks Will Get a Huge National Award Today from Michelle Obama
(Rivefront Times, 11/15/16)
St. Louis ArtWorks, a local arts program that provides life and job skills for underserved youth, is receiving the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award today — from none other than First Lady Michelle Obama. >> CLICK FOR MORE
What Happens When Your Hometown Becomes a National Park?
(National Geographic, 10/5/16)
Nobody knows how many people are buried in the old cemetery here. Estimates go as high as 5,000—more than the city’s current population. >> CLICK FOR MORE
A Postcard from the Field: Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
(NBC Dateline, 11/17/16)
While on our travels for Friday's report 'Stranger Than Fiction,' we found an excuse to indulge our sweet tooth at a place voted one of the best ice cream stores in the world. >> CLICK FOR MORE