St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Jan 20, 2017
From Argentina to St. Louis: AgIdea Plans New HQ
(Commerical Property Executive, 1/18/17)
AgIdea, a contract research and development company based in Argentina is expanding its footprint in St. Louis. The company selected Helix Center Biotech Incubator to serve as their new headquarters in North America. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The 15 cities where you can live really well on $60,000
(CNBC, 1/13/17)
Looking to do better in the year ahead? That may simply boil down to where you choose to live. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Turnkey Technologies to add jobs
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/18/17)
Turnkey Technologies plans to produce about 40 new jobs by nearly doubling the headcount at the IT firm's headquarters in Town and Country. >> CLICK FOR MORE
World Wide Technology’s Asynchrony partners with Apple
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/13/17)
Asynchrony Labs, the mobile development unit of Maryland Heights-based World Wide Technology, is now an Apple mobility partner, meaning it can work on creating business-centric applications on Apple’s iPad and iPhone. >> CLICK FOR MORE
This fastest-growing company makes an acquisition
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/8/17)
Clearent, a credit-card processor based in Clayton, is acquiring Payment Alliance International’s Merchant Services Division, adding $4.2 billion in processing volume and 17,000 merchant clients. >> CLICK FOR MORE
After long decline, St. Louis tries to rebuild with startups
(The Seattle Times, 1/16/17)
It’s tough to rebuild a city’s image when the national perception is that it peaked a century ago, and when recent news has sometimes been dismal. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Firms Raise $290 Million Of Venture Capital In 2016
(EQ, 1/13/17)
2016 was another very good year for St. Louis startups receiving venture capital. The total amount of venture capital received by companies in the St. Louis region exceeded $290,000,000. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Adarza will use $17 million to expand production in O'Fallon
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/19/17)
Adarza BioSystems, a manufacturer of high-tech diagnostic assays, has raised $17 million from investors and will expand production capacity at its plant in O'Fallon, Mo. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Venture Café Expands Programming To 39 North And LaunchCode Mentor Center
(EQ, 1/12/17)
For over two years, Venture Cafe has been a mainstay of St. Louis’ innovation community. Its centerpiece, the Thursday Weekly Gathering, is an event that takes place every Thursday at Cortex’s CIC@4240 and allows innovators from a variety of business sectors to connect and share ideas. In 2017, it’s expanding. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Siteman plans expansion in North County
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/18/17)
The Siteman Cancer Center is planning to expand with a new satellite location in north St. Louis County. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Big data tool from local startup could help Monsanto engineer better seeds
(St. Louis Public Radio, 1/13/17)
Monsanto has reached a non-exclusive licensing deal with a local company to use a tool that could help engineer new, high-yielding seeds. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Amazon scouting St. Louis area for new distribution center
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/19/17)
Online retail giant Amazon is scouting the St. Louis area for a new distribution center and, according to several real estate sources, has narrowed its search to the Hazelwood submarket. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SIUE focuses on making campus diversity a priority
(Belleville News-Democrat, 1/18/17)
The 200 members of the SIUE family at the Diversity Strategic Plan Summit on Wednesday often repeated three words in their table discussions: community, continuity and conversation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Twin Oaks approves $53 million, mixed-use development — its biggest project ever
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/20/17)
Rezoning for Big Bend Square, a $53 million mixed-use project on the site of the former Schnucks southeast of Big Bend Boulevard and Highway 141 that is considered the biggest project in Twin Oaks’ history, was approved in a 3-1 aldermanic vote Wednesday night. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Harvard class takes unusual approach in designing solutions for segregation, housing in St. Louis
(St. Louis Public Radio, 1/18/17)
Daniel D’Oca, a professor in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, recently turned his Fall 2016 Urban Planning and Design Studio into a case study in making accessible solutions for fair housing and urban segregation — in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Blues focus on inclusion with Pride Night at Scottrade Center
(KTVI, 1/19/17)
Pro sports teams are letting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fans know that they are welcome at arenas and ballparks nationwide. >> CLICK FOR MORE