St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Apr 14, 2017
MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators
(The Missouri Times, 4/11/17)
Missouri state lawmakers are looking at making majors cuts in funding to the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), and it’s leaving a bad taste in some legislators’ mouths. >> CLICK FOR MORE
With state start-up funding set to be cut, other cities looking to copy St. Louis’s success
(KPLR 11, 4/11/17)
Mayors from around the country are in St. Louis this week to see why start-ups are having so much success here. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Missouri added 3,200 tech jobs last year
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/7/17)
More than 3,200 new technology jobs were added in Missouri in 2016, up 3 percent from the number of jobs added in 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The 2017 Creative City Index
(Visual Capitalist, 4/8/17)
Much has been written about the role of the creative economy as a key indicator of economic health. The “rise of the creative class” and “creative clusters” are concepts that inform the larger conversation on cities as the economic drivers of regions. As a result, everyone from academics to governments are increasingly looking for ways to measure the scope and size of the creative economy. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Charles Bank president meets with Pres. Trump, offers insight
(KMOV, 4/11/17)
The President and CEO of First State Bank in St. Charles has unique insight into what the Donald Trump administration may be working on after meeting with the President at the White House. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis to be U.S. hub for Indian incubator T-Hub
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/14/17)
The Downtown T-REX innovation center is poised to become the Midwestern U.S. hub of India’s largest business incubator, T-Hub, thanks to a trade agreement between the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the State of Telangana in India. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Startups, universities bring drone technology to old-school industries
(Crain's St. Louis, 4/5/17)
Even though drones fly without pilots onboard, the unmanned aircraft business could create more than 100,000 new jobs for those on the ground by 2025, according to a report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The Case for Joining an Industry-Specific Accelerator
(, 4/12/17)
At some point in nearly every startup founder's journey, he or she will wonder whether to apply to join an accelerator. It's an idea worth pondering. The funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities some accelerators can provide have proven key to the success of countless startups in Silicon Valley and beyond. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Healthcare Organizations Discuss Industry Future
(KMOX, 4/11/17)
The healthcare landscape in the wake of the recent failed attempt to repeal Obamacare was the topic of discussion during the latest in a series of public conversations organized by Accelerate St. Louis and hosted by T-REX. >> CLICK FOR MORE
A dozen St. Louis area hospitals score A's in safety ranking
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/13/17)
Missouri’s statewide ranking for hospital safety rose this year to 20th in the nation from 26th last fall, while neighboring Illinois’ dipped to 23rd this year from 15th last fall, according to a new report by an independent nonprofit group focused on health care. >> CLICK FOR MORE
BlueOrb Wants To Make Us Healthier Through Safe, Smart Crops
(EQ, 4/14/17)
BlueOrb’s mission is to use nanotechnology and genetics to help farmers create more abundant, safer and healthier crops. “We are into research and development for greener and safer production for better living, especially farming and plant science for food and healthcare,” explains company founder and CEO Umeshkumar Vekharia. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Strong market for warehouse, industrial space continues
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/10/17)
The market for warehouse and industrial space in St. Louis is humming along. >> CLICK FOR MORE
CBRE industrial team closes two challenging transactions in St. Louis market
(Midwest Real Estate News, 4/13/17)
The CBRE St. Louis Industrial team recently completed two difficult assignments. A 300,000-square-foot lease at the Prescott building and a 213,000-square-foot lease for XPO Logistics filled spaces that had long sat on the market. >> CLICK FOR MORE
How Colleges Use Big Data to Target the Students They Want
(The Atlantic, 4/11/17)
A decade ago, Saint Louis University found itself in a precarious situation. About half of the university’s 8,600 undergraduates were from Missouri and Illinois, and the demographic forecast for the Midwest looked bleak: the number of high-school graduates from the region was projected to drop by nearly a third by 2028. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Wash U, SLU buck national law school enrollment trend
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/7/17)
Though enrollment at accredited law schools in the U.S. declined for the sixth consecutive year, enrollment at St. Louis law schools increased. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Maryville University to open center to aid low-income students with STEM programs
(KTVI, 4/12/17)
Helping students find STEM success in the classroom and in the workforce. Maryville University is launching an aggressive effort designed to do just that. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New St. Louis high school for at-risk students graduates first two students
(St. Louis Public Radio, 4/13/17)
Just four months after the launch of a new, 24-hour high school for students in danger of dropping out, two young men from St. Louis received their diplomas Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
What are the plans for a recently-awarded $29.5 million HUD grant in the Near North Side?
(St. Louis Public Radio, 4/12/17)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded a $29.5 million grant to a team of developers to revitalize and transform the Near North Side neighborhood, which encompasses an area directly north of downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Making progress: Alton's new waste treatment facility will focus on sustainability; revenue
(, 4/13/17)
Alton Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Steve Gibson delivered a presentation during the Wednesday April 12, 2017, meeting of the Alton City Council, which may change the future of Alton entirely. >> CLICK FOR MORE
5 Downtown St. Louis Developments To Get Excited About Right Now
(EQ, 4/11/17)
Downtown St. Louis continues to grow and thrive as an inviting environment for both businesses and residents. From innovative tech and startup hubs to restaurant and entertainment districts, the area is making strides towards its vision of delivering an authentic, first-class Downtown area for employees, residents and visitors. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Newly renovated Kiener Plaza to open May 19
(KMOV, 4/12/17)
Most will probably not recognize Kiener Plaza when it re-opens on May 19. The renovated plaza will feature a new courthouse lawn that can host concerts, festivals and movies. It will also feature a playground, splash pad, and more tables and chairs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Crevo Capital to Develop $35M Apartment Property in Shiloh, Illinois
(Real Estate Business, 4/12/17)
Crevo Capital has unveiled plans to develop a $35 million apartment property in Shiloh, about 22 miles east of St. Louis. The Savannah will consist of 300 luxury apartments on 26 acres. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Millennials really like St Louis
(The Economist, 4/12/17)
A walk from the history museum on the edge of St Louis’s verdant Forest Park, past grand faux-Tudor mansions on Lindell Boulevard, leads to the wealthy white neighbourhood of Central West End. Turn left on Euclid Avenue and you pass the Drunken Fish sushi restaurant, Golden Grocer Natural Foods, trendy espresso bars and Left Bank Books, displaying titles thoughtfully chosen by bibliophile shop assistants. >> CLICK FOR MORE
100 List out in the Missouri Times Magazine
(The Missouri Times, 4/7/17)
The Missouri Times’ 100 List has established itself as a premier list of some of the most talented, well-respected and important political players in Missouri politics. This year’s addition will feature only the most talented lobbyists in the state with a corresponding list for political strategists and campaigners on its way in the coming months. >> CLICK FOR MORE
An Insider's Guide to St. Louis Neighborhoods
(Where, 4/11/17)
Every city is composed of a patchwork of neighborhoods, and in St. Louis, some have evolved to be especially visitor-friendly. The best offer a variety of locally owned businesses, plenty of retail and a plethora of dining options outside the usual national chains, and the very best might throw in a major attraction or two. >> CLICK FOR MORE
This artist is spray painting St. Louis' history
(CNN, 4/13/17)
A Bosnian refugee turned world-renowned aerosol artist is putting the finishing touches on an impressive 1,000-square-foot canvas. >> CLICK FOR MORE
STL Church Wins ‘Most Beautiful Catholic Church in America’
(KMOX, 4/7/17)
An historic church in south St. Louis wins an online competition to be declared the Most Beautiful Catholic Church in America. >> CLICK FOR MORE