• Welcoming New Jobs and Businesses to St. Louis

    Feb 02, 2017

    As we begin a new month, we want to share some exciting news from the Chamber and our partners.

    Trans-Lux Announcement

    Governor Greitens congratulated LED and lighting supplier Trans-Lux for creating new jobs in our region. Trans-Lux expanded to a refurbished Ford Motor factory in Hazelwood in late 2016.  The Governor offered his ongoing assistance to help Trans-Lux be successful. The Regional Chamber offers our special congratulations to our partners, the State of Missouri, the Missouri Partnership, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis, the City of St. Louis, and the City of Hazelwood, for this win.

    Ameren Tech Partnership with Atomation

    Ameren and Atomation recently announced a pilot project that involves attaching small sensors to utility poles and wirelessly transmitting information about any movement the poles make. This partnership will use these sensors to streamline data from pole inspections, especially after strong winds or storms move through the area.

    Atomation is a tech company based in Israeli and we’re thrilled that it has picked St.  Louis to base its U.S. operations. This movement was made possible by Ameren, Atomation, GlobalSTL, and BioSTL.

    Nestlé USA to Move Headquarters to Virginia

    We also want to extend our robust congratulations to Nestlé USA on its announcement of relocating its IT operations from California to St. Louis. This move will not only create quality, high-paying jobs for our community, it also validates our workforce talent and the ability for companies to relocate their technology and innovation hubs to the area. Nestlé Purina, a Swiss-based company, currently has a large presence and prominent history in the St. Louis region with locations in both downtown St. Louis and Gray’s Summit.

    This announcement continues to place St. Louis as a strong competitor for tech jobs.  In 2015, KPMG relocated hundreds of IT jobs here and last year Cushman & Wakefield announced it was bringing similar jobs to the region.

  • St. Louis Regional Chamber Introduces New Board Chair

    Aug 18, 2016

    At the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s annual event tonight, Ameren Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Warner Baxter was introduced as its new board chair. Baxter succeeds Suzanne Sitherwood, Chief Executive Officer and President of Spire (formerly Laclede Gas). “I’m honored to serve as chair for the St. Louis Regional Chamber and to support its purpose to inspire a greater St. Louis,” said Baxter.

    As board chair, Baxter will continue to push forward the Chamber’s One Plan – to make St. Louis one of the top 10 U.S. regions in prosperity through greater educational attainment, economic inclusion, innovation and entrepreneurship. “Ameren has supported economic development and growth initiatives throughout our region for more than a century, and we know firsthand that a company can only be as strong as the community it serves,” said Baxter. “Working together we can create a brighter future for all our citizens and ensure that the St. Louis region is known as a top location for talented individuals, thriving businesses and a vibrant investment community.” 

     Baxter, along with Sitherwood, presided over the Chamber’s 179th annual event called The STL EDGE at The Peabody Opera House. During the event, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was honored with the Right Arm of St. Louis Award for inspiring growth and revitalization in St. Louis. The award was inspired by the thirteenth century Louis IX, the King of France, after whom St. Louis is named.