St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Jun 03, 2016
Amazon: 1,000 full-time jobs coming to Edwardsville
(Belleville News-Democrat, 6/2/16)
Amazon finally confirmed one of the most poorly-kept secrets in the metro-east late Wednesday in its announcement that it would build two fulfillment centers in Edwardsville. With the centers will come more than 1,000 full-time jobs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
US Spy Agency Opts for New Site in St. Louis
(The New York Times, 6/2/16)
A federal spy agency will move its regional headquarters to a new location in St. Louis rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in southern Illinois, the agency said Thursday on its website. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Clayton building boom: $500 million in projects to bring workers, more than 1,000 residents
(St. Louis Business Journal, 5/27/16)
Plans for a new, sprawling Centene Corp. campus on the eastern edge of downtown Clayton could soon solve one of Clayton’s longest-tenured real estate quagmires: The Clayton Hole, a 16-acre property that has seen multiple failed development attempts over the last three decades. >> CLICK FOR MORE
In St. Louis, a gateway to innovation and inclusion
(Brookings, 5/5/16)
As leaders scan the landscape for strong examples of innovation districts, their tour is hardly complete without learning of the Cortex Innovation Community—an innovation district in the heart of St. Louis. We sat down with Dennis Lower, president and CEO of the Cortex Innovation Community to learn what kinds of interventions and instruments are driving their success. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis adds cybersecurity to stable of accelerator funds
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/3/16)
Add cybersecurity to the list of fields where St. Louis is trying to build new businesses using an accelerator model. >> CLICK FOR MORE
John Hoffmire: IDEA labs and the changing face of medicine
(Desert News, 5/31/16)
On April 25, 2016, nearly 450 students, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s St. Louis location for a unique sort of Demo Day. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Regional Chamber, Regions seek to aid inner-city businesses
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/2/16)
The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Regions Bank are teaming to connect inner-city businesses with resources to grow, part of a national program that began 11 years ago. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Centene becomes biggest Medicaid provider after 'banner' year
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/29/16)
Centene made a key acquisition in 2015 that transformed it into the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid health care plans and doubled the number of people that the Clayton-based company covers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Growing again: MTM moving offices to Maryland Heights
(St. Louis Business Journal, 5/27/16)
Medical Transportation Management Inc. is relocating its corporate headquarters to Maryland Heights after outgrowing its current facility in Lake St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Newly enhanced VA Women’s Imaging Center
(The St. Louis American, 6/1/16)
On May 20, the VA St. Louis Health System recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated VA Women Centric Diagnostic Imaging Center, located on the second floor of its John Cochran facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Monsanto Cultivates a Rose That Doesn’t Wilt
(MIT Technology Review, 5/30/16)
Monsanto is working on anti-aging technology for flowers using a genetic technology it can feed to plants through vase water. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis group advances international river pact
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/2/16)
The Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, a St. Louis-based group comprised of 70 mayors from towns along the Mississippi River, helped advance an international agreement that seeks to improve the world’s food and freshwater supply, the organization announced Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MoDOT has work following legislative session: restart cost-share program and educate lawmakers
(St. Louis Public Radio, 5/29/16)
Missouri's transportation system appears to have taken one step forward and one step back in the aftermath of this year's legislative session. It didn't get any increase in the fuel tax, but a cost-sharing program was revived. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Wentzville Logistics Center gets boost
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
Development of a new Wentzville industrial park that will support the nearby General Motors Corp. assembly plant is moving forward after St. Charles County recently approved $5.8 million in infrastructure improvements. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Fall Groundbreaking Planned for Fenton Logistics Park
(CBS St. Louis, 5/27/16)
KP Development of Clayton moved another step closer to transforming a large, empty space in Fenton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Area's nonresidential construction sees upward swing
(Illinois Business Journal, 5/2016)
Dodge Data & Analytics has issued its report on April construction starts in the metropolitan statistical area of St. Louis, consisting of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Jersey, Lincoln, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Louis, Warren and Washington counties in Illinois and Missouri. >> CLICK FOR MORE
$3.25 million gift will lead to workforce center at Lewis and Clark Community College
(Illinois Business Journal, 5/2016)
 Lewis and Clark Community College will break ground on a new workforce building on the Godfrey Campus later this year, thanks to a nearly $3.25 million gift from the estate of local resident Ed Weber. >> CLICK FOR MORE
UMSL and St. Louis County enter second year of MacArthur grant to reduce county jail population
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/2/16)
On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh led a discussion about UMSL and St. Louis County’s partnership to reduce the county’s jail population by 15 to 19 percent over two years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
72 years later: United Negro College Fund continues to close college funding gap for minorities
(St. Louis Public Radio, 6/1/16)
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was started in 1944 by William Trent, Frederick D. Patterson and Mary McLeod Bethune. It was created to help raise funds for scholarships for 37 private historically black colleges and universities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
$6 million pledged for health issues raised in Ferguson report
(St. Louis Business Journal, 6/1/16)
The Missouri Foundation for Health said Wednesday it has designated up to $6 million in funding to address health issues raised in the Ferguson Commission's report last year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
An Ivy League degree in hand, Eboni Boykin tackles the future
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/30/16)
It was a muggy day in Mississippi, just south of Memphis, as spring storms gave way. Eboni Boykin, inside her grandparents’ living room, was regrouping after moving out of her dorm room in New York. For once in her life, she was no longer thinking about college. >> CLICK FOR MORE
STL Youth Jobs garners major donation to kick off summer jobs program
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/1/16)
Thanks to $150,000 from JPMorgan Chase, about 45 at-risk young people in St. Louis will have summer jobs in the health care and information technology fields. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis County Library expands its free summer meals program for children
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/2/16)
The director of St. Louis County Library kept one letter, written by a mom who wanted to thank her for the free lunches she received for her two children at the Weber Road branch during summer 2014. >> CLICK FOR MORE
International Soccer Returns to Busch Stadium in August
(St. Louis Magazine, 6/1/16)
With the St. Louis Cardinals out of town on a long summer road trip, Busch Stadium will once again host an international soccer friendly in August—its fifth since 2013. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New riverfront to open Thursday
(KSDK, 6/1/16)
The downtown St. Louis Riverfront now has a brand new look, with freshly paved bike paths, sidewalks, signs and trees. It officially opens to the public on Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE