• St. Louis Press Pass

    Feb 10, 2017
    Construction, jobs booming in Edwardsville, according to economic experts
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 2/7/17)
    Despite lackluster economic growth in Illinois, construction in Edwardsville has nearly tripled in the last two years, rebounding enormously from the depths of the recession. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Former Thompson Street partner raises $37 million for new private equity fund
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/7/17)
    Bill Willhite, the former managing partner of Thompson Street Capital Partners, has raised $37 million for a new private equity fund. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘The Collective’ plans to make St. Louis’ tech scene more inclusive
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/4/17)
    Even though St. Louis’ tech startup scene is growing, it is not always the most inclusive environment for women and people of color. A group of 12 local nonprofits and government organizations want to change that. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Obe, Creator Of New Smart Pet Bowl, Wins First-Ever Pet Care Innovation Prize Powered By Purina
    (EQ, 2/6/17)
    Obe, founder of a new smart pet bowl, was announced today as the grand prize winner of the first Pet Care Innovation Prize powered by Purina. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    “Sports Tech Is Booming” – How St. Louis is Getting in the Game
    (KMOX, 2/6/17)
    The sports technology industry is “booming” and St. Louis is right the middle of the action thanks to an investment and accelerator program specifically for sports-related start-ups. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis startup accepted into Silicon Valley accelerator
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/8/17)
    St. Louis startup CTY, which develops technology to provide analytics and data for physical places, has been accepted into the famous 500 Startups business accelerator in Silicon Valley. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    From Simulation To Holographics: How St. Louis Can Educate The Next Generation Of Healthcare Professionals
    (EQ, 2/6/17)
    There’s a big difference between reading about how to surgically remove someone’s tooth and actually having to pick up forceps and extract one out of a real-life patient experiencing pain and panic. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Mercy Hospital eyes emergency department expansion, new master plan
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/10/17)
    Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur plans to expand its emergency department in what would be the first project of a larger campus renovation, officials said. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cardinal Glennon pediatricians now available via tele-medicine in Highland ER
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 2/6/17)
    In July of 2016, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital announced a partnership to bring region-leading expertise in pediatric care to Belleville, O’Fallon and many other communities throughout St. Clair County. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University gets $4.3 million to improve treatments for sickle cell disease
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/5/17)
    Improved treatments for sickle cell disease are extending the life expectancy of thousands of people in the United States, but many patients still lack adequate care. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Menards Phase 1 Nears Completion
    (The Missourian, 2/3/17)
    The new Menards manufacturing and distribution center has started limited production and company officials hope to have the entire Phase 1 portion of the facility completed in the spring. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Many NFL helmets are made in near St. Louis
    (KTVI, 2/5/17)
    Schutt Sports is one of the leading football helmet manufacturers in the United States. In fact, more than 40% of NFL players wear a Schutt helmet- including Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Bryant, Cam Newton, Eli Manning, David Johnson, Patrick Peterson and Julio Jones. The helmets are made in Litchfield and Salem, IL. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Curators approve UMSL tuition break for all Illinois residents
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/9/17)
    Catching up to similar efforts made by other universities, the University of Missouri-St. Louis will extend a special tuition rate to all Illinois students. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE among best risk-reward college choices
    (Riverbender.com, 2/6/17)
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been ranked 80th among all public institutions nationally for Best Risk-Reward for College Students in Lendedu.com’s second annual College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI) study. SIUE is third among Illinois state schools. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Developer’s vision for old Pruitt-Igoe site includes hospital and hotels
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/3/17)
    Northside Regeneration’s plans for the old Pruitt-Igoe site became public this week, including a $72 million complex of medical buildings, commercial and office space and two hotels. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Forced to close 6 months ago, metro-east library reopens as learning center
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 2/5/17)
    For the last six months, books sat unread on the library shelves at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. The library was forced to close due to the state’s budget impasse. However, now thanks to money from the Illinois Community College Board, the library has reopened as a Learning Resource Center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    $83 million Armory rehab project moves forward
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/10/17)
    New design plans for Green Street’s $47.1 million overhaul of the old Armory building in Midtown show a next-generation office concept that is likely not available anywhere else in the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    McBride plans development at Fienup Lake in Chesterfield
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/8/17)
    McBride & Son Homes is planning a large subdivision around Fienup Lake just off Wildhorse Creek Road in Chesterfield. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Permit issued for next Cortex building
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/8/17)
    Evidence that more construction is about to occur at the Cortex tech district is a newly issued St. Louis building permit for a $21 million building. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ameren continues community-building through diversity training
    (KMOV, 2/8/17)
    A year ago, Ameren announced an initiative to offer local companies diversity training as a way to bring people together, embrace differences, and strengthen communities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    With rough seas ahead, St. Louis voters soon to elect new navigator
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/7/17)
    Most of the candidates vying to become St. Louis' first new mayor in 16 years are focusing on the city’s problems more than its successes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    (HEC-TV, 2/2017)
    Paul Schankman gives us a sights and sounds tour of three exhibits at the World Chess Hall Of Fame in St. Louis. Two of them feature artistic interpretations of chess pieces and boards; the third is a display of chess memorabilia from the Hall of Fame’s collection. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Feb 03, 2017
    Nestlé moves to bring 300 jobs to St. Louis
    (KSDK, 2/1/17)
    Nestlé USA announced a series of moves Wednesday, including centralizing the organization's IT department in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Company moving 90 jobs to Hazelwood from China
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/1/17)
    Scoreboard maker Trans-Lux Corp. is moving 90 jobs to Hazelwood from China, according to a Facebook post from Gov. Eric Greitens. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Business at America’s Center adding millions to St. Louis area economy
    (KTVI, 1/30/17)
    The America’s Center Convention business is providing a big punch for our local economy. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Stadia Ventures Announces Move Into Cortex Innovation District
    (EQ, 1/30/17)
    Stadia Ventures, the two-year-old sports-focused business development firm and accelerator that helps early stage sports startups connect with investors, brands and teams, today announced it is moving its headquarters into the CIC@4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District next month. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    As Adarza scales up, St. Louis hopes for an important win
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/3/17)
    Some companies bloom wherever they happen to be planted; others need to be transplanted to somewhere with the right nutrients. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Life Lessons: Geneoscopy: Inventing a colonoscopy alternative
    (WFMZ, 1/26/17)
    Research shows that colonoscopies save lives, often catching and removing polyps before they can turn into cancer. But as many as one in three adults over 50 skip the screening. However, a 26-year old Washington University of St. Louis med student has designed and produced a non-invasive test for colorectal cancer that she hopes takes away the fear factor. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp nominated for Arcus Award
    (Riverbender.com, 2/2/17)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber has yet again honored Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in its Arcus Awards program. This year, the University’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp is a finalist in the Inclusion and Talent Attraction category. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio
    (EQ, 1/31/17)
    The Yield Lab, the United States’ first food and agriculture technology (AgTech) accelerator, announced today its 2017 cohort. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Old, industrial building in south St. Louis to transform into manufacturing hub, community space
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/30/17)
    A building that used to house machines making barber chairs and, later, hats, will someday soon house a variety of small to mid-sized manufacturers looking to “scale up.” The building, located at 2528 Texas Ave. in the Fox Park neighborhood, will contain about 87,000-square-feet of manufacturing space and will be known as Brick City Makes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Study cites economic impact of Lewis and Clark Community College
    (Illinois Business Journal, 2/2017)
    Once again, a recent third party study has shown that Lewis and Clark Community College remains an economic boon to the region, accounting for 4.7 percent of the gross regional product. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLPS Superintendent talks re-accreditation, district's future
    (Inside the Post-Dispatch, 1/30/17)
    Kelvin Adams and Kristen Taketa, Post-Dispatch K-12 education reporter, discuss what regaining accreditation means on the 100th day of school, and what hurdles remain. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Freightway district makes inroads on Merchants Bridge
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/2/17)
    After the U.S. Senate confirmation this week of Elaine Chao as transportation secretary, the St. Louis Regional Freightway is closer to completing the replacement of the 127-year-old Merchants Bridge — a key step in transforming the St. Louis region into a premier freight hub, officials said. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis adopts plan to track energy use in commercial buildings
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/3/17)
    St. Louis’ largest and most energy-intensive buildings will soon have help identifying opportunities for savings after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a bill this week that establishes an energy monitoring, or “benchmarking,” requirement for certain commercial properties. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Two plans to redo the former St. Luke's hospital on Delmar
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/3/17)
    St. Louis development officials are considering two proposals to renovate the former St. Luke’s Hospital on Delmar Boulevard as offices, apartments and stores. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    COCA Announces $27M Expansion, Parking Garage in U-City
    (nextSTL, 1/28/17)
    At its 30th anniversary celebration, the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in University City announced plans for a $27M renovation and expansion to its home at 524 Trinity Avenue. COCA says more than $25M has been raised toward a $40M campaign which includes $13M toward its endowment and reserves. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Group outlines $22.6 million ice rink development in Chesterfield
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/3/17)
    Local developers have released new details of a proposed $22.6 million ice rink facility in Chesterfield. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Five Senate bills on economic development that aren’t right-to-work
    (The Missouri Times, 1/30/17)
    Right-to-work has been the single-most talked about piece of legislation during the legislative session so far, but that is nearing its end. The passage of right-to-work is all but assured; during this week’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, House Speaker Todd Richardson said the bill would reach the desk of Gov. Eric Greitens by the end of the week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    A professional space created for women by women comes to West County
    (St. Louis Magazine, 1/30/17)
    Professional women who run their own businesses or meet in coffee shops will soon have a new stomping ground. On February 9, Rise Collaborative Workspace, a 6,000-square-foot co-working space dedicated to supporting St. Louis’ female entrepreneurs, opens its doors to the public. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Exploring Black History Month in St. Louis
    (The St. Louis American, 1/27/17)
    In the month of February, we invite you to celebrate Black History Month through exploring different points of interest throughout St. Louis which honor the history and achievements of African Americans. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Symphony to celebrate 50 years in Powell Hall with new season
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/2/17)
    The St. Louis Symphony will open its 2017-18 season with six Mozart piano concertos featuring Emanuel Ax. >> CLICK FOR MORE