• St. Louis Press Pass

    Dec 02, 2016
    Pfizer Inc. Plans $200 Million Operations Campus In Chesterfield, Missouri
    (Area Development News, 11/22/16)
    One of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies, Pfizer Inc. will lease a new, $200 million, state-of-the-art production and operations center in Chesterfield, Missouri. The plans to create 80 jobs in the western suburb of St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis jobless rate fell to 4.7 percent in October
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/30/16)
    The metro St. Louis unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 in October from 5 percent in September as the region added jobs and the number of jobless fell, the government reported Wednesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local communities celebrate Small Business Saturday
    (KMOV, 11/26/16)
    Communities around the St. Louis Metropolitan area celebrated Small Business Saturday; a tradition that’s been going on for several years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Geospatial firm moving HQ from New York to St. Louis
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/28/16)
    Boundless, an open source geographic information system (GIS) company, is moving its headquarters from New York City to St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    TierPoint makes $13 million investment
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/21/16)
    St. Louis-based data center operator TierPoint has completed approximately $13 million worth of upgrades at two of its northeastern data centers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Startup Connection 2016 Increases Startup Participation And Attendance
    (EQ, 11/21/16)
    The event, which has grown in size every year, is designed to give St. Louis’ top startups an opportunity to present to investors, other entrepreneurs, and all members of the innovation community. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nothing Impossible: Sunday, November 20th
    (KMOX, 11/20/16)
    Travis Sheridan is joined KMOX's own Debbie Monterrey who is filling in for co-host Michael Calhoun. Sheridan and Monterrey talk to a few winners of awards from around the St. Louis area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Can spending money on trails and density grow tech jobs in St. Louis County?
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/28/16)
    Economic development officials are hoping to replicate the success of the Cortex technology district in the suburbs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    BJC gets approval to move forward with expansion of West County hospital
    (KTVI, 11/21/16)
    BJC Healthcare is getting the green light to move forward with plans to transform the campus in West St. Louis County. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Luke's invests $2.5 million in new imaging center
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/30/16)
    St. Luke's Hospital is opening an outpatient imaging center in Ellisville, its sixth such center in the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    RiverVest closes on $15 million biopharma fund focused on St. Louis
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/30/16)
    RiverVest Venture Partners, the Clayton venture capital firm that has long been considered one of the most successful investors in the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sectors, has closed on a $15 million pre-seed fund that will focus on investing in St. Louis or Midwestern startups. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    BioSTL gets grant to support inclusion efforts
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/1/16)
    BioSTL, a support group for the biological sciences in St. Louis, has received a $420,000 Kauffman Foundation grant aimed at helping women and minority entrepreneurs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    CME delays corn futures contract listings, eyes St. Louis delivery point
    (Reuters, 11/22/16)
    The CME Group will delay listing of two corn futures contracts that had been scheduled to start trading on Dec. 14 as it continues a review of delivery points which could expand to St. Louis in Missouri, the exchange said in a statement on Tuesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    From penguin hearts to addax embryos: St. Louis Zoo's 'frozen zoo' helps preserve, save lives
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/2/16)
    There’s another zoo in St. Louis, and it sits in the shadow of Highway 40, behind wooden gates and laboratory doors, inside 13 freezers and 10 tanks filled with liquid nitrogen. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Gov. Nixon: Bayer confirms commitment to Missouri
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/21/16)
    Gov. Jay Nixon said his trip to Germany to meet with Bayer AG, the company poised to acquire Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON), was successful and that Bayer executives have reaffirmed their commitment to keep St. Louis as the North American headquarters of the newly merged company, according to a release. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Best of the Best: Site Selection Assistance From Coast to Coast
    (Inbound Logistics, 11/2016)
    Geography. Cost of living. Taxes. Utilities. Managing the many facets involved in site selection can be challenging, if not overwhelming at times, whether companies are expanding business and logistics operations to a nearby city or moving their headquarters to a different state. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Long quiet Hazelwood business park poised to add three more warehouses
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/25/16)
    The long wait for serious development to begin at a Hazelwood industrial park appears to be over. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    'Makers' use TechShop to build their businesses
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/18/16)
    Bobbie Carroll always thought of herself as a creative person, but she never expected to become an expert on a laser cutter and use it to make money. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE weCode event to teach beginning programming to high school students
    (Riverbender.com, 11/23/16)
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science is offering high school students an opportunity to experience programming, a skillset that is increasingly in demand across industries. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ranken's home-building program gives students a head start in carpentry
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/27/16)
    With a big smile, Melvin Dukes proudly points to the parts of the kitchen wall, an archway to the bathroom, a whole wall of siding outside and other intricacies of a house in north St. Louis that he’s helping build. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Riverview Gardens regains state accreditation
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/2/16)
    The Riverview Gardens School District will be provisionally reaccredited on Jan. 4 after almost a decade without the basic seal of approval from the state. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Raising the stakes for early childhood education; apprenticeships look to professionalize the field
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/27/16)
    In one of the baby rooms at University City Children’s Center, half a dozen infants are taking naps, drinking out of sippy cups, and trying to figure out how to roll over. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis joins national initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/25/16)
    Nearly 80 percent of St. Louis' greenhouse gas emissions comes from buildings, according to 2015 data from the city's sustainability office. A new partnership with a national energy efficiency initiative could help St. Louis address the impacts its buildings have on the environment. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Imagine a Better St. Louis: Breathing new life into a neighborhood
    (KMOV, 11/29/16)
    The organization Better Family Life has a $20 million plan to revitalize part of Page Boulevard. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Bottom Line: Building Boom
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/20/16)
    St. Louis is undergoing a development boom, with apartment buildings popping up and plans for new office buildings underway.  David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher probe the reasons behind all the new construction. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    In-Depth: From Saigon and Sarajevo to St. Louis, Refugees Revive City
    (Refugees Deeply, 12/1/16)
    Few U.S. metropolitan areas transform as noticeably from one neighborhood to the next as St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis delegation to Vietnam looks to foster trade in Southeast Asia as TPP on the chopping block
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/28/16)
    The trip was designed to develop economic ties between businesses in St. Louis and Vietnam, particularly with a group called the CEO Club of Vietnam, which gave participants access to decision makers in the country. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Student recounts journeys from refugee camp in Syria to Webster University
    (USA Today, 11/23/16)
    Webster University International Studies major Wafaa Abu Elula is a Palestinian Syrian. Her home a refugee camp in Damascus. While there, she felt the shaking of bombs being dropped around her home as civil war was breaking out. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    STL Youth Jobs expands in North County
    (KMOV, 11/22/16)
    A program trying to steer young people toward careers, not crime, is expanding and accepting applications. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    World’s largest gathering of museum professionals coming to St. Louis
    (The St. Louis American, 11/30/16)
    The American Alliance of Museums will host its 2017 Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in St. Louis on May 7-10, when more than 5,000 museum professionals from across the United States and abroad will gather in the Gateway City, along with representatives from more than 40 St. Louis-area museums and historic sites. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Nov 18, 2016
    Boeing in St. Louis adding 500 jobs
    (KSDK, 11/15/16)
    Boeing announced Tuesday it is bringing an additional 500 jobs to the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Charter to hire 100 for Northwest Plaza operations center
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/14/16)
    Charter Communications officials say they plan to hire 100 inbound sales representatives for its St. Ann customer operations center in the old Northwest Plaza facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Missouri Employment Reaches All-Time High
    (CBS St. Louis, 11/16/16)
    Missouri’s employment has reached an all-time high. Unemployment also dropped slightly from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Regional Chamber CEO: Slow growth is not our destiny
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/17/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber appreciates the American City Business Journals focusing our attention on our region’s slow growth in the last 15 years. We have to take that look in the rear view mirror, but it doesn’t have to be our destiny for the next 25. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prospective St. Louis MLS expansion team names ownership group
    (Sports Illustrated, 11/17/16)
    Considered an MLS expansion favorite for some time, St. Louis took a significant step forward Thursday evening with the unveiling of an ownership group that plans to launch a club in the the River City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Accelerate St. Louis Awards $120,000 In Prizes At Startup Connection 2016
    (EQ, 11/16/16)
    A total of $120,000 in cash was awarded at tonight’s Startup Connection, the largest annual event for the startup community that draws over 1,200 people. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Startup community in St. Louis is ‘collaborative’ and ‘connected’
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/14/16)
    If you’ve heard St. Louis referred to as hub for entrepreneurship and want to find out more for yourself, this is a good week to do it. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Startup business roadshow takes local entrepreneurs to Boston
    (KTVI, 11/15/16)
    As the St. Louis startup scene grows, city leaders and businesses are helping with expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    These Midwest towns are starting to rival Silicon Valley
    (CNBC, 11/11/16)
    The frustrations evident in the 2016 presidential campaign season were largely fueled by an economy that is leaving too many Americans without employment or sufficient income. And the election was sadly short on real solutions. So what can we do about that? >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Clayton Board of Aldermen approve tax abatement for Centene
    (KTRS, 11/16/16)
    The Clayton Board of Aldermen has approved a tax abatement agreement with Centene. The agreement between the Medicaid managed care company and Clayton, knocks 40 percent off real property taxes on the new buildings planned along Forsyth Boulevard in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Davidson Surface/Air plans new $30 million HQ
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/15/16)
    Davidson Surface/Air, a Hazelwood-based company providing shipping, warehousing and inventory control services, plans to build a new $30 million headquarters facility near the intersection of Earth City Expressway and Route 370 in Bridgeton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLU jumps Washington U in ranking of entrepreneurial grad programs
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/15/16)
    The Princeton Review has rated Saint Louis University as 18th best graduate program when it comes to entrepreneurship. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nontraditional student brings community back to SIUE
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 11/15/16)
    LaShaunda Jordan isn’t waiting for graduation before she launches her career and gives back to the community in the process. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Jefferson Arms: What it looks like now and what it could look like after a $104 million rehab
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/17/16)
    Alterra International founder and President Mike Sarimsakci likened his planned $103.7 million redevelopment of the Jefferson Arms building in downtown St. Louis to the restoration of a classic sports car. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLU’s 395-Acre Redevelopment Plan: Pevely Goes, Desloge Stays, Much More Coming
    (nextSTL, 11/15/16)
    The redevelopment plan focuses on creating connections between the SLU Frost Campus north of Interstate 64, the medical campus south of I-64, and the development of north and south gateways for the area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Craft brewery, hotel, offices planned for area near Midtown Armory
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
    A craft brewery, rooftop bar, hotel and “next generation” office space would transform the old Armory from one of the most visibly blighted areas in St. Louis’ central corridor into an entertainment and employment complex. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    RBC closes Reinvest North County Fund with nearly $1M raised and invested in 55 small businesses, four school districts
    (The St. Louis American, 11/16/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Business Council closed its Reinvest North County Fund with a public event at Centene’s Ferguson Service Center on Wednesday, November 16. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Three Metro East Green Cities Challenge participants demonstrate sustainable achievements
    (Riverbender.com, 11/15/16)
    As the St. Louis Green Business Challenge winds down for 2016, municipalities are celebrating their successes as participants in the Green Cities Challenge, with the hopes that other municipalities will follow their examples. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Mixed-use project proposed for Delmar Loop
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
    A nearly $26 million, three-story building of offices and shops might replace a gas station in the Delmar Loop on the St. Louis and University City border. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Fairview Heights recreation center looking for a home on city’s west side
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 11/14/16)
    A recreation complex that Fairview Heights officials hope will be a gathering spot for all in the city soon will have a home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis County will ask voters for sales tax increase to fund public safety
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
    St. Louis County voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase, expected to create $80 million for law enforcement upgrades for the county and its many municipalities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Eigel poised to become strong business advocate in the Senate
    (The Missouri Times, 11/15/16)
    The Missouri General Assembly has always been strongly represented in the chamber by senators and representatives with strong ties and connections to the business communities in the St. Louis area. Who will be their voice now? >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Pride St. Louis to open new LGBT Center
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/14/16)
    Pride St. Louis will open a new LGBT Community Center in its office building at 3738 Chouteau Ave., near Grand Boulevard. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis ArtWorks Will Get a Huge National Award Today from Michelle Obama
    (Rivefront Times, 11/15/16)
    St. Louis ArtWorks, a local arts program that provides life and job skills for underserved youth, is receiving the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award today — from none other than First Lady Michelle Obama. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    What Happens When Your Hometown Becomes a National Park?
    (National Geographic, 10/5/16)
    Nobody knows how many people are buried in the old cemetery here. Estimates go as high as 5,000—more than the city’s current population. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    A Postcard from the Field: Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
    (NBC Dateline, 11/17/16)
    While on our travels for Friday's report 'Stranger Than Fiction,' we found an excuse to indulge our sweet tooth at a place voted one of the best ice cream stores in the world. >> CLICK FOR MORE