• St. Louis Press Pass

    Aug 26, 2016
    St. Louis Fed to hire hundreds
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/26/16)
    The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is looking to fill more than 200 positions over the next two years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis is second-most affordable city to buy a home among hottest markets, real estate report says
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/22/16)
    St. Louis is the second-most affordable city among the hottest real estate markets in which to purchase a home, according to a mid-year ranking by St. Louis Realtors. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Real estate agents: Home sales on the rise in Ferguson
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/18/16)
    Kathie Harnacker is house hunting in Ferguson. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Announces Fall 2016 Class
    (EQ, 8/23/16)
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the six women-led companies selected for their Fall 2016 cohort today including three local companies, as well as startups focused on a wide array of subject matter including mental health, music rights and baked goods. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County startup moving to downtown St. Louis
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/24/16)
    KNOWiNK, the St. Louis-based startup that’s developed technology to help election officials, plans to move its headquarters from St. Louis County to downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Midwest Cyber Center Of Excellence To Host A Youth Cyber Competition
    (EQ, 8/24/16)
    The Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) is hosting a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Saturday, Sept. 10 at Maryville University and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Southwestern Illinois College. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Two St. Louis leaders ranked among most influential in health care
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Two St. Louis health care leaders have made Modern Healthcare’s recently released list of the 100 most influential people in the industry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Future of Agribusiness Looks Bright in St. Louis
    (Commercial Property Executive, 8/22/16)
    Plant science giant Monsanto’s expansion at the Chesterfield Village Research Center is taking shape. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New details on Pfizer’s planned Chesterfield campus
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Pfizer’s new research and development campus in Chesterfield could include a four- to five-story, 460,000-square-foot facility and a parking structure on the northwest corner of Olive Boulevard and Chesterfield Parkway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    20 companies to present at Ag Innovation Showcase
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Agtech funding in the first half of this year dropped 20 percent compared with the first six months of 2015, to $1.75 billion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘Sweet spot’ river levels making life easier for barges
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/25/16)
    After a wet winter that caused flooding problems for many barge operators on the Mississippi River, water levels have evened out this summer, providing a smooth trip through the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryville credits largest freshman class to targeted domestic, international marketing
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/23/16)
    A hike in international student enrollment is among the reasons Maryville University is expecting the largest freshman class in the Town and Country campus’ history. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University celebrates largest freshman class on move-in day
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/16)
    With a few days left of summer break, the class of 2020 moved into Washington University's residential halls Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Harris-Stowe reports largest incoming class
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/16)
    Harris-Stowe State University reported Friday a 30-percent increase in this year's batch of new freshmen and transfer students. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE summer enrollment trending up
    (The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 8/23/16)
    Year-after-year, enrollment has increased at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County looks to take over roadways to get East St. Louis project going
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 8/24/16)
    To help get the reconstruction of Front Street going, St. Clair County has plans to take jurisdiction of some additional roadway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ICYMI: Funding plan boosts 67 local transportation projects
    (Leader Publications, 8/21/16)
    Jefferson County is poised to see a dramatic uptick in state and federal funding for transportation projects over the next four years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Video: Branding St. Louis
    (EQ, 8/19/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber, Explore St. Louis and more than 30 other partners unveiled a new regional marketing plan during the Chamber’s 179th Annual Event at the Peabody Opera House last night. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Inner City Capital Connections comes to St. Louis, August 31 deadline to apply
    (The St. Louis American, 8/19/16)
    In many ways, St. Louis is at a crossroads. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ferguson bakery pays it forward
    (KSDK, 8/25/16)
    Natalie's Cakes and More has become a popular bakery in Ferguson -- thanks to the community's support. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    White House Initiative visits St. Louis to listen to Asian-Americans here
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/18/16)
    For the first time, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is focusing its attention on St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    IndyCar adds race to 2017 schedule at Gateway Motorsports Park
    (USA Today, 8/24/16)
    IndyCar will fortify its base on Thursday, adding a Midwestern oval to its 2017 schedule in Gateway Motorsports Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Saint Louis Fashion Incubator Announces The Inaugural Six Designers
    (ALIVE Magazine, 8/24/16)
    After months of accepting applications and narrowing down the candidates, the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator and its VIP panel of fashion industry jurors have announced the six that will be in the inaugural class. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    10 years of St. Louis Fashion Week sparks $10,000 prize, 10 weeks of events
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/22/16)
    In partnership with Caleres (formerly Brown Shoe Co.), St. Louis Fashion Week will award a $10,000 grand prize to a fashion brand and a second prize of $5,000 in a fashion-meets-”Shark Tank” style grant competition and event. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Aug 19, 2016
    Slay accepts award from Chamber, calls Ferguson protests defining moment of his career
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/19/16)
    Mayor Francis Slay invoked the protests in Ferguson as a defining moment in the St. Louis region and of his four terms in office as he accepted a service award Thursday from the St. Louis Regional Chamber. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Regional Chamber appoints new chair
    (St. louis business Journal, 8/19/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber has named Warner Baxter, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corp., as its new board chair. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    21 St. Louis companies make Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing’ list
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/18/16)
    More than 20 companies from the St. Louis metropolitan area appear on this year’s Inc. 5000 list, which recognizes the fastest growing private companies in America. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Emerson to Buy Pentair Valves-and-Controls Unit for $3.15 Billion
    (The Wall Street Journal, 8/18/16)
    Emerson Electric Co. has agreed to buy Pentair PLC’s valves-and-controls unit for $3.15 billion, part of a strategy to expand its automation offerings. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    NGA director Robert Cardillo shares his vision of the new north St. Louis facility
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/18/16)
    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or one of its many predecessors, has been in St. Louis for more than 70 years and has about 3,000 employees in the city. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    TechShop opening in St. Louis a 'playground' for inventors, entrepreneurs
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/19/16)
    For the dreamers who want to create the next Square mobile payments device or some other invention, a new workshop and fabrication studio in St. Louis will supply the machinery. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Vasculox changes name, hires new CEO and raises $86 million
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/16/16)
    Tioma Therapeutics, a St. Louis-based pharmaceutical discovery startup formerly known as Vasculox, has raised an $86 million Series A led by Clayton-based RiverVest Venture Partners. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Appistry raises $4 million from investors
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/17/16)
    Appistry, a scientific software company that focuses on genomic data and health outcomes, has raised $4.1 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Heritage Medical Systems, Signature Medical Group form JV
    (Becker's Hospital Review, 8/16/16)
    Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based Heritage Medical Systems and St. Louis-based Signature Medical Group have formed a joint venture — Missouri Collaborative Healthcare — to improve population health management along Missouri's I-70 corridor. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University gets $10 million grant to study pancreatic cancer
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/16/16)
    Scientists at Washington University will try to find new ways to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease. A team at Siteman Cancer Center received a federal grant for $10.4 million over five years to fund the research. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Talley again among drug development industry’s most influential
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/15/16)
    John Talley, chief scientific officer and co-founder of Euclises Pharmaceuticals, a St. Louis biotech startup developing cancer treatments, has again been named one of the world’s most influential people in drug discovery and development. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    NewLeaf says European, Japanese patents are imminent
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/16/16)
    Officials with NewLeaf Symbiotics, an agricultural biotech company commercializing products from naturally occurring bacteria that are meant to boost farmers’ yields, said they expect to be granted European and Japanese patents on their foundational production process technology. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Wash U researchers take us one step closer to using biofuel made from e-coli
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/15/16)
    People in much of the country are familiar with ethanol, a type of biofuel made from corn that is added to gasoline. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Growing pains: Gateway Commerce Center sees growth, meets challenges
    (This Alton Telegraph, 8/13/16)
    The company responsible for building the new Amazon warehouse said it is in the midst of a growth spurt egged on by positive synergy in the Gateway Commerce Center — but the growth comes with challenges. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Tariff decision could help Granite City workers get their jobs back
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 8/11/16)
    Local officials were pleased to hear of a recent decision to place tariffs on steel imports, but the real key will be when — or if — the U.S. Steel-Granite City Works reopens, they said. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE, Madison County to partner on energy sector study
    (The Alton Telegraph, 8/17/16)
    A grant from a national non-profit organization will fund a study examining how to develop Madison County’s energy industry, officials announced last week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE among national leaders in students graduating with low debt
    (Riverbender.com, 8/15/16)
    Edwardsville ranks 116th out of 1,300 colleges nationally for the lowest student loan debt per borrower according to LendEDU. Among public institutions, SIUE ranks 54th nationally. Among all Illinois institutions, SIUE is second. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Closing the STEM skills gap in St. Louis
    (The Source, 8/17/16)
    If the St. Louis region is to close the gap between what its workers know, and what its businesses need, it must play the long game. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Alexis Wright was first African American named to lead a major private school in St. Louis
    (The St. Louis American, 8/18/16)
    Alexis Wright, the new head of school at New City School, already has blazed a trail in St. Louis as the first African American to be named to lead a major private school in the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New mixed-use plan for former Schnucks site in Clayton
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/17/16)
    LeCesse Development Corp., a Florida-based multifamily developer, has plans to build a seven-story, 642,271-square-foot mixed-use building at the northeast corner of Clayton and South Hanley roads in Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County officials conduct brownfield outreach program
    (Advantage News, 8/11/16)
    Madison County Community Development recently conducted the second in a series of public meetings to address the identification and assessment of potential brownfield sites in Madison County. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Forest Park Connectivity and Mobility Study Envisions Bike Share, Fixed-Route Transit, Remote Parking, and Much More
    (nextSTL, 8/18/16)
    Forest Park is without a doubt, the recreational and cultural anchor of St. Louis. There are few places across the country that compare. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ameren plans electric car charging stations in Missouri
    (The Missourian, 8/15/16
    The utility company Ameren Missouri is seeking approval from the state's Public Service Commission to build six public charging stations for electric vehicles between St. Louis and central Missouri. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Priced Out By Bigger Cities, Educated Millennials Are Moving to St. Louis
    (St. Louis Magazine, 8/12/16)
    Bye bye, brain drain? A new study of recent U.S. census data shows St. Louis is one of several Rust Belt cities seeing a marked increase in the number of educated millennials despite a declining overall population. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Art, entrepreneurship and education programs help veterans transition to civilian life in St. Louis
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/16/16)
    Military veterans often face significant challenges in re-acclimating to ‘normal’ life in the United States. These challenges may be rooted in mental, emotional and psychological issues resulting from the trauma and stresses of war. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nelly to perform with St. Louis Symphony in hometown return
    (U.S. News & World Report, 8/16/16)
    Nelly will be performing back in his hometown of St. Louis next year, but the venue is unique. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    5th Annual St. Lou FringeFest Offers 100 Performances in 6 Days
    (CBS St. Louis, 8/18/16)
    The 5th annual St. Lou FringeFest kicks off tomorrow in Grand Center with 30 acts and 100 performances over six days. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Works of East St. Louis Poet Laureate being collected at SIUE
    (KTVI, 8/18/16)
    Eugene Redmond was named poet laureate of East St. Louis in 1976, when the nation was celebrating its bicentennial. >> CLICK FOR MORE