• St. Louis Press Pass

    Apr 14, 2017
    MTC funding cuts could be sore spot for both St. Louis and legislators
    (The Missouri Times, 4/11/17)
    Missouri state lawmakers are looking at making majors cuts in funding to the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), and it’s leaving a bad taste in some legislators’ mouths. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    With state start-up funding set to be cut, other cities looking to copy St. Louis’s success
    (KPLR 11, 4/11/17)
    Mayors from around the country are in St. Louis this week to see why start-ups are having so much success here. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Missouri added 3,200 tech jobs last year
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 4/7/17)
    More than 3,200 new technology jobs were added in Missouri in 2016, up 3 percent from the number of jobs added in 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The 2017 Creative City Index
    (Visual Capitalist, 4/8/17)
    Much has been written about the role of the creative economy as a key indicator of economic health. The “rise of the creative class” and “creative clusters” are concepts that inform the larger conversation on cities as the economic drivers of regions. As a result, everyone from academics to governments are increasingly looking for ways to measure the scope and size of the creative economy. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Charles Bank president meets with Pres. Trump, offers insight
    (KMOV, 4/11/17)
    The President and CEO of First State Bank in St. Charles has unique insight into what the Donald Trump administration may be working on after meeting with the President at the White House. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis to be U.S. hub for Indian incubator T-Hub
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 4/14/17)
    The Downtown T-REX innovation center is poised to become the Midwestern U.S. hub of India’s largest business incubator, T-Hub, thanks to a trade agreement between the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the State of Telangana in India. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Startups, universities bring drone technology to old-school industries
    (Crain's St. Louis, 4/5/17)
    Even though drones fly without pilots onboard, the unmanned aircraft business could create more than 100,000 new jobs for those on the ground by 2025, according to a report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Case for Joining an Industry-Specific Accelerator
    (Inc.com, 4/12/17)
    At some point in nearly every startup founder's journey, he or she will wonder whether to apply to join an accelerator. It's an idea worth pondering. The funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities some accelerators can provide have proven key to the success of countless startups in Silicon Valley and beyond. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Healthcare Organizations Discuss Industry Future
    (KMOX, 4/11/17)
    The healthcare landscape in the wake of the recent failed attempt to repeal Obamacare was the topic of discussion during the latest in a series of public conversations organized by Accelerate St. Louis and hosted by T-REX. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    A dozen St. Louis area hospitals score A's in safety ranking
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/13/17)
    Missouri’s statewide ranking for hospital safety rose this year to 20th in the nation from 26th last fall, while neighboring Illinois’ dipped to 23rd this year from 15th last fall, according to a new report by an independent nonprofit group focused on health care. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    BlueOrb Wants To Make Us Healthier Through Safe, Smart Crops
    (EQ, 4/14/17)
    BlueOrb’s mission is to use nanotechnology and genetics to help farmers create more abundant, safer and healthier crops. “We are into research and development for greener and safer production for better living, especially farming and plant science for food and healthcare,” explains company founder and CEO Umeshkumar Vekharia. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Strong market for warehouse, industrial space continues
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/10/17)
    The market for warehouse and industrial space in St. Louis is humming along. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    CBRE industrial team closes two challenging transactions in St. Louis market
    (Midwest Real Estate News, 4/13/17)
    The CBRE St. Louis Industrial team recently completed two difficult assignments. A 300,000-square-foot lease at the Prescott building and a 213,000-square-foot lease for XPO Logistics filled spaces that had long sat on the market. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    How Colleges Use Big Data to Target the Students They Want
    (The Atlantic, 4/11/17)
    A decade ago, Saint Louis University found itself in a precarious situation. About half of the university’s 8,600 undergraduates were from Missouri and Illinois, and the demographic forecast for the Midwest looked bleak: the number of high-school graduates from the region was projected to drop by nearly a third by 2028. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Wash U, SLU buck national law school enrollment trend
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 4/7/17)
    Though enrollment at accredited law schools in the U.S. declined for the sixth consecutive year, enrollment at St. Louis law schools increased. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryville University to open center to aid low-income students with STEM programs
    (KTVI, 4/12/17)
    Helping students find STEM success in the classroom and in the workforce. Maryville University is launching an aggressive effort designed to do just that. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New St. Louis high school for at-risk students graduates first two students
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 4/13/17)
    Just four months after the launch of a new, 24-hour high school for students in danger of dropping out, two young men from St. Louis received their diplomas Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    What are the plans for a recently-awarded $29.5 million HUD grant in the Near North Side?
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 4/12/17)
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded a $29.5 million grant to a team of developers to revitalize and transform the Near North Side neighborhood, which encompasses an area directly north of downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Making progress: Alton's new waste treatment facility will focus on sustainability; revenue
    (Riverbender.com, 4/13/17)
    Alton Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Steve Gibson delivered a presentation during the Wednesday April 12, 2017, meeting of the Alton City Council, which may change the future of Alton entirely. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    5 Downtown St. Louis Developments To Get Excited About Right Now
    (EQ, 4/11/17)
    Downtown St. Louis continues to grow and thrive as an inviting environment for both businesses and residents. From innovative tech and startup hubs to restaurant and entertainment districts, the area is making strides towards its vision of delivering an authentic, first-class Downtown area for employees, residents and visitors. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Newly renovated Kiener Plaza to open May 19
    (KMOV, 4/12/17)
    Most will probably not recognize Kiener Plaza when it re-opens on May 19. The renovated plaza will feature a new courthouse lawn that can host concerts, festivals and movies. It will also feature a playground, splash pad, and more tables and chairs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Crevo Capital to Develop $35M Apartment Property in Shiloh, Illinois
    (Real Estate Business, 4/12/17)
    Crevo Capital has unveiled plans to develop a $35 million apartment property in Shiloh, about 22 miles east of St. Louis. The Savannah will consist of 300 luxury apartments on 26 acres. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Millennials really like St Louis
    (The Economist, 4/12/17)
    A walk from the history museum on the edge of St Louis’s verdant Forest Park, past grand faux-Tudor mansions on Lindell Boulevard, leads to the wealthy white neighbourhood of Central West End. Turn left on Euclid Avenue and you pass the Drunken Fish sushi restaurant, Golden Grocer Natural Foods, trendy espresso bars and Left Bank Books, displaying titles thoughtfully chosen by bibliophile shop assistants. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    100 List out in the Missouri Times Magazine
    (The Missouri Times, 4/7/17)
    The Missouri Times’ 100 List has established itself as a premier list of some of the most talented, well-respected and important political players in Missouri politics. This year’s addition will feature only the most talented lobbyists in the state with a corresponding list for political strategists and campaigners on its way in the coming months. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    An Insider's Guide to St. Louis Neighborhoods
    (Where, 4/11/17)
    Every city is composed of a patchwork of neighborhoods, and in St. Louis, some have evolved to be especially visitor-friendly. The best offer a variety of locally owned businesses, plenty of retail and a plethora of dining options outside the usual national chains, and the very best might throw in a major attraction or two. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    This artist is spray painting St. Louis' history
    (CNN, 4/13/17)
    A Bosnian refugee turned world-renowned aerosol artist is putting the finishing touches on an impressive 1,000-square-foot canvas. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    STL Church Wins ‘Most Beautiful Catholic Church in America’
    (KMOX, 4/7/17)
    An historic church in south St. Louis wins an online competition to be declared the Most Beautiful Catholic Church in America. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Apr 07, 2017
    Lyda Krewson Becomes First Female Mayor of St. Louis
    (KMOX, 4/5/17)
    St. Louis has a new mayor. Lyda Krewson stepped to the podium at the Forest Park golf clubhouse after being introduced as the first woman mayor in the city’s history. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Belmar says voters will notice a difference with ‘Prop P’ passage
    (KTVI, 4/5/17)
    Sixty-three percent of St. Louis County voters backed Prop P, approving a sales tax hike to boost the pay of county police officers and other public safety tools. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis voters choose tax increases, but scuttle soccer stadium funding
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 4/4/17)
    St. Louis’ Major League Soccer hopes likely died Tuesday. City residents voted for sales tax and use tax increases that’ll go toward city services, but turned down Proposition 2, which would have funneled the use tax toward a new stadium. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Economists predict St. Louis to have ‘hot’ housing market in 2017
    (KTVI, 4/6/17)
    According to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, permits to build homes in the St. Louis metropolitan area are at the highest level since 2007. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Midwest BankCentre opens new north St. Louis branch
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/6/17)
    Midwest BankCentre’s boss, Jim Watson, told the crowd who had gathered Thursday outside his newest branch on Martin Luther King Drive what they already knew: This was “no ordinary bank.” >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ameren Accelerator program seeks energy innovation startups
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 3/31/17)
    Ameren Corporation is launching an energy accelerator with the help of the University of Missouri system, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    CEO2CEO Returns With Blake Margraff Of Epharmix And Anthony Tersigni Of Ascension Health
    (EQ, 4/3/17)
    #CEO2CEO, the event series hosted by Accelerate St. Louis that pairs CEOs of startups and large enterprises for one-on-one conversations, returns on April 10. This first CEO2CEO event of 2017 will focus on the healthcare industry with Anthony Tersigni, CEO of Ascension and Blake Marggraff, CEO of Epharmix. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis' startup scene braces for cuts to Missouri Technology Corporation
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 4/6/17)
    If you throw a rock in the St. Louis startup ecosystem, you’ll likely hit a company that’s gotten some of its investment funds from the Missouri Technology Corporation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Israeli startup joins second St. Louis accelerator
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/6/17)
    Stadia Ventures, which said previously that it would have four companies in its sports-business accelerator this spring, has added a fifth. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Meet the 5 startups pitching at MDMC and changing digital marketing
    (Silicon Prairie News, 4/6/17)
    The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference returns to St. Louis this year with a startup pitch competition awarding a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Purina and UMSL Accelerate. Nick Szabo, Chief Operating Officer of Swizzle, designed this competition to be different than all the ones he competed in over the years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis University Hospital planning major renovation
    (KTRS, 4/3/17)
    St. Louis University Hospital plans to open the first building of a major capital project this week. The hospital will open a $12 million Center for Radiation Medicine on Tuesday. It’s the first structure in a capital project that will lead to replacing the current hospital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    $3.6 million to fund personalized 3-D brain maps to guide neurosurgeries
    (The Source, 4/5/17)
    Removing a brain tumor requires walking a fine line: Remove too little, and the disease remains; remove too much, and sight, speech or movement may be impaired. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    AB Mauri adds biotech business
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/31/17)
    AB Mauri's St. Louis-based North American division has launched a new business unit that will develop yeast solutions for the biofuel, liquor and nutrition industries. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Accella completes acquisition that could push it to $500 million in revenue
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 4/4/17)
    Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC has completed a deal for the spray polyurethane foam business of Texas-based Covestro LLC. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    East St. Louis students show off their digital accomplishments
    (The Alton Telegraph, 4/3/17)
    It is those middle school students interested in history, writing or even fashion that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Matt Johnson said they are trying to woo toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Monogram Building to Get 168 Apartments, $36M Construction Permit Issued
    (nextSTL, 4/6/17)
    With a $36M construction permit issued this week, the nine-story Monogram Building at 1706 Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis is finally set for its makeover. The conversion of the former CPI Corp. headquarters is planned to feature 168 market-rate apartments. Spectrum Station preschool is planned for the building’s first floor. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ameren Illinois to invest $9 million in modernizing East St. Louis facility
    (Illinois Business Journal, 3/2017)
    Ameren Illinois announced plans today to renovate its main East St. Louis operating center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Bevo Mill Set to Reopen With New Name, New Attitude
    (KMOX, 3/31/17)
    The new owners of the Bevo Mill restaurant are in the final stretch of their nearly year-long effort to renovate the century-old landmark in south St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Plans for $55M sports complex unveiled for Chesterfield Valley
    (KSDK, 4/6/17)
    There will soon be more opportunities for young athletes in our area to play. Today, the Baseball and Softball Education Foundation (BASE) will unveil plans for a $55 million, 74-plus-acre sports complex in the Chesterfield Valley. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Introducing Crane Watch: Your interactive guide to St. Louis construction and development
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 4/4/17)
    The St. Louis Business Journal today launches Crane Watch, an interactive guide to new construction and development projects around the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis looks to immigrants for population, workforce boost
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/2/17)
    After looking at some new census numbers last year, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis added two new employees, almost doubling its staff to five people. One of those new workers is solely devoted to growing membership. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Working and Playing Hard in STL and Abroad
    (Entrepreneurially Thinking, 4/6/17)
    We live in a very diverse city with hard working people. Many of the folks in our region are hard working immigrants who are helping to make St. Louis a great city and region to LIVE, WORK and PLAY. The St. Louis Mosaic Project is a wonderful organization that helps to ease the transition for many of these individuals as they make St. Louis home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    These SIUE professors want to bring Madison County history into the 21st century
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 4/1/17)
    When Bryan Mathis was growing up in the Venice housing projects in the 1950s, he knew he wasn’t supposed to ride his bike over the railroad tracks. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    'Food Truck Court' Planned for Tower Grove South
    (Riverfront Times, 4/3/17)
    Road warriors of the St. Louis food scene could soon have headquarters in Tower Grove South. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    CityArchRiver Spring into your Park celebration taking place on Saturday
    (The St. Louis American, 4/7/17)
    CityArchRiver project partners will commemorate the renovation and reimagining of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial with a community celebration called Spring into your Park on Saturday, April 8. Throughout 2016, almost all of the park areas have opened to the public in stages. With most of the park now open, everyone is invited to join Spring into your Park festivities celebrating renovated park areas with live music, Laclede’s Landing food and drink vendors, kids activities, lawn games, and more. >> CLICK FOR MORE