• St. Louis Press Pass

    Mar 03, 2017
    Businesses grapple with hike in St. Louis' minimum wage
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/2/17)
    Usually the biggest worry Ed Brock has this time of year is making sure the Mardi Gras beads and accessories are replaced with St. Patrick’s Day items. Now, the owner of Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon, the city’s biggest costume and accessories shop, has a new headache: an unexpected increase in the city’s minimum wage is throwing his business into upheaval. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    TS signs pact with T rex incubator
    (Telangana Today, 2/27/17)
    Telangana government on Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with T rex-incubator located in Saint Louis in US. Under the new MOU, T-Hub and T rex will work together under the T-Bridge programme. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Bottom Line: Compassionate credit
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/17)
    Missouri's Legislature is debating whether to adopt a state version of the earned-income tax credit. David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher say the policy would help families while providing low-income people with more of an incentive to work. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Allegiant gives you two more places to fly to out of MidAmerica Airport
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 2/28/17)
    People will be able to fly to south Florida and South Carolina from MidAmerica Airport as Allegiant starts two new routes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nestlé IT jobs headed to downtown office building
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/1/17)
    Some 300 information technology jobs Swiss-based Nestlé SA plans to bring to St. Louis later this year are expected to work out of a downtown St. Louis building at 100 N. Broadway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Software company to expand in south St. Louis County
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/1/17)
    JW Software, a software developer and designer from Sunset Hills, has announced plans to add more than 10 jobs over the next 12 months and is looking to expand its real estate footprint by purchasing a new corporate headquarters. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cortex’s Evolution From A Life Science District To A Magnet For St. Louis Innovators: A Feature Series
    (EQ, 2/27/17)
    The Cortex Innovation Community is a center of gravity for St. Louis’ startup ecosystem, playing home to more than 250 startup companies along with a growing corporate presence, entrepreneur support organizations and six separate innovation centers across 200 acres in the heart of Midtown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The inaugural CNBC Upstart 25: Promising young start-ups
    (CNBC, 2/28/17)
    In 2013, when Zach Winkler was a senior at the University of Missouri, he heard plenty of stories about the crimes that were happening on campus but didn't hear enough about solutions. That's when he and three friends got together to create an app that students could activate quickly and quietly on their smartphones to call for help. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New To St. Louis, But A Big Fan Already: Why International Pico.Buzz Made A B-Line To The Midwest
    (EQ, 2/28/17)
    Asaf Nevo, co-founder of Pico.Buzz, may be new to St. Louis, but his business is not new to the world. The tech company got its start in Israel, expanded to Europe, then recently broke into the US market by creating partnerships with sports franchises, music venues and other fan supported institutions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MediBeacon completes clinical study at Washington University
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/2/17)
    St. Louis biotech startup MediBeacon has completed a clinical study using its medical device — a monitor that tracks kidney function — on subjects with impaired kidney function at Washington University and Saint Louis University Hospital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local women make ranking of top women in health care
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/2/17)
    Three local executives made a newly released ranking from Modern Healthcare of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2017. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New pharmaceutical company to move into Maryland Heights building
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/27/17)
    Apertus Pharmaceuticals, a Ballwin-based provider of pharmaceutical manufacturing and analytical services, plans to spin out one of its units, rename it Pageview Pharmaceuticals and move Pageview's operations to Maryland Heights. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis is Part of National Boom in Logistics Construction
    (Construction Forum STL, 3/2/17)
    St. Louis has been nationally recognized as part of  in a of a boom in internet-fueled distribution center logistics construction that has now spread to the Midwest. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    What Should Cities Make?
    (Citylab, 2/20/17)
    When President Donald Trump announced his Manufacturing Jobs Initiative last month, he was moving forward on a promise he made over and over during his campaign: to make America great at making stuff again. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    This St. Charles facility is behind Nike’s 3.5 billion ‘Air’ units
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/28/17)
    A nondescript, 222,575-square-foot warehouse in St. Charles County is one of two facilities in the nation responsible for manufacturing more than 3.5 billion units of Nike’s signature AIR technology, the sole of Nike’s shoes that make them more comfortable. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Joins National City Energy Project
    (Construction Forum STL, 2/27/17)
    The City of St. Louis is home to some of the most architecturally-stunning buildings in the country, but many of these grandiose structures are also the greatest energy users. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE’s workforce development program receives award for promoting growth
    (The Alton Telegraph, 2/28/17)
    The Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) Consortium, a Department of Labor-funded workforce training and education grant led by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been awarded Focus St. Louis’ 20th annual What’s Right with the Region! Award for emerging initiatives. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Stacy Taubman; RISE Collaborative Workspace & Girls Dreaming Big
    (STL Community Cast, 2/26/17)
    Stacy Taubman is the founder and CEO of RISE Collaborative Workspace. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘Love Letter to STL’ Travels Worldwide in ‘American Way’ Magazine
    (KMOX, 2/27/17)
    St. Louis goes worldwide, thanks to a special section in American Way magazine – the one that will go in the seat pocket of every American Airlines flight around the world beginning March 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Explore St. Louis pulling out the stops for 3,000 conventioneers
    (KTVI, 2/27/17)
    There is a little bit of the Big Apple, Chicago and more in downtown St. Louis this week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Loop Trolley cars prepare for debut on tracks
    (KPLR 11, 3/2/17)
    Major milestones for the Loop Trolley project as it gets closer to becoming a reality later this year. For the first time Thursday, Fox 2 News had a close look at the first newly refurbished trolley car. It is one of three cars that will eventually run on the trolley line from the Delmar Loop to Forest Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Feb 24, 2017
    St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Arcus Awards winners named
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/24/17)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber on Thursday evening recognized individuals and organizations for making the region a more attractive place to live, work and invest with its fourth annual Arcus Awards. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Regional Chamber announces Arcus award winners
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/24/17)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber on Thursday recognized what it describes as the area's "most inspirational leaders and companies." Arcus Awards were presented in 11 categories. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Chamber report pushes St. Louis to be an education mecca
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/22/17)
    Backed by business leaders, created by college presidents and affirmed by community members, a recently released report highlights a plan to push St. Louis to the top 10 most-educated metropolitan regions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    From Israel To Ireland: Checking In With GlobalSTL
    (EQ, 2/20/17)
    “If they are looking for business connections—which many are—they take us very seriously when they learn of St. Louis’ story, our assets and our collaborative environment.” >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Federal Reserve Economist Tells SLCCC STL Region’s Bet on Entrepreneurs is Solid
    (Construction Forum STL, 2/23/17)
    The surge in entrepreneurial activity in the St. Louis region that has been gaining traction for the past few years may be the most promising hope for the future of the construction industry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Biotech startup Affigen raises $17 million
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/21/17)
    Affigen, a St. Louis startup developing drugs that target specific molecules in cancerous tumors, has raised $17 million in capital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis videocast startup raises $4 million
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/17/17)
    Geniecast, a St. Louis startup that serves as a market for live video broadcasts with industry experts, athletes, motivational speakers, thought leaders and other personalities, has raised $3.8 million. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Facial recognition startup preps for big year
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/20/17)
    Blue Line Security Solutions, a Fenton-based startup that has developed facial recognition software, expects to grow sales significantly this year as it expands its relationship with Swedish network video provider Axis Communications and continues to benefit from a growing number of municipalities and retailers trying to make their spaces safer. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MO: Ardent IT Solutions Grows at Home in St. Charles, Adding 10 Jobs
    (Trade & Industry Development, 2/22/17)
    The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that Ardent IT Solutions, LLC, a St. Charles-based startup founded in 2016, is already experiencing rapid growth and has plans to invest in the community, adding as many as 10 technical, sales and administrative positions over the next couple years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Networking In Cortex With Venture Café
    (West End Word, 2/21/17)
    There was a time not so long ago when St. Louis entrepreneurs and technology gurus operated in a bubble without the benefit of a place to share a drink and exchange ideas. No longer. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New Renderings Unveiled for $550M SSM/SLU Hospital Project
    (nextSTL, 2/22/17)
    Today SSM Health released new renderings of its new $550M hospital and ambulatory care center on 15 acres along South Grand Boulevard. The project features 800,000 square feet of space, 316 patient rooms, expanded trauma center and emergency department, larger intensive care units, more parking, green space, and areas for any future campus expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Anthony’s Medical Center joining Mercy
    (Missouri Business Alert, 2/21/17)
    St. Anthony’s Medical Center has entered into an agreement to affiliate with Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Concordance acquires California medical supply distributor
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/21/17)
    Concordance Healthcare Solutions, one of the region's largest private companies, is buying a West Coast medical supply firm. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University researchers make autism breakthrough for high risk infants
    (KTVI, 2/17/17)
    A new study about infants and autism is giving families new hope. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and elsewhere have made a major discovery about high risk infants who have siblings with the mental disorder. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New agreement aims to boost river freight between St. Louis and New Orleans
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/23/17)
    A new agreement between the Port of New Orleans and the St. Louis Regional Freightway aims to boost cargo shipments on the Mississippi River. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    To attract students, colleges try moving brick-and-mortar experience online
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/19/17)
    Increasingly, college life is less about walking across the quad or stopping at the dining hall before sitting in a big lecture hall, and more about flipping open a laptop at home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    A College Startup: SLU’s Student Experience In Entrepreneurship
    (EQ, 2/22/17)
    “We believe all students can think outside the box and every student can become an entrepreneur,” says SLU Entrepreneurs’ Club president, Jonathan Hwang, a junior in Analytics and Enterprise Systems in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Giving students at Harris Stowe University a chance at careers in finance
    (KTVI, 2/23/17)
    Harris-Stowe State University, in partnership with Wells Fargo Advisors, unveiled the new Wells Fargo Finance Education Center. Students at Harris-Stowe can now learn how to trade and invest using the same software investors on Wall Street use to manage portfolios. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New life for old Macy's in downtown St. Louis
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/23/17)
    With new owners and a plan to adapt the century-old office building, the giant Railway Exchange Building in the middle of downtown may be empty for only a couple more years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nine-Story, $16M Mixed-Used Project Announced on Forsyth in Clayton
    (nextSTL, 2/21/17)
    St. Louis-based development firm KP Development announced today that it will develop a prominent site in downtown Clayton that it has owned for nearly 20 years. Planned is a nine-story, 60,000 sf, mixed-used modern building. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    "Affordable" housing a key part of new development coming to Forest Park Southeast neighborhood
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/19/17)
    Washington University’s medical campus in St. Louis will be getting a lot of new neighbors in the next couple of years, thanks to a new mixed-income development plan nearby. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    International Institute highlighting vital contributions of immigrants
    (KMOV, 2/21/17)
    The St. Louis-based International Institute has unveiled a new initiative to highlight the vital contributions immigrants are making all across the United States. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Immigrant entrepreneurs take risks, enrich local economy
    (St. Louis Review, 2/23/17)
    Luis Rivero founded Hůga Bar (think "PowerBar") and recently added Whole Foods stores as an outlet for the nutrition bar with flavors inspired by international recipes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Lewis & Clark named Military Friendly School for 7th consecutive year
    (Riverbender.com, 2/21/17)
    For the seventh consecutive year, Lewis and Clark Community College has been named to the Military Friendly®Schools list. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Spill the beads: Soulard Mardi Gras revelers will grab for millions of 'em
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/23/17)
    What has the highest currency rate on Mardi Gras weekend? Beads. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Dabble is a different way to explore St. Louis
    (KSDK, 2/21/17)
    Welcome to Kombucha 101. People can sign up for this popular class on a website called Dabble. >> CLICK FOR MORE