St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | May 06, 2016
The Hartford: St. Louis Small Businesses Seek Significant Growth
(Insurance Journal, 5/3/16)
The Hartford says a recent survey shows that St. Louis small business owners are looking for significant growth this year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
2016’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business
(WalletHub, 5/1/16)
According to WalletHub, St. Louis is ranked 5th of 150 Best Large Cities to Start a Business, with a total score of 51.81. St. Louis received a 55 in the business environment rank, an 11 in the access to resources rank and a 7 in the costs rank. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Rental car giant Enterprise buys Maryland Heights buildings for IT operations
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/29/16)
Enterprise Holdings has acquired two office buildings in Maryland Heights for its information technology staff. >> CLICK FOR MORE
 
"In an effort to ease space constraints, Enterprise Holdings purchased buildings on a Maryland Heights business campus that can house many of the company’s IT employees and accommodate future growth," said Enterprise's chief information officer and senior vice president Craig Kennedy. 
With a big client, Twain raises millions, branches out
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/29/16)
Think of Twain Financial Partners as an offshoot of the U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp. St. Louis-based USBCDC, one of the largest tax credit investors in the nation, receives credits for its cash investments that its parent company, U.S. Bancorp, can use to offset its own income or sell to others who need offsets, called syndication. >> CLICK FOR MORE
IT consulting firm moves HQ to Maplewood
(St. Louis Business Journal, 5/4/16)
Faith Group, one of St. Louis’ largest information technology consulting firms with $10 million in local revenue, has moved its headquarters from Olivette to Maplewood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Startups behind small business growth in St. Louis: Study
(St. Louis Business Journal, 5/3/16)
Small business owners in St. Louis expect to grow at a faster clip than others across the country, according to a study recently released by The Hartford. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Capital Innovators Demo Day 2016 Happening May 17 At The Pageant
(EQ, 4/27/16)
Whether you’re an investor, a founder or a startup voyeur, the annual Capital Innovators Demo Day is the place to be on May 17, happening at The Pageant from 1-5 pm. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Varsity Tutors moves to new Clayton headquarters
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/29/16)
Hanley Corporate Tower, the downtown Clayton office building that recently got a $6.5 million facelift from owner KBS Realty Advisors of California, is getting another new tenant. >> CLICK FOR MORE
American Medical Association to collaborate with IDEA Labs
(The Source, 5/3/16)
IDEA Labs, a student-run bioengineering and design incubator started at Washington University in St. Louis, will expand its national reach through a partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA). The collaboration is aimed at supporting cutting-edge medical technology development from the next generation of young entrepreneurs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
THE DOCTOR IS IN: SSM Health Breast Care more comprehensive than ever with new additions
(St. Charles County Suburban Journals, 5/4/16)
When you think of breast health, you may automatically think of cancer. But breast health isn’t necessarily about managing and recovering from disease — it’s about prevention, as well. Maintaining good breast health is important for women of all ages and no one understands that better than the women at SSM Health Breast Care. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Local hospital brings medical care home through telemedicine program
(KMOV, 5/3/16)
Christian Hospital is offering patients basic medical care at their home through their telemedicine program. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Flamel Technologies gets FDA approval for blood pressure drug
(St. Louis Business Journal, 5/3/16)
Flamel Technologies, a pharmaceutical drug discovery company based in France with its executive office in St. Louis, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its Akovaz drug. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Freight group says St. Louis region has undersold role as a logistics hub
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/1/16)
The St. Louis region is the farthest point north on the Mississippi River before a barge encounters locks and dams, and is home to two international cargo airports. Four interstates slice through the area, as do six Class 1 railroads. >> CLICK FOR MORE
 
The St. Louis Regional Freightway's purpose is to coordinate planning and projects for the region’s freight and shipping infrastructure, as well as to expand the local industrial business market on both sides of the Mississippi.
Boeing CEO confident Hazelwood fighter lines' production will extend into 2020s
(St. Louis Business Journal, 5/3/16)
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Monday that new potential orders, from both the U.S. and overseas, will help keep its defense lines in Hazelwood running into the 2020s. >> CLICK FOR MORE
University president puts Harris-Stowe in context
(The St. Louis American, 5/6/16)
In the past two years, Harris-Stowe State University has undergone a significant transformation in its identity and approach to meeting the higher education needs of St. Louis. Out of this transformation, a “new Harris-Stowe State University" has risen. Harris-Stowe’s historic mission has been to meet students at their current level of academic readiness and to provide opportunity and nurturing to guide them to success. >> CLICK FOR MORE
HUD approves $15 million loan guarantee for St. Clair County economic development
(Illinois Business Journal, 5/2016)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the approval of a $15 million loan guarantee to help St. Clair County establish a loan fund to help finance economic and community development projects within the county. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Mixed-use project slated for development near Busch Stadium
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/3/16)
A redevelopment plan to construct a mixed-use building one block west of Busch Stadium has been submitted to St. Louis’ Board of Aldermen. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Following House Action, Business and Civic Groups Urge Senate to Pass Earned Income Tax Credit
(KMOE, 5/4/16)
With a week and a half left in the Missouri legislative session, business and civic groups are calling on the Missouri Senate to quickly enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Hundreds of thousands of Missourians would benefit from the credit, which incentivizes work and increases economic mobility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
It’s official: Wentworth is CEO of Express Scripts
(St. Louis Business Journal, 5/4/16)
George Paz has officially retired from his role as CEO of Express Scripts Holding Co., the St. Louis region’s largest public company, passing the reins on to Tim Wentworth. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Dean Mahendra Gupta named executive of the year by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
(The American Bazaar, 5/2/16)
Mahendra Gupta, dean of the Olin Business School at Washington University, has been named executive of the year by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis. Gupta will be honored at the chamber’s annual dinner, on May 18 at the Mandarin House Banquet Hall in University City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Missouri shows how to work through a contentious issue
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/3/16)
For several weeks now, one of the most discussed topics in the Missouri Capitol has been Senate Joint Resolution 39. Fortunately, the House committee considering this legislation has determined that this flawed bill will not advance. This is good news and also shows why Missouri is a great place to live and work. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Growing Hispanic community in STL prompts hires by commerce group
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/28/16)
A recent list showing St. Louis to be one of the best cities in the Midwest for Hispanic businesses came as no surprise to one local agency. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Noguchi Ceiling From 1940s Is Uncovered at U-Haul in St. Louis
(The New York Times, 5/3/16)
An undulating lobby ceiling that Isamu Noguchi sculpted in the 1940s has emerged at a U-Haul branch in St. Louis, two decades after it was hidden by partitions and dropped ceiling panels. Noguchi designed the feature, known as a lunar landscape, for the building’s original owner, the American Stove Company. Its amoeba-shape channels, originally meant to conceal light bulbs, were recently unveiled. >> CLICK FOR MORE
 
The undulating lobby ceiling was unveiled recently at a local U-Haul.
A Bud and beyond: St. Louis' craft beer scene expands its realm
(The Chicago Tribune, 5/5/16)
If Budweiser is America's king of beers, then in St. Louis, it's been the king, the queen, the godfather, the grand wizard and the tollbooth collector. >> CLICK FOR MORE