• Welcoming New Jobs and Businesses to St. Louis

    Feb 02, 2017

    As we begin a new month, we want to share some exciting news from the Chamber and our partners.

    Trans-Lux Announcement

    Governor Greitens congratulated LED and lighting supplier Trans-Lux for creating new jobs in our region. Trans-Lux expanded to a refurbished Ford Motor factory in Hazelwood in late 2016.  The Governor offered his ongoing assistance to help Trans-Lux be successful. The Regional Chamber offers our special congratulations to our partners, the State of Missouri, the Missouri Partnership, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis, the City of St. Louis, and the City of Hazelwood, for this win.

    Ameren Tech Partnership with Atomation

    Ameren and Atomation recently announced a pilot project that involves attaching small sensors to utility poles and wirelessly transmitting information about any movement the poles make. This partnership will use these sensors to streamline data from pole inspections, especially after strong winds or storms move through the area.

    Atomation is a tech company based in Israeli and we’re thrilled that it has picked St.  Louis to base its U.S. operations. This movement was made possible by Ameren, Atomation, GlobalSTL, and BioSTL.

    Nestlé USA to Move Headquarters to Virginia

    We also want to extend our robust congratulations to Nestlé USA on its announcement of relocating its IT operations from California to St. Louis. This move will not only create quality, high-paying jobs for our community, it also validates our workforce talent and the ability for companies to relocate their technology and innovation hubs to the area. Nestlé Purina, a Swiss-based company, currently has a large presence and prominent history in the St. Louis region with locations in both downtown St. Louis and Gray’s Summit.

    This announcement continues to place St. Louis as a strong competitor for tech jobs.  In 2015, KPMG relocated hundreds of IT jobs here and last year Cushman & Wakefield announced it was bringing similar jobs to the region.

  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Jan 27, 2017
    Nicklaus: Missouri earned-income credit would help the working poor
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/20/17)
    If Missouri is serious about eliminating welfare for millionaires, it should redirect some of the money to folks who really need a helping hand. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Business is taking off at Lambert Airport
    (KPLR11, 1/26/17)
    Lambert-St. Louis International Airport saw just under 14 million people travel through the facility last year, making 2016 its best year since 2008. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Aims Big With Jobs Pipeline
    (Next City, 1/20/17)
    St. Louis and six Midwest cities got a grant from the federal government in January to build up their workforce development programs. And while cities getting funds from D.C. to make more jobs is common throughout the U.S., what’s fascinating about the Missouri city is the types of jobs they’re trying to put low-income and disadvantaged workers into. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis sets job growth record, but revisions are likely
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/24/17)
    Despite a weak December, the St. Louis area managed to post record job growth in 2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis multifamily housing market reaches record; here’s why it will continue to grow
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/23/17)
    The multifamily real estate sector in St. Louis reached record-heights in terms of sales volume, finishing the year right around $600 million, according to Matt Bukhshtaber, executive vice president of investment property sales at CBRE. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Fifth Israeli company lands in St. Louis; announces pilot project with Ameren
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/27/17)
    Atomation is a startup based in Tel Aviv, Israel, but the company will soon have an office in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Yield Lab invests in three ag startups, announces expansion to Argentina
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/26/17)
    Yield Lab,  an agribusiness accelerator program, has added a digital marketing agency, a biomass recycling company and a maker of sunflower flour to its portfolio. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Social video entrepreneur Zuley Clarke selected for startup accelerator, receives initial $50K in capital investment
    (The St. Louis American, 1/23/17)
    Zuley Clarke’s company Humblee is one of five women-led companies that have been selected to participate in the Spring 2017 Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) Startup Accelerator in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Adarza BioSystems Closes On $17 Million – What’s Next For The Life Science Startup
    (EQ, 1/24/17)
    On January 19, startup Adarza BioSystems, Inc,  based in St. Louis and Rochester, New York, closed on $17 Million in Series C financing and announced that new president Bryan Witherbee is replacing retiring CEO Dr. Rand Henke. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    $200 million Pfizer R&D campus in Chesterfield approved
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/24/17)
    Site plans for a new $200 million research and development campus that Pfizer could soon call home advanced Monday through Chesterfield’s Planning Commission. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Danforth Center receives grant to boost sorghum harvests in Africa
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/25/17)
    A $6.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will fund the Danforth Plant Science Center's research on sorghum, a staple food crop in sub-Saharan Africa. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Bridgetown Trucking Relocates to Business Park in St. Louis
    (Real Estate Business, 1/25/17)
    Bridgetown Trucking has moved its St. Louis warehouse to the Union Seventy Center Business Park. Bridgetown will occupy 22,000 square feet at 3901 Union Blvd. Bridgetown previously occupied 4,000 square feet in Chesterfield. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local manufacturer expands with acquisition
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/25/17)
    Local manufacturing firm Baldwin Technology Co. Inc. has acquired Air Motion Systems Inc., which has operations in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    School accreditation impacts early learning centers
    (KMOV, 1/18/17)
    Efforts to revitalize the city of St. Louis are focused on education. Last week, the state board voted to give full accreditation to the city's school system, but a local organization believes empowering kids starts way before the bell rings. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Can a spy agency fight urban blight in St. Louis?
    (Marketplace, 1/13/17)
    The city of St. Louis is trying a new strategy to fight urban blight. A massive project to raze an entire neighborhood and turn it into a new campus for a government intelligence agency. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cortex examines Crescent Parts building for future development
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/20/17)
    Crews are expected to begin construction later this year on Cortex’s $100 million third phase, which, for now, includes a hotel and tech building along with an innovation hall. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Tower Grove Park supporters crafting plan for preservation, improvements
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/23/17)
    Tower Grove Park could be getting some changes and rehabilitation as supporters craft a “master plan” for the nearly 150-year-old park’s future. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Glen Carbon sees continued growth
    (The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 12/20/16)
    The village of Glen Carbon has changed a lot over the past decade. And if the progress in 2016 is any indication, it doesn’t seem changes are stopping anytime soon. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Big addition planned for New Town St. Charles, with 850 new homes starting in 2019
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/20/17)
    The original developer of New Town St. Charles has unveiled plans to tack on 160 acres to the “new urbanist”-themed development — providing space for 850 new homes to be built beginning in 2019. >&ggt; CLICK FOR MORE
    100 Apartments, Retail, Planned for 6300 Clayton Avenue in Dogtown
    (nextSTL, 1/23/17)
    A proposal for the long-vacant lumber yard would bring 100 market-rate apartments and 15,000 sf of retail space to the center of the city’s Dogtown neighborhood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Get to Know the Radical Collective Sticking Up for St. Louis Artists
    (The Creators Project, 1/23/17)
    Growing up in St. Louis, I assumed I had to trade the Midwest for a coastal city like New York or Los Angeles to find a vibrant artistic tribe. But after spending time in my home city meeting curators, organizers, and artists, I realize I could not have been more mistaken. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ferguson documentary debuts at Sundance
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/20/17)
    A local filmmaker aims to bring international audiences an authentic take on the protests that occurred in Ferguson two years ago after then-officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis and PNC Launch stARTup Competition for Arts Entrepreneurs
    (Broadway World, 1/25/17)
    The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis and PNC, through funding provided by The PNC Foundation, announced today the launch of stARTup Competition. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    City Museum installing new 13,000 pound exhibit
    (KSDK, 1/24/17)
    Weighing in around 13,000 pounds, a new chain recently came to the City Museum from a scrap yard across the river. Using a crane, they were able to slide it in through a window on the second floor. >> CLICK FOR MORE