• St. Louis Press Pass

    Nov 04, 2016
    St. Louis experiences job growth rivaling the 1990s
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/20/16)
    The St. Louis job market took a long time to recover from the recession, but it seems to be making up for that now. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cortex could seek $20 million TIF
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/3/16)
    Cortex officials plan to use some $20 million in tax increment financing to help pay for its planned $170 million mixed development in Midtown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    City Foundry developer gives peek at $134.2 million Midtown project
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/3/16)
    A day after drawing closer to winning a key public incentive, the City Foundry developer gave an early view of what St. Louis taxpayers will get for their help. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    These jobs didn't exist in St. Louis five years ago
    (KSDK, 10/31/16)
    Liz Herman had experience delivering pizzas and generally enjoyed meeting people. So her new job as an Uber driver seemed like a perfect fit. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Bottom Line: Is St. Louis a global player?
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/30/16)
    St. Louis is a middleweight in the global economy, a new study says. David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher debate what that means and how the region might improve its standing. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Square's made $1 billion in business loans, surprising even its own executives
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/3/16)
    Square, the payment company co-founded by St. Louis entrepreneur Jim McKelvey, has doled out $1 billion in loans to businesses through its Square Capital program, it revealed in its earnings report this week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Arch Grants hands out dollars, but its bottom line is talent
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/3/16)
    Kyle Rood and Clint Matthews won $50,000 to develop a medical device, and now they’re making waffles. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    4 Tips for Launching a Successful Midwestern Startup
    (San Antonio Express-News, 11/3/16)
    Business leaders are advising young entrepreneurs to flock elsewhere. While cities like New York and Miami are gaining popularity with startups, the most advantageous locations may actually be more centrally located. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Tech company Sherpa plans for growth in new St. Louis headquarters
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/3/16)
    A local tech company that has developed a platform to match people with senior housing communities has completed a new office in Midtown Alley and plans to add 50 employees by the end of 2020. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    UMSL opens optometry care center
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/1/16)
    The doors are open at the University of Missouri-St. Louis' $17 million, two-story Patient Care Center for the College of Optometry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis is hot spot for ‘agtech’ companies
    (Agrinews, 11/1/16)
    Since the entrepreneurial seed was planted in 2001 in St. Louis, some experts say the city has rapidly blossomed into its own “agtech” ecosystem. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Monsanto opens high-tech greenhouses in midst of acquisition
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 10/28/16)
    Monsanto held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to open 36 new greenhouses at its Chesterfield Research Center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cultivation Capital launches $40 million life sciences fund
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/2/16)
    St. Louis-based Cultivation Capital, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is planning a $40 million investment fund for startups in the life sciences sector. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New startup fund part of Washington University’s plan to be ‘Stanford of the Midwest’
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/3/16)
    Washington University hired Emre Toker as managing director of the Skandalaris Center — the school’s hub for entrepreneurial activity — in November 2014. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    KE2 increases 2016 funding to $15 million
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/2/16)
    KE2 Therm Solutions, a Washington, Missouri-based developer and manufacturer of smart refrigeration controllers, has reported raising $629,988 to the Securities and Exchange Commission. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE campus growth continues on the upswing
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/2/16)
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to experience tremendous campus growth, according to a press release. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    WUSTL elevates African and African-American Studies program to full department
    (The St. Louis American, 11/3/16)
    It started with an act of protest. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Pruitt-Igoe, a Symbol of Government Failure, Gets a Second Chance
    (Governing, 11/2016)
    St. Louis is finally ready to do something with the site of the old Pruitt-Igoe housing complex. What goes in there may say a lot about what cities have learned from the development mistakes of the past century. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Here’s how county officials plan to use $8 million to help East St. Louis
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 11/1/16)
    Standing in the Malcolm Martin Memorial Park, along Front Street in East St. Louis with the Gateway Arch in the background, officials broke ground on an $8.1 million Front Street reconstruction project, that is aimed to help spur economic development along the riverfront. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Slay talks up MetroLink expansion as he takes top transit official on a St. Louis tour
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/1/16)
    The head of the Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday toured neighborhoods where a proposed Northside-Southside MetroLink expansion would run, a top priority of Mayor Francis Slay as his tenure winds to a close. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Hyatt Place Hotel to be built next to Hofbräuhaus
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 11/2/16)
    Construction will begin in the spring on a six-story, $28 million Hyatt Place Hotel and Convention Center next to the Hofbräuhaus under construction in Belleville off Illinois 15, according to a spokesman for the developers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    America's 'invisible' Muslims
    (BBC, 10/30/16)
    Two decades ago, Muslim refugees fleeing Bosnia arrived in St Louis and became a crucial part of the city. Now anti-immigrant fervour might lead the Bosnians of St Louis to become more politically active. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    After 2 years: Are commitments turning into action in Ferguson?
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/2/16)
    Many organizations are still working to make a difference in Ferguson and North St. Louis County two years after unrest erupted in the city. That includes several foundations and other nonprofits that made promises of funding and commitments to change as part of the healing process. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    2016 Convening Perspective: Q&A with Member Betsy Cohen, St. Louis Mosaic Project 
    (WE Global Network, 11/1/16)
    Last week, Welcoming Economies Global Network (WE Global) brought together some 300 leaders in immigrant economic development for our 2016 Convening in Philadelphia. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Black Rep celebrates 40 years with mural and musical that say ‘I’m not going’
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 10/31/16)
    In the mid-1970s, Ron Himes started a St. Louis theater company to tell the stories of African-Americans. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Oct 28, 2016
    $220 million Ballpark Village expansion set in St. Louis
    (FOX Sports, 10/25/16)
    The $220 million second phase of Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis will feature a 29-story luxury apartment building with views of the playing field, along with office, retail, restaurants and entertainment space, the St. Louis Cardinals said Tuesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Lambert could see 1 million more passengers this year than in 2015
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/27/16)
    If the growth rate being experienced by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport continues through the end of the year, it will see one million more passengers than it did in 2015, the airport said Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis has blockbuster month of job growth
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/25/16)
    If the numbers can be believed, the St. Louis area just had its best month of job growth in a very long time. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    A look inside Cortex and the future of St. Louis jobs
    (KSDK, 10/27/16)
    There's a reason you keep seeing St. Louis on those lists for the best places for start-up companies. It's a 200 acre stretch of land in midtown with 250 companies and more than 4,000 employees. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Scottrade To Sell To TD Ameritrade For $4 Billion
    (Forbes, 10/24/16)
    TD Ameritrade Holding Corp announced Monday that it will acquire Scottrade Financial Services in a deal that values the financial services firm at a total of $4 billion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    4 Years Of Giving: Arch Grants’ Impact Since 2012
    (EQ, 10/27/16)
    With the Arch Grants annual gala coming up on Nov. 4, it’s a good time to look back over the last four years of Arch Grants and the impact the organization had made on St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    GSK partners with startup to develop antibiotic alternative
    (FierceBiotech, 10/25/16)
    Fimbrion Therapeutics has been around since 2012, but it’s divulged very little about its research or its backers thus far. The St. Louis, MO-based preclinical startup has jumped into the limelight through a new partnership with GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK). >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs eyes national expansion, membership program
    (Missouri Business Alert, 10/22/16)
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs has plans for a national expansion and a membership program up its sleeve for next year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Isto, backed by Thompson Street Capital Partners, acquires medical device maker
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 10/24/16)
    The parent company of Isto Technologies, an orthobiologics company working to develop ways to repair and regenerate damaged or injured cartilage and bone, has acquired medical-device company Arteriocyte Medical Systems Inc. of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis industrial market thriving as e-commerce helps drive demand for distribution centers
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/28/16)
    Rents, occupancy and construction are up in St. Louis’ thriving industrial market. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Illinois American Water contributing up to $245 million a year to state economy, study shows
    (Illinois Business Journal, 10/2016)
    Illinois American Water contributes many millions of dollars to the state economy, according to a partner study conducted with the University of Illinois’ Regional Economic Applications Laboratory. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Town and gown: SIUE, Madison County form partnership to link campus and community
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 10/27/16)
    Consider a student who may be weary of strict academic lectures and wants to see where all of this classroom learning is going to fit into the real world. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE expands academic partnerships with LCCC
    (The Alton Telegraph, 10/26/16)
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is building on its foundation of previous 2+2 agreements with Lewis and Clark Community College. These 2+2 Partnership Programs streamline students’ transfer experience and support efficient progress toward completion of their bachelor’s in multiple programs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Municipal League Supports Bringing St. Louis City into St. Louis County
    (CBS St. Louis, 10/28/16)
    Stitching the city of St. Louis back into the fabric of St. Louis County after a 140-year separation now has the endorsement of the full membership of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, although last night’s vote was not unanimous. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    With $1 billion poised to flow into projects near campus, SLU wants development control
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/23/16)
    There’s close to $1 billion — and probably more — ready to pour into development in midtown and neighborhoods to the south. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Dierbergs wants to be new developer of Three Springs at Shiloh
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 10/25/16)
    The wheels are in motion for commercial development at the Three Springs at Shiloh after years of the 133-acre property sitting idle. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    City offers tax abatement to help Bevo Mill redevelopment
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/22/16)
    Turns out the developers looking to revitalize the iconic Bevo Mill will need a little help after all. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Regional leaders on how to turn St. Louis around
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 10/28/16)
    These discouraging statistics have area business leaders searching for answers. We asked them for their suggestions to turn the region. Here’s what they told us. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MLS stadium rumors abound with MoDOT negotiating land deal with city
    (KTVI, 10/27/16)
    Could St. Louis be getting closer to picking a spot for a potential MLS stadium? >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Clayton aldermen to consider new tax plan for Centene project
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 10/26/16)
    A new development agreement would provide Centene Corp. $75.6 million in tax abatements for its planned $755 million mixed-use expansion in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Chesterfield dome will mix sports and character development with nonprofit funding model
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/22/16)
    City officials say a mega-project along Highway 40 that emerged Friday has the potential to transform the western edge of St. Louis County into a destination for youth sports teams from here and across the Midwest. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    125-room hotel planned on former Harry's site
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 10/27/16)
    Michael Mullenix, founder and CEO of Equis Hospitality Management, is in the beginning stages of planning a new hotel on the old Harry’s Restaurant and Bar property at 2144 Market St. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Business is Scarily Good for the Haunted House Industry
    (CBS St. Louis, 10/27/16)
    Twenty-five years ago, Halloween was mostly about trick-or-treating. Now it’s a $10 billion business with more than $1 billion of that being ticket sales to haunted attractions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces First Production of 2017 Season
    (Broadway World, 10/23/16)
    Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announced today that The Winter's Tale will be the 2017 season main stage production at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Both tragic and funny, the production is scheduled June 2-25; preview nights are set for May 31 and June 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Saint Louis Fashion Incubator Breaks Ground In Style
    (Vital Voice, 10/27/16)
    Way back when, Washington Avenue was the place to sew and be sewn. Next to New York City’s Garment District, the district on the still-stylish street in downtown St. Louis was the leader in garment manufacturing in the United States. >> CLICK FOR MORE