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    Aug 26, 2016
    St. Louis Fed to hire hundreds
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/26/16)
    The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is looking to fill more than 200 positions over the next two years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis is second-most affordable city to buy a home among hottest markets, real estate report says
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/22/16)
    St. Louis is the second-most affordable city among the hottest real estate markets in which to purchase a home, according to a mid-year ranking by St. Louis Realtors. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Real estate agents: Home sales on the rise in Ferguson
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/18/16)
    Kathie Harnacker is house hunting in Ferguson. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Announces Fall 2016 Class
    (EQ, 8/23/16)
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the six women-led companies selected for their Fall 2016 cohort today including three local companies, as well as startups focused on a wide array of subject matter including mental health, music rights and baked goods. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County startup moving to downtown St. Louis
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/24/16)
    KNOWiNK, the St. Louis-based startup that’s developed technology to help election officials, plans to move its headquarters from St. Louis County to downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Midwest Cyber Center Of Excellence To Host A Youth Cyber Competition
    (EQ, 8/24/16)
    The Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) is hosting a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Saturday, Sept. 10 at Maryville University and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Southwestern Illinois College. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Two St. Louis leaders ranked among most influential in health care
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Two St. Louis health care leaders have made Modern Healthcare’s recently released list of the 100 most influential people in the industry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Future of Agribusiness Looks Bright in St. Louis
    (Commercial Property Executive, 8/22/16)
    Plant science giant Monsanto’s expansion at the Chesterfield Village Research Center is taking shape. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New details on Pfizer’s planned Chesterfield campus
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Pfizer’s new research and development campus in Chesterfield could include a four- to five-story, 460,000-square-foot facility and a parking structure on the northwest corner of Olive Boulevard and Chesterfield Parkway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    20 companies to present at Ag Innovation Showcase
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Agtech funding in the first half of this year dropped 20 percent compared with the first six months of 2015, to $1.75 billion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘Sweet spot’ river levels making life easier for barges
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/25/16)
    After a wet winter that caused flooding problems for many barge operators on the Mississippi River, water levels have evened out this summer, providing a smooth trip through the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryville credits largest freshman class to targeted domestic, international marketing
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/23/16)
    A hike in international student enrollment is among the reasons Maryville University is expecting the largest freshman class in the Town and Country campus’ history. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University celebrates largest freshman class on move-in day
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/16)
    With a few days left of summer break, the class of 2020 moved into Washington University's residential halls Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Harris-Stowe reports largest incoming class
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/16)
    Harris-Stowe State University reported Friday a 30-percent increase in this year's batch of new freshmen and transfer students. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE summer enrollment trending up
    (The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 8/23/16)
    Year-after-year, enrollment has increased at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County looks to take over roadways to get East St. Louis project going
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 8/24/16)
    To help get the reconstruction of Front Street going, St. Clair County has plans to take jurisdiction of some additional roadway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ICYMI: Funding plan boosts 67 local transportation projects
    (Leader Publications, 8/21/16)
    Jefferson County is poised to see a dramatic uptick in state and federal funding for transportation projects over the next four years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Video: Branding St. Louis
    (EQ, 8/19/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber, Explore St. Louis and more than 30 other partners unveiled a new regional marketing plan during the Chamber’s 179th Annual Event at the Peabody Opera House last night. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Inner City Capital Connections comes to St. Louis, August 31 deadline to apply
    (The St. Louis American, 8/19/16)
    In many ways, St. Louis is at a crossroads. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ferguson bakery pays it forward
    (KSDK, 8/25/16)
    Natalie's Cakes and More has become a popular bakery in Ferguson -- thanks to the community's support. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    White House Initiative visits St. Louis to listen to Asian-Americans here
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/18/16)
    For the first time, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is focusing its attention on St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    IndyCar adds race to 2017 schedule at Gateway Motorsports Park
    (USA Today, 8/24/16)
    IndyCar will fortify its base on Thursday, adding a Midwestern oval to its 2017 schedule in Gateway Motorsports Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Saint Louis Fashion Incubator Announces The Inaugural Six Designers
    (ALIVE Magazine, 8/24/16)
    After months of accepting applications and narrowing down the candidates, the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator and its VIP panel of fashion industry jurors have announced the six that will be in the inaugural class. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    10 years of St. Louis Fashion Week sparks $10,000 prize, 10 weeks of events
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/22/16)
    In partnership with Caleres (formerly Brown Shoe Co.), St. Louis Fashion Week will award a $10,000 grand prize to a fashion brand and a second prize of $5,000 in a fashion-meets-”Shark Tank” style grant competition and event. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • Annual Event No. 179 Celebrated The STL Edge

    Aug 26, 2016

    Hundreds of St. Louis business, higher education and government leaders convened August 18th at the Peabody Opera House to celebrate the STL Edge – Building A People First Region. Highlights of the evening:

    • Presented the Right Arm of St. Louis to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, honoring his successes that changed the trajectory of St. Louis during his 31 years of public service and a historic four terms as mayor. (View his acceptance speech)
    • Warner Baxter, President and CEO of Ameren Corporation, was introduced as the next Chair of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.
    • David Steward, Chairman of the Board of World Wide Technology, launched the Global Leadership Forum. Headquartered in St. Louis, the Forum will create a national pipeline of diverse STEM talent.
    • Announced Show U St. Louis, a regional college festival to help retain talent in our region.
    • Unveiled a commitment by 30 organizations to a unified brand voice for the St. Louis region and debuted Always Exploring, one of the first results of the effort. 

    Read the complete wrap-up with pictures from the event.