• St. Louis Press Pass

    Jun 17, 2016
    St. Louis area adds 1,000 jobs in may
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/17/16)
    St. Louis' job gains slowed in May, but a gain of 1,000 workers pushed metro area employment further into record territory.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Demand is high for new homes in the metro-east
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 6/12/16)
    When Poetker, who is general manager of JLP Homes in Waterloo, came into his showroom Tuesday afternoon he immediately sat down. He said it had been a long day. “In my career in residential construction, it’s as busy as it’s ever been,” Poetker said. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryland Heights braces for a proposed development that could transform city, region
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/15/16)
    This city is poised to expand its identity beyond suburban cul-de-sacs, the global headquarters of World Wide Technology, and attractions such as Westport Plaza and Creve Coeur Lake Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Chamber director: When businesses work together, Belleville wins
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 6/12/16)
    There isn’t much of a learning curve for the new executive director of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    STart me up
    (St. Louis Magazine, 6/10/16)
     A a-to-Z primer on the evolving startup scene. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Imagine a Better St. Louis: Cortex continues to grow as more businesses call St. Louis home
    (KMOV, 6/9/16)
    Construction crews continue their work at the Cortex Innovation Community as expansion continues to support the growing number of start-ups that are choosing to call St. Louis home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    How did St. Louis become an entrepreneurial boomtown?
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/10/16)
    To many Americans, St. Louis is known for urban dysfunction and slow economic decline. It’s one of those places where every year or two another big homegrown company seems to get bought by outside owners. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Sports venture capital builds momentum for Stadia Ventures Demo Day encore
    (Examiner.com, 6/10/16)
    Growing interest by sophisticated venture capital investors is adding a new dimension to sports business. Stadia Ventures, the first sector fund for sports business, is hosting a second Demo Day next week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ascension closes $2 billion bond financing
    (St. louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    Ascension Health has closed on a $2 billion bond transaction, the second-largest such transaction for the health care system since the $2.4 billion financing that formed Ascension in 1999. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘What patients need’: Metro-east hospitals move toward private patient rooms
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 6/11/16)
    Lauren Mullikin remembers being in a semi-private room at Anderson Hospital in Maryvilleand receiving news no one wants to hear, especially an 18-year-old with her whole life ahead of her. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Bioscience as a Foundation for Transforming St. Louis
    (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 6/2016)
    The St. Louis region is fortunate to have an extraordinary concentration of world-class scientists in medical and plant biosciences. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Watching grass grow is literally part of the job for Danforth Center researchers
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/14/16)
    As golfers tee off at the U.S. Open this week, researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are literally watching grass grow to find ways to improve turf on golf courses. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    (Inbound Logistics, 5/2016)
    The most powerful word in the language of logistics is location. It's a word heard over and over again in St. Louis. But location is just the beginning of the story. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New Balance expands to new Earth City warehouse
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    To support growth in its online business, footware manufacturer New Balance has moved into a larger e-commerce fulfillment center in Earth City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Spartan Light Metal Products Expansion
    (Construction Forum STL, 6/8/16)
    Spartan Light Metal Products chose The Korte Company to design and construct a 92,000 square foot expansion at their Sparta, Illinois facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Lewis and Clark Community College GED graduation celebrates resilience
    (Riverbender.com, 6/13/16)
    A total of 128 students earned their General Equivalency Diplomas (GED®) through Lewis and Clark Community College’s Adult Education department and the Regional Office of Education #40 Adult Learning Centers in 2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    NorthSide Regeneration is targeting this area for residential development
    (St. louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    NorthSide Regeneration said this week that it found a new partner for a planned residential development in St. Louis Place, just east of the site of the soon-to-be National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency western headquarters. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene seeks $147 million in public help for Clayton expansion
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/17/16)
    Centene Corp. plans to seek $147 million in public incentives for its proposed $771.8 million expansion project in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Fastest-Growing Companies 2016: St. Louis’ construction boom
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/7/16)
    For J.T. Norville of MC Hotel Construction and a host of other firms on the Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Companies List, a rebounding economy pushed revenue high following the recession. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Faster and safer: IDOT hosts high speed rail presentation
    (Riverbender.com, 6/10/16)
    New rail improvements may cut the train trip from Alton to Chicago by as much as an hour. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Group seeking to attract young people to manufacturing, trades
    (Illinois Business Journal, 6/2016)
    Members of the Manufacturing Steering Committee of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois are ready to hit the road and spread the word about the need for youth to pursue careers in manufacturing and skilled trades. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce launches local branch
    (The St. Louis American, 6/16/16)
    About 75 black business owners and community leaders celebrated the launching of a local branch of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce at an event held at Saint Louis University on Monday, June 13. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘Shalimar the Clown,’ ‘Ariadne on Naxos’ and ‘Macbeth’ at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Reviews
    (The Wall Street Journal, 6/14/16)
    Jack Perla’s haunting “Shalimar the Clown,” which had its world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on Saturday, succeeds at being topical, literary and theatrical. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Science Center’s new GROW exhibit comes alive
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/11/16)
    Bert Vescolani, president and CEO of the St. Louis Science Center, grew up around farms in East Lansing, Mich. It should come as no surprise, then, that he’s enthralled by the Science Center’s newest permanent exhibit, GROW, which focuses on connecting people to agriculture and the food they eat every day. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Acclaimed Chefs to Bring "Veggie-First" Vicia to Cortex District
    (Riverfront Times, 6/15/16)
    Michael and Tara Gallina shocked the restaurant world last year when they announced they would be leaving New York state's acclaimed Blue Hill at Stone Barns to open a restaurant in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Jun 10, 2016
    St. Louis, Entrepreneurial Boomtown
    (Washington Monthly, 6/2016)
    Back in the mid-oughts, Jarret Glasscock was happily ensconced at the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis, working on the federal government’s Human Genome Project. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘We can’t afford to leave anyone behind:’ Inclusion key for St. Louis economy, Regional Chamber says
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/6/16)
    While the recent economic cycle has impacted St. Louis positively, St. Louis Regional Chamber president and CEO Joe Reagan says that the long-term strategy around the future of the St. Louis economy lies in inclusion and talent attraction/retention. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    9 St. Louis companies remain on Fortune 500
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/6/16)
    Nine St. Louis area companies remain on the Fortune 500 list and they are the same employers who made the rankings last year. But there have been some changes in where the companies now stand in the publication’s annual tally based on fiscal year revenue. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Missouri Budget Director Says State Revenues Up 3 Percent
    (CBS St. Louis, 6/2/16)
    Missouri’s budget director says revenue is up 3.4 percent compared to the same time last year.. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New innovation district hopes to tap into scientific, economic resources
    (KMOV, 6/8/16)
    A plan for a new innovation district, much like Cortex in the Central West End, is being planned in hopes of bringing thousands of jobs to the Creve Coeur area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cyber Awareness Day provides St. Louis with investments, new cyber-security chapter
    (KMOV, 6/7/16)
    As technology advances into the future, the impact it has on daily life also grows. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    This Is Why You Should Pay Attention To T-REX’s New Capital Campaign
    (EQ, 6/6/16)
    T-REX, the Downtown technology incubator and co-working space, has attracted innovative companies and events for the past two years. Now, the T-REX team is looking to expand its reach with an $8 million campaign, announced in April at the space’s second birthday party. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    High cell phone bill? St. Louis startup says it can save you big bucks
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/9/16)
    Hardly anybody enjoys seeing the monthly cell phone bill. Nick Lindwedel, a St. Louis entrepreneur, believes he can change that. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Charles County targets IT jobs, training
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann is calling for new partnerships between business leaders and educators to prepare students for jobs in the growing information technology sector, as well as attract those jobs to the county. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MediBeacon acquires German medical device company
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/8/16)
    MediBeacon, a Creve Coeur company focusing on monitoring kidney function, has acquired a German medical device company with similar technology. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene's massive 4-phase Clayton campus plan
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/6/16)
    Centene Corp. on Monday revealed more details about its proposed Clayton campus, saying its first new building, directly east of its current headquarters, would total 660,000 square feet. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Amazon decision highlights St. Louis region's growing strength as a logistics hub
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
    The massive warehouse east of Interstate 255 doesn’t look much different from the dozen or so that line Gateway Center Commerce Drive. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Aclara wins contract with Missouri American Water to provide metering solution
    (CTBR, 6/1/16)
    Aclara has won a major contract from Missouri American Water to provide, install and service its Synergize STAR Network for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in St. Louis County, Missouri. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Iron Mountain buys buildings for $20 million
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
    Iron Mountain, an enterprise information management services company from Boston, has acquired three parcels of property near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for $19.6 million. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Soft Surroundings to build new warehouse
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
    Luxury brand Soft Surroundings will build a new 300,000-square-foot distribution near its existing facility in Mexico, Missouri, the company announced Friday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Union apprenticeship program to launch at America's Center
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/7/16)
    Explore St. Louis and the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) are creating a new apprenticeship program for the skilled union trades that work at the America's Center convention complex. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Dunn names Alum Randy Pembrook as SIUE Chancellor
    (The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 6/6/16)
    Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn today named Randall G. Pembrook, PhD, as the ninth chancellor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s history>> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nonprofit tries to keep college-bound students from 'melting away'
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
    There’s a statistic that not many people outside of higher education know about: Each year, up to 40 percent of the high school graduates who are accepted into college never actually make it there. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    3 St. Louis area school districts join push for more minorities in AP classes
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/9/16)
    Chris Belcher was alarmed several years ago when as superintendent of Columbia, Mo., schools, he entered the city’s diverse high schools and saw very few African-American and low-income students in Advanced Placement classes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    'We all have the ability to make schools feel like home:’ Tiffany Anderson departs Jennings
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/7/16)
    In January, Jennings Superintendent, Dr. Tiffany Anderson, who is credited with turning around the district and helping it reach full accreditation, announced she was leaving to take the position of superintendent with Topeka Public Schools, effective July 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    McKee announces new partnership and housing near NGA
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/7/16)
    Paul McKee’s Northside Regeneration is wasting little time now that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has officially chosen to build in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Madison County construction projects reflect growth
    (The Alton Telegraph, 6/4/16)
    Madison County announced that in the first quarter of 2016 it has issued more than 1,250 commercial and renovation construction permits for projects valued at more than $41.86 million, an increase of more than $313,000 from the first quarter of 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Powers Insurance set to begin construction of city headquarters
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
    The site is ready and construction is set to begin in St. Louis on a three-story building for Powers Insurance and Benefits, which will move to the city from Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Renovated riverfront reopens, had 32 percent MBE participation
    (The St. Louis Americna, 6/9/16)
    With a 2,016-foot-long community picnic table and fireworks display, many celebrated the re-opening of the renovated St. Louis Riverfront on Thursday, June 2. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Monsanto taps developer to find innovative talent
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
    C-suite executives across the country are trying to figure out how to recruit and retain a millennial workforce that is highly creative and entrepreneurial. A solution might be found with one of St. Louis’ largest publicly traded companies and a new startup. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Full Circle encourages young people to stay in St. Louis through ‘shared ownership’ in the city
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/8/16)
    There are many factors that contribute to a young professional’s decision to stay or not stay in St. Louis after graduating college. For guests on today’s St. Louis on the Air, the potential to find and build community is an overwhelmingly important concern. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Grandmaster Maurice Ashley on chess and mentoring: ‘It matters that I’m black’
    (The St. Louis American, 6/2/16)
    International Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley made history when he was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame on April 13 at a ceremony in St. Louis’ Forest Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New resident conductor named to St. Louis Symphony
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/3/16)
    The St. Louis Symphony has named Gemma New the incoming resident conductor. >> CLICK FOR MORE