• Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. Joins Missouri Hyperloop Coalition

    Oct 26, 2018

    heartland-hyperloop-logoThe Missouri Hyperloop Coalition, the group leading efforts to bring Hyperloop technology to Missouri, is excited to announce that Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. led by Travis H. Brown and Steven Tilley have joined the Coalition.

     “Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. is a welcome addition to the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition” said Andrew Smith, Co-Chairman of the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition. “The team members of Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. have a strong record of delivering success on transformational initiatives.”

    “Our coalition is dedicated to uniting a coordinated regulatory framework that delivers a brand new mode of transportation across our state’s rights of way. For this to be successful in Missouri, it will take local community support, state-directed leadership, and a regulatory framework that conforms to federal law,” said Ryan Weber, Co-Chairman of the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition.

    Missouri has the potential to become a global winner with a route running from Kansas City to St. Louis, strengthening collaboration across the entire state. This proposed transportation route has the potential to completely transform Missouri’s infrastructure system and workforce.

     “It’s exciting to see the feasibility results and progress of the coalition to date. Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. is dedicated to one unified plan to helping Missouri move this opportunity forward,” said Travis Brown.

    Heartland Hyperloop, Inc., plans to support coalition work immediately by formalizing a project communications site, surveying community interests with infrastructure needs, and sharing further milestones about other global platforms under study or development.

  • Grove Collaborative Opening New Fulfillment Center in St. Peters

    Mar 09, 2018
    Grove Collaborative, an auto-replenishment service, which offers high quality, organic cleaning, health, and personal care products, announced plans today to open a new fulfillment center in St. Peters, Missouri. The new 137,000 square foot facility represents $3,708,500 in total capital investment, and will create 210 new jobs in the region over the coming years.  

    “Missouri is open for business,” Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said. “We’re competing again and we’re winning jobs. Grove Collaborative is bringing quality jobs to St. Peters, and we’re glad that they are investing in Missouri.”

    "We are thrilled to partner with Missouri and the City of St. Peters to bring a Grove Fulfillment Center to the area," Grove's Senior Manager of Operations John Krudy said. "Working closely with the community is key for us as we provide excellent and sustainable products to families across the country."

    Grove makes it simple and affordable for consumers to shop their values. Grove sources better-for-you and more sustainable products from a curated selection of third-party brands like Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyer’s, method, and Acure. Grove stands out for its personalized customer service, approachable prices, and its Flagship brand, which is the company’s best selling line.

    “Business is booming in St. Peters and we’re excited to welcome Grove Collaborative to ‘My Hometown’ with more than 200 jobs for our region’s well-trained workforce,” St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano said.  “Because of the hard work of our FasTrac team in St. Peters along with the EDC of St. Charles County, St. Louis Regional Chamber, State of Missouri and Missouri Partnership we’re bringing an outstanding company like Grove Collaborative to our region with more new jobs and that’s a win for everyone.”

    "We were honored once again to work on a deal that brings new jobs and investment to St. Peters, St. Charles County and the St. Louis region," St. Louis Regional Chamber President and CEO Tom Chulick said. "As one of the nation's top logistical centers, we know St. Louis is the right choice for Grove Collaborative to expand and grow its business."

    The State of Missouri, Missouri Partnership, City of St. Peters, EDC of St. Charles County, and St. Louis Regional Chamber assisted with this project.

    “This has been a great statewide partnership that worked closely with Grove Collaborative, enabling the company to invest more than $3 million and create more than 200 new jobs in St. Peters,” Missouri Partnership CEO Steve Johnson said. “Our team was honored to support Grove in choosing Missouri, and we look forward to many years of growth for the company and the jobs they will create.”

    Grove is a Certified B Corporation; a company that prioritizes social, environmental, and community wellbeing as well as profit. Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and more than 130 industries working together to redefine success in business. Grove is excited to carry on this commitment in Missouri.