St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Mar 03, 2017
Businesses grapple with hike in St. Louis' minimum wage
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/2/17)
Usually the biggest worry Ed Brock has this time of year is making sure the Mardi Gras beads and accessories are replaced with St. Patrick’s Day items. Now, the owner of Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon, the city’s biggest costume and accessories shop, has a new headache: an unexpected increase in the city’s minimum wage is throwing his business into upheaval. >> CLICK FOR MORE
TS signs pact with T rex incubator
(Telangana Today, 2/27/17)
Telangana government on Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with T rex-incubator located in Saint Louis in US. Under the new MOU, T-Hub and T rex will work together under the T-Bridge programme. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The Bottom Line: Compassionate credit
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/17)
Missouri's Legislature is debating whether to adopt a state version of the earned-income tax credit. David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher say the policy would help families while providing low-income people with more of an incentive to work. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Allegiant gives you two more places to fly to out of MidAmerica Airport
(Belleville News-Democrat, 2/28/17)
People will be able to fly to south Florida and South Carolina from MidAmerica Airport as Allegiant starts two new routes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Nestlé IT jobs headed to downtown office building
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/1/17)
Some 300 information technology jobs Swiss-based Nestlé SA plans to bring to St. Louis later this year are expected to work out of a downtown St. Louis building at 100 N. Broadway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Software company to expand in south St. Louis County
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/1/17)
JW Software, a software developer and designer from Sunset Hills, has announced plans to add more than 10 jobs over the next 12 months and is looking to expand its real estate footprint by purchasing a new corporate headquarters. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Cortex’s Evolution From A Life Science District To A Magnet For St. Louis Innovators: A Feature Series
(EQ, 2/27/17)
The Cortex Innovation Community is a center of gravity for St. Louis’ startup ecosystem, playing home to more than 250 startup companies along with a growing corporate presence, entrepreneur support organizations and six separate innovation centers across 200 acres in the heart of Midtown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The inaugural CNBC Upstart 25: Promising young start-ups
(CNBC, 2/28/17)
In 2013, when Zach Winkler was a senior at the University of Missouri, he heard plenty of stories about the crimes that were happening on campus but didn't hear enough about solutions. That's when he and three friends got together to create an app that students could activate quickly and quietly on their smartphones to call for help. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New To St. Louis, But A Big Fan Already: Why International Pico.Buzz Made A B-Line To The Midwest
(EQ, 2/28/17)
Asaf Nevo, co-founder of Pico.Buzz, may be new to St. Louis, but his business is not new to the world. The tech company got its start in Israel, expanded to Europe, then recently broke into the US market by creating partnerships with sports franchises, music venues and other fan supported institutions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MediBeacon completes clinical study at Washington University
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/2/17)
St. Louis biotech startup MediBeacon has completed a clinical study using its medical device — a monitor that tracks kidney function — on subjects with impaired kidney function at Washington University and Saint Louis University Hospital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Local women make ranking of top women in health care
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/2/17)
Three local executives made a newly released ranking from Modern Healthcare of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2017. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New pharmaceutical company to move into Maryland Heights building
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/27/17)
Apertus Pharmaceuticals, a Ballwin-based provider of pharmaceutical manufacturing and analytical services, plans to spin out one of its units, rename it Pageview Pharmaceuticals and move Pageview's operations to Maryland Heights. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis is Part of National Boom in Logistics Construction
(Construction Forum STL, 3/2/17)
St. Louis has been nationally recognized as part of  in a of a boom in internet-fueled distribution center logistics construction that has now spread to the Midwest. >> CLICK FOR MORE
What Should Cities Make?
(Citylab, 2/20/17)
When President Donald Trump announced his Manufacturing Jobs Initiative last month, he was moving forward on a promise he made over and over during his campaign: to make America great at making stuff again. >> CLICK FOR MORE
This St. Charles facility is behind Nike’s 3.5 billion ‘Air’ units
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/28/17)
A nondescript, 222,575-square-foot warehouse in St. Charles County is one of two facilities in the nation responsible for manufacturing more than 3.5 billion units of Nike’s signature AIR technology, the sole of Nike’s shoes that make them more comfortable. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Joins National City Energy Project
(Construction Forum STL, 2/27/17)
The City of St. Louis is home to some of the most architecturally-stunning buildings in the country, but many of these grandiose structures are also the greatest energy users. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SIUE’s workforce development program receives award for promoting growth
(The Alton Telegraph, 2/28/17)
The Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) Consortium, a Department of Labor-funded workforce training and education grant led by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been awarded Focus St. Louis’ 20th annual What’s Right with the Region! Award for emerging initiatives. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Stacy Taubman; RISE Collaborative Workspace & Girls Dreaming Big
(STL Community Cast, 2/26/17)
Stacy Taubman is the founder and CEO of RISE Collaborative Workspace. >> CLICK FOR MORE
‘Love Letter to STL’ Travels Worldwide in ‘American Way’ Magazine
(KMOX, 2/27/17)
St. Louis goes worldwide, thanks to a special section in American Way magazine – the one that will go in the seat pocket of every American Airlines flight around the world beginning March 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Explore St. Louis pulling out the stops for 3,000 conventioneers
(KTVI, 2/27/17)
There is a little bit of the Big Apple, Chicago and more in downtown St. Louis this week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Loop Trolley cars prepare for debut on tracks
(KPLR 11, 3/2/17)
Major milestones for the Loop Trolley project as it gets closer to becoming a reality later this year. For the first time Thursday, Fox 2 News had a close look at the first newly refurbished trolley car. It is one of three cars that will eventually run on the trolley line from the Delmar Loop to Forest Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE