• St. Louis Press Pass

    Jan 20, 2017
    From Argentina to St. Louis: AgIdea Plans New HQ
    (Commerical Property Executive, 1/18/17)
    AgIdea, a contract research and development company based in Argentina is expanding its footprint in St. Louis. The company selected Helix Center Biotech Incubator to serve as their new headquarters in North America. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The 15 cities where you can live really well on $60,000
    (CNBC, 1/13/17)
    Looking to do better in the year ahead? That may simply boil down to where you choose to live. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Turnkey Technologies to add jobs
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/18/17)
    Turnkey Technologies plans to produce about 40 new jobs by nearly doubling the headcount at the IT firm's headquarters in Town and Country. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    World Wide Technology’s Asynchrony partners with Apple
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/13/17)
    Asynchrony Labs, the mobile development unit of Maryland Heights-based World Wide Technology, is now an Apple mobility partner, meaning it can work on creating business-centric applications on Apple’s iPad and iPhone. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    This fastest-growing company makes an acquisition
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/8/17)
    Clearent, a credit-card processor based in Clayton, is acquiring Payment Alliance International’s Merchant Services Division, adding $4.2 billion in processing volume and 17,000 merchant clients. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    After long decline, St. Louis tries to rebuild with startups
    (The Seattle Times, 1/16/17)
    It’s tough to rebuild a city’s image when the national perception is that it peaked a century ago, and when recent news has sometimes been dismal. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Firms Raise $290 Million Of Venture Capital In 2016
    (EQ, 1/13/17)
    2016 was another very good year for St. Louis startups receiving venture capital. The total amount of venture capital received by companies in the St. Louis region exceeded $290,000,000. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Adarza will use $17 million to expand production in O'Fallon
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/19/17)
    Adarza BioSystems, a manufacturer of high-tech diagnostic assays, has raised $17 million from investors and will expand production capacity at its plant in O'Fallon, Mo. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Venture Café Expands Programming To 39 North And LaunchCode Mentor Center
    (EQ, 1/12/17)
    For over two years, Venture Cafe has been a mainstay of St. Louis’ innovation community. Its centerpiece, the Thursday Weekly Gathering, is an event that takes place every Thursday at Cortex’s CIC@4240 and allows innovators from a variety of business sectors to connect and share ideas. In 2017, it’s expanding. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Siteman plans expansion in North County
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/18/17)
    The Siteman Cancer Center is planning to expand with a new satellite location in north St. Louis County. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Big data tool from local startup could help Monsanto engineer better seeds
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/13/17)
    Monsanto has reached a non-exclusive licensing deal with a local company to use a tool that could help engineer new, high-yielding seeds. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Amazon scouting St. Louis area for new distribution center
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/19/17)
    Online retail giant Amazon is scouting the St. Louis area for a new distribution center and, according to several real estate sources, has narrowed its search to the Hazelwood submarket. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE focuses on making campus diversity a priority
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 1/18/17)
    The 200 members of the SIUE family at the Diversity Strategic Plan Summit on Wednesday often repeated three words in their table discussions: community, continuity and conversation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Twin Oaks approves $53 million, mixed-use development — its biggest project ever
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/20/17)
    Rezoning for Big Bend Square, a $53 million mixed-use project on the site of the former Schnucks southeast of Big Bend Boulevard and Highway 141 that is considered the biggest project in Twin Oaks’ history, was approved in a 3-1 aldermanic vote Wednesday night. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Harvard class takes unusual approach in designing solutions for segregation, housing in St. Louis
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/18/17)
    Daniel D’Oca, a professor in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, recently turned his Fall 2016 Urban Planning and Design Studio into a case study in making accessible solutions for fair housing and urban segregation — in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Blues focus on inclusion with Pride Night at Scottrade Center
    (KTVI, 1/19/17)
    Pro sports teams are letting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fans know that they are welcome at arenas and ballparks nationwide. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Jan 13, 2017
    Finalists Announced For 4th Annual St. Louis Regional Chamber Arcus Awards
    (EQ, 1/11/17)
    The Regional Chamber will host its fourth annual Arcus Awards, presented by RubinBrown LLP, next month. As it does every year, the event will honor 56 companies, organizations and institutions who “make St. Louis a more attractive place to live, work, and invest." >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Eric Greitens becomes the next governor of Missouri
    (The Missouri Times, 1/9/17)
    The sun broke through the clouds just before noon time on a frigid day in Jefferson City as thousands gathered on the South Lawn of Missouri’s Capitol to welcome the state’s 56th governor, Eric Robert Greitens. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Charter adding 75 jobs in Bridgeton
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/10/17)
    Charter Communications plans to hire 75 new customer relations coordinators for its Bridgeton Customer Care Center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Funding economic development: St. Louis starts weighing in on options
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/12/17)
    The committee that handles budget issues for the city of St. Louis went to Cherokee Street Wednesday night to hear from members of the public about a proposed half-cent increase in the sales tax to fund economic development. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Regional leaders talk MetroLink expansion, crime and the future
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/12/17)
    The region’s political leaders, gathered together on Thursday at the Business Journal’s State of St. Louis event, largely stuck to their longtime positions on transit expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prosper accelerator adds five women-led startups
    (Missouri Business Alert, 1/10/17)
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs has added five women-led startups to its St. Louis-based accelerator program, including companies targeting the social video, health care marketing and organic wine markets. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Stadia Ventures Seeking Sports Technology Companies For Spring 2017
    (SportsTechie, 1/10/17)
    Stadia Ventures, the St. Louis-based sports innovation hub and accelerator program, is currently seeking sports technology companies for its Spring 2017 cohort, which will begin April 5-7. It will be the fourth edition of the Stadia Accelerator. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Venture Café St. Louis Announces New Executive Director
    (EQ, 1/9/17)
    Today, Venture Café St. Louis named entrepreneur and marketing veteran Tyler Mathews as its next executive director effective January 17. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    GiftAMeal turns food photography into meals for those in need
    (Silicon Prairie News, 1/6/17)
    Instagram is saturated with millions of photos of food daily, while over 40 million people in the United States do not know where to find their next meal. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University grads raise $1.2 million for startup
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/11/17)
    Staffjoy, a startup founded by two Washington University engineering graduates, has raised $1.2 million to help develop the company’s platform that automatically schedules workforces. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Health record startup expanding in St. Louis County, adding 52 jobs
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/6/17)
    Health record startup BlueStrata EHR is investing $138,000 and adding 52 new jobs in its expansion in Creve Coeur, Gov. Jay Nixon's office announced Friday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Steelworkers boosting tech skills to get back to work
    (Marketplace, 1/4/17)
    President-elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs, but many of those who’ve been laid off in recent years find themselves lacking the qualifications for jobs that are already coming back. That was the problem for 61-year-old Martin Oliver of Granite City, Illinois. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New shared space for young manufacturers planned in Fox Park
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/11/17)
    For 100 years, hats, bar stools and restaurant booths could be traced back to the six-story factory where they were made in St. Louis’s Fox Park neighborhood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLPS Regains Full Accreditation
    (KTRS, 1/10/17)
    On Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously to grant full accreditation to the district. This was followed by a late afternoon news conference by school and city leaders at the SLPS Administrative Offices Building. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ron Isley to host benefit for full-ride scholarships to Harris-Stowe
    (KTVI, 1/10/17)
    A St. Louis Grammy Award winner is giving a big gift to Harris-Stowe State University. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Belleville District 201 vows to increase number of minorities in honors classes
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 1/9/17)
    Maye Anderson says her son and his friends have noticed a lack of diversity in the honors classes at their high school. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New owners plan rehab of Bouras Mop building
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/10/17)
    The new owners of a 100-year-old factory on the edge of the Lafayette Square neighborhood plan to rehab the structure into 50 apartments. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Bristow, Walker, prominent developer Adams see nothing but bright future ahead in Alton, despite business closures
    (Riverbender.com, 1/9/17)
    River Bend Growth Association President Monica Bristow and Alton Mayor Brant Walker acknowledged last week was a difficult business week in the area, but they both see nothing but a bright future ahead economically for the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Projects worth $383 million win preliminary TIF funding from city
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/5/17)
    Four St. Louis-area real estate developments that are combined seeking more than $50 million in public financing to help construct the projects received approval from the city’s Tax Increment Financing Commission on Wednesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    WUSTL Architecture Students Design Welcome for Refugees
    (Construction Forum STL, 1/10/17)
    Washington University architecture students recently offered some visionary approaches to housing and acclimating St. Louis’ arriving refugees. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    In its 100th year, Scott Air Force Base called a ‘home of freedom’
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 1/6/17)
    Scott Air Force Base kicked off its centennial celebration Friday afternoon with Gov. Bruce Rauner declaring 2017 the “Year of Scott Air Base.” >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New strategy spikes numbers at Missouri History Museum
    (KSDK, 1/10/17)
    Route 66, Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, and a major dose of local flavor are three of the many reasons the Missouri History Museum is celebrating record-breaking attendance in recent years. >> CLICK FOR MORE