• St. Louis Press Pass

    Nov 18, 2016
    Boeing in St. Louis adding 500 jobs
    (KSDK, 11/15/16)
    Boeing announced Tuesday it is bringing an additional 500 jobs to the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Charter to hire 100 for Northwest Plaza operations center
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/14/16)
    Charter Communications officials say they plan to hire 100 inbound sales representatives for its St. Ann customer operations center in the old Northwest Plaza facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Missouri Employment Reaches All-Time High
    (CBS St. Louis, 11/16/16)
    Missouri’s employment has reached an all-time high. Unemployment also dropped slightly from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Regional Chamber CEO: Slow growth is not our destiny
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/17/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber appreciates the American City Business Journals focusing our attention on our region’s slow growth in the last 15 years. We have to take that look in the rear view mirror, but it doesn’t have to be our destiny for the next 25. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prospective St. Louis MLS expansion team names ownership group
    (Sports Illustrated, 11/17/16)
    Considered an MLS expansion favorite for some time, St. Louis took a significant step forward Thursday evening with the unveiling of an ownership group that plans to launch a club in the the River City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Accelerate St. Louis Awards $120,000 In Prizes At Startup Connection 2016
    (EQ, 11/16/16)
    A total of $120,000 in cash was awarded at tonight’s Startup Connection, the largest annual event for the startup community that draws over 1,200 people. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Startup community in St. Louis is ‘collaborative’ and ‘connected’
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/14/16)
    If you’ve heard St. Louis referred to as hub for entrepreneurship and want to find out more for yourself, this is a good week to do it. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Startup business roadshow takes local entrepreneurs to Boston
    (KTVI, 11/15/16)
    As the St. Louis startup scene grows, city leaders and businesses are helping with expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    These Midwest towns are starting to rival Silicon Valley
    (CNBC, 11/11/16)
    The frustrations evident in the 2016 presidential campaign season were largely fueled by an economy that is leaving too many Americans without employment or sufficient income. And the election was sadly short on real solutions. So what can we do about that? >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Clayton Board of Aldermen approve tax abatement for Centene
    (KTRS, 11/16/16)
    The Clayton Board of Aldermen has approved a tax abatement agreement with Centene. The agreement between the Medicaid managed care company and Clayton, knocks 40 percent off real property taxes on the new buildings planned along Forsyth Boulevard in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Davidson Surface/Air plans new $30 million HQ
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/15/16)
    Davidson Surface/Air, a Hazelwood-based company providing shipping, warehousing and inventory control services, plans to build a new $30 million headquarters facility near the intersection of Earth City Expressway and Route 370 in Bridgeton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLU jumps Washington U in ranking of entrepreneurial grad programs
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/15/16)
    The Princeton Review has rated Saint Louis University as 18th best graduate program when it comes to entrepreneurship. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nontraditional student brings community back to SIUE
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 11/15/16)
    LaShaunda Jordan isn’t waiting for graduation before she launches her career and gives back to the community in the process. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Jefferson Arms: What it looks like now and what it could look like after a $104 million rehab
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/17/16)
    Alterra International founder and President Mike Sarimsakci likened his planned $103.7 million redevelopment of the Jefferson Arms building in downtown St. Louis to the restoration of a classic sports car. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLU’s 395-Acre Redevelopment Plan: Pevely Goes, Desloge Stays, Much More Coming
    (nextSTL, 11/15/16)
    The redevelopment plan focuses on creating connections between the SLU Frost Campus north of Interstate 64, the medical campus south of I-64, and the development of north and south gateways for the area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Craft brewery, hotel, offices planned for area near Midtown Armory
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
    A craft brewery, rooftop bar, hotel and “next generation” office space would transform the old Armory from one of the most visibly blighted areas in St. Louis’ central corridor into an entertainment and employment complex. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    RBC closes Reinvest North County Fund with nearly $1M raised and invested in 55 small businesses, four school districts
    (The St. Louis American, 11/16/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Business Council closed its Reinvest North County Fund with a public event at Centene’s Ferguson Service Center on Wednesday, November 16. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Three Metro East Green Cities Challenge participants demonstrate sustainable achievements
    (Riverbender.com, 11/15/16)
    As the St. Louis Green Business Challenge winds down for 2016, municipalities are celebrating their successes as participants in the Green Cities Challenge, with the hopes that other municipalities will follow their examples. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Mixed-use project proposed for Delmar Loop
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
    A nearly $26 million, three-story building of offices and shops might replace a gas station in the Delmar Loop on the St. Louis and University City border. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Fairview Heights recreation center looking for a home on city’s west side
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 11/14/16)
    A recreation complex that Fairview Heights officials hope will be a gathering spot for all in the city soon will have a home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis County will ask voters for sales tax increase to fund public safety
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/16)
    St. Louis County voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase, expected to create $80 million for law enforcement upgrades for the county and its many municipalities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Eigel poised to become strong business advocate in the Senate
    (The Missouri Times, 11/15/16)
    The Missouri General Assembly has always been strongly represented in the chamber by senators and representatives with strong ties and connections to the business communities in the St. Louis area. Who will be their voice now? >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Pride St. Louis to open new LGBT Center
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 11/14/16)
    Pride St. Louis will open a new LGBT Community Center in its office building at 3738 Chouteau Ave., near Grand Boulevard. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis ArtWorks Will Get a Huge National Award Today from Michelle Obama
    (Rivefront Times, 11/15/16)
    St. Louis ArtWorks, a local arts program that provides life and job skills for underserved youth, is receiving the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award today — from none other than First Lady Michelle Obama. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    What Happens When Your Hometown Becomes a National Park?
    (National Geographic, 10/5/16)
    Nobody knows how many people are buried in the old cemetery here. Estimates go as high as 5,000—more than the city’s current population. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    A Postcard from the Field: Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
    (NBC Dateline, 11/17/16)
    While on our travels for Friday's report 'Stranger Than Fiction,' we found an excuse to indulge our sweet tooth at a place voted one of the best ice cream stores in the world. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Nov 11, 2016
    Republicans ride historic night in Missouri election
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/9/16)
    Republicans pulled off a clean sweep of Missouri's top offices on Election Day, giving the party an unprecedented level of dominance in the former bellwether state. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Illinois sends Duckworth to Senate, re-elects Bost, Davis
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/9/16)
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a disabled combat veteran in the vanguard of the Democrats’ push for the U.S. Senate, on Tuesday defeated incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk, who had won President Barack Obama’s former seat during the Republican surge of 2010. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Guide To Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016
    (EQ, 11/10/16)
    It’s back: Each November, people in 160 countries around the world organize a calendar of events and competitions to inspire entrepreneurship. Powered by the Kaufmann Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 happens November 14-20. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New accelerator program aims to grow exports by St. Louis startups
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/11/16)
    Add another business competition to the likes of GlobalHack, Accelerate St. Louis and Arch Grants. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Junior Code Academy is 2016 Metro East Startup Challenge winner
    (Riverbender.com, 11/4/16)
    Junior Code Academy (JCA) grabbed this year’s top cash prize of $10,000 in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Startup Challenge (MESC). The regional business plan competition for entrepreneurs and startups announced its three cash prize winners today. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prosper achieves three-peat in SBA accelerator competition
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/4/16)
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs has won a $50,000 accelerator grant from the Small Business Administration for the third straight year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    On Common Ground
    (EQ, 11/7/16)
    What happens when a delegation made up of thirty St. Louis innovation community leaders goes to Ireland and France–and returns inspired to foster deeper connections on both sides. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Fed economist: Startups could fuel economic growth
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/10/16)
    Kevin Kliesen, a business economist and research officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said the number of startups growing in St. Louis could fuel future economic growth in the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    French firm ups St. Louis presence following Mallinckrodt deal
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/8/16)
    In the 12 months since French company Guerbet Group acquired Mallinckrodt PLC’s contrast media and delivery systems business, the company has nearly doubled its number of employees in the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    BioSTL officials working to bring international business to St. Louis
    (KTVI, 11/7/16)
    The National Ploughing Championships is an enormous event held this year in the town of Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Versatile field phenotyping developed to benefit farmers
    (Science Daily, 11/1/16)
    Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science, are leveraging expertise in crop phenotyping with the development of the PheNode, a 'smart', farm-ready, solar-powered environmental sensor and phenotyping station for crops. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Annual report card for Missouri schools shows improvement
    (KMOV, 11/7/16)
    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its Annual Performance Reports (APR) Monday that shows all Missouri schools have done well enough to qualify for a provisional seal of approval. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    $170 million Cortex development to include innovation hall
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/9/16)
    The planned $170 million phase three of Cortex, which will be anchored by a hotel, apartment tower and a Class A tech office building, will also include an innovation hall.. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Metro St. Louis Preps for Largest Shopping Center in Years
    (Commercial Property Executive , 11/7/16)
    There’s something big coming to suburban St. Louis, and GBT Realty Corp. is behind it. The commercial development company just completed the acquisition of a 28-acre site in St. Peters, Mo., paving the way for construction of the 270,000-square-foot The Shoppes at Mid Rivers, the largest retail development to sprout up in the St. Louis MSA since 2008. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Initial Approval Given for Marriott Hotel, Retail at Hanley/40 in Richmond Heights
    (nextSTL, 11/8/16)
    A Courtyard Marriott Hotel, retail, and restaurants appear planned for the corner of Hanley Road and I-64/Highway 40. The more than 6-acre site would be accessed from Dale Avenue adjacent to The Heights recreation center and feature a five-story, 140-room hotel and 16,000sf of retail space titled The Crossing at Richmond Heights. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Scott welcomes new Honorary Commanders
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 11/10/16)
    Thirty-six regional civic leaders were inducted into the Honorary Commanders Program at Scott on Nov. 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New Americans, New Opportunities
    (The Huffington Post, 11/8/16)
    Recently, Robert J. Samuelson of the Washington Post argued that our conversation about immigration is misguided: we spend all our energy focused on the approximately 11 million undocumented people in the United States when we should really focus on the estimated 31 million immigrants who are here legally and the roughly 1 million who gain legal entry every year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    NMTCs Transform Center of Ferguson, Mo., Protests into Empowerment Center
    (Novogradac, 11/8/16)
    A burned-out convenience store that was the epicenter of 2014 racial protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo., will become a community-focused “empowerment center,” thanks to the infusion of new markets tax credit (NMTC) equity. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Furniture Company Owner Hopes to Give Ex-Felons a New Lease on Life With its Rise Collection
    (St. Louis Magazine, 11/4/16)
    Local furniture company Anew Nature does more than just repurpose old furniture. Owners Robert and Erica Karleskint are on a mission to give a second chance to marginalized men in the St. Louis area, and they hope to use a new Kickstarter campaign to provide even more opportunities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    COGIC projected to inject $30M into STL with 109th Holy Convocation
    (The St. Louis American, 11/8/16)
    The Church of God in Christ’s 109th Holy Convocation projected to make over $30 million economic impact to St. Louis metro area. This gathering of more than 40,000 attendees, scheduled for November 7-13 at the America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis, is one of the city’s largest conventions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Blackhawks and Blues unveil throwback Winter Classic uniforms
    (FOX Sports, 11/9/16)
    The NHL's outdoor games are becoming less and less of a rarity these days, but fans typically enjoy tuning in to get a glimpse of the breathtaking outdoor settings and the oft-gorgeous jerseys created for the events. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Fur real: Cat cafe to open this weekend
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 11/9/16)
    Those of a certain feline purrsuasion will now have a special place to gather when Mauhaus Cat Cafe opens Saturday in Maplewood. >> CLICK FOR MORE