• St. Louis Press Pass

    Feb 03, 2017
    Nestlé moves to bring 300 jobs to St. Louis
    (KSDK, 2/1/17)
    Nestlé USA announced a series of moves Wednesday, including centralizing the organization's IT department in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Company moving 90 jobs to Hazelwood from China
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/1/17)
    Scoreboard maker Trans-Lux Corp. is moving 90 jobs to Hazelwood from China, according to a Facebook post from Gov. Eric Greitens. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Business at America’s Center adding millions to St. Louis area economy
    (KTVI, 1/30/17)
    The America’s Center Convention business is providing a big punch for our local economy. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Stadia Ventures Announces Move Into Cortex Innovation District
    (EQ, 1/30/17)
    Stadia Ventures, the two-year-old sports-focused business development firm and accelerator that helps early stage sports startups connect with investors, brands and teams, today announced it is moving its headquarters into the CIC@4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District next month. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    As Adarza scales up, St. Louis hopes for an important win
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/3/17)
    Some companies bloom wherever they happen to be planted; others need to be transplanted to somewhere with the right nutrients. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Life Lessons: Geneoscopy: Inventing a colonoscopy alternative
    (WFMZ, 1/26/17)
    Research shows that colonoscopies save lives, often catching and removing polyps before they can turn into cancer. But as many as one in three adults over 50 skip the screening. However, a 26-year old Washington University of St. Louis med student has designed and produced a non-invasive test for colorectal cancer that she hopes takes away the fear factor. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp nominated for Arcus Award
    (Riverbender.com, 2/2/17)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber has yet again honored Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in its Arcus Awards program. This year, the University’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp is a finalist in the Inclusion and Talent Attraction category. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio
    (EQ, 1/31/17)
    The Yield Lab, the United States’ first food and agriculture technology (AgTech) accelerator, announced today its 2017 cohort. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Old, industrial building in south St. Louis to transform into manufacturing hub, community space
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 1/30/17)
    A building that used to house machines making barber chairs and, later, hats, will someday soon house a variety of small to mid-sized manufacturers looking to “scale up.” The building, located at 2528 Texas Ave. in the Fox Park neighborhood, will contain about 87,000-square-feet of manufacturing space and will be known as Brick City Makes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Study cites economic impact of Lewis and Clark Community College
    (Illinois Business Journal, 2/2017)
    Once again, a recent third party study has shown that Lewis and Clark Community College remains an economic boon to the region, accounting for 4.7 percent of the gross regional product. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLPS Superintendent talks re-accreditation, district's future
    (Inside the Post-Dispatch, 1/30/17)
    Kelvin Adams and Kristen Taketa, Post-Dispatch K-12 education reporter, discuss what regaining accreditation means on the 100th day of school, and what hurdles remain. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Freightway district makes inroads on Merchants Bridge
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/2/17)
    After the U.S. Senate confirmation this week of Elaine Chao as transportation secretary, the St. Louis Regional Freightway is closer to completing the replacement of the 127-year-old Merchants Bridge — a key step in transforming the St. Louis region into a premier freight hub, officials said. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis adopts plan to track energy use in commercial buildings
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/3/17)
    St. Louis’ largest and most energy-intensive buildings will soon have help identifying opportunities for savings after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a bill this week that establishes an energy monitoring, or “benchmarking,” requirement for certain commercial properties. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Two plans to redo the former St. Luke's hospital on Delmar
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/3/17)
    St. Louis development officials are considering two proposals to renovate the former St. Luke’s Hospital on Delmar Boulevard as offices, apartments and stores. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    COCA Announces $27M Expansion, Parking Garage in U-City
    (nextSTL, 1/28/17)
    At its 30th anniversary celebration, the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in University City announced plans for a $27M renovation and expansion to its home at 524 Trinity Avenue. COCA says more than $25M has been raised toward a $40M campaign which includes $13M toward its endowment and reserves. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Group outlines $22.6 million ice rink development in Chesterfield
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/3/17)
    Local developers have released new details of a proposed $22.6 million ice rink facility in Chesterfield. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Five Senate bills on economic development that aren’t right-to-work
    (The Missouri Times, 1/30/17)
    Right-to-work has been the single-most talked about piece of legislation during the legislative session so far, but that is nearing its end. The passage of right-to-work is all but assured; during this week’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, House Speaker Todd Richardson said the bill would reach the desk of Gov. Eric Greitens by the end of the week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    A professional space created for women by women comes to West County
    (St. Louis Magazine, 1/30/17)
    Professional women who run their own businesses or meet in coffee shops will soon have a new stomping ground. On February 9, Rise Collaborative Workspace, a 6,000-square-foot co-working space dedicated to supporting St. Louis’ female entrepreneurs, opens its doors to the public. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Exploring Black History Month in St. Louis
    (The St. Louis American, 1/27/17)
    In the month of February, we invite you to celebrate Black History Month through exploring different points of interest throughout St. Louis which honor the history and achievements of African Americans. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Symphony to celebrate 50 years in Powell Hall with new season
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 2/2/17)
    The St. Louis Symphony will open its 2017-18 season with six Mozart piano concertos featuring Emanuel Ax. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • Welcoming New Jobs and Businesses to St. Louis

    Feb 02, 2017

    As we begin a new month, we want to share some exciting news from the Chamber and our partners.

    Trans-Lux Announcement

    Governor Greitens congratulated LED and lighting supplier Trans-Lux for creating new jobs in our region. Trans-Lux expanded to a refurbished Ford Motor factory in Hazelwood in late 2016.  The Governor offered his ongoing assistance to help Trans-Lux be successful. The Regional Chamber offers our special congratulations to our partners, the State of Missouri, the Missouri Partnership, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis, the City of St. Louis, and the City of Hazelwood, for this win.

    Ameren Tech Partnership with Atomation

    Ameren and Atomation recently announced a pilot project that involves attaching small sensors to utility poles and wirelessly transmitting information about any movement the poles make. This partnership will use these sensors to streamline data from pole inspections, especially after strong winds or storms move through the area.

    Atomation is a tech company based in Israeli and we’re thrilled that it has picked St.  Louis to base its U.S. operations. This movement was made possible by Ameren, Atomation, GlobalSTL, and BioSTL.

    Nestlé USA to Move Headquarters to Virginia

    We also want to extend our robust congratulations to Nestlé USA on its announcement of relocating its IT operations from California to St. Louis. This move will not only create quality, high-paying jobs for our community, it also validates our workforce talent and the ability for companies to relocate their technology and innovation hubs to the area. Nestlé Purina, a Swiss-based company, currently has a large presence and prominent history in the St. Louis region with locations in both downtown St. Louis and Gray’s Summit.

    This announcement continues to place St. Louis as a strong competitor for tech jobs.  In 2015, KPMG relocated hundreds of IT jobs here and last year Cushman & Wakefield announced it was bringing similar jobs to the region.