Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kraft plans $114 million Columbia expansion

Kraft Foods is seeking a 75 percent property tax break for 10 years on a planned $114 million investment in equipment and infrastructure at its Columbia plant. The Columbia Board of ... Read More

Global building material manufacturer to open a facility in Joplin, Gov. Nixon announces

JOPLIN, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined local leaders and company executives from Ohio-based Owens Corning to announce the company’s plan to open a manufacturing facility in Joplin. The nearly ... Read More

Cities Where Millennials Can Afford to Pay Rent

Dear young people who are deep in the struggle of life as adults: would you like to pay a little less to sleep in your bed at night? If your answer ... Read More

Missouri company named one of the 50 smartest by MIT

  SunEdison, the renewable energy developer based in Maryland Heights, was tabbed one of the smartest companies in 2015, coming in at the No. 6 spot, via MIT Technology Review’s annual ranking. To make the list, MIT stated that “a company ... Read More

Growing investment firm enters the St. Louis market

Rapidly expanding Mariner Wealth Advisors has opened an office in St. Louis led by three former Moneta Group partners. The firm, based in Kansas City, has recruited Patrick Howley, Betsy Dow and Matt Fisher, who jointly manage $460 ... Read More

Monsanto gives Wash U STEM initiative $2.2 million

The Monsanto Fund has given Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership a $2.2 million grant to help better teach students in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Washington University will use that money ... Read More

Two Missouri companies nationally recognized for having incredible employee perks

Two Missouri companies rank among the top 14 globally for employee perks according to, which tracks pay and benefits. Kansas City-based Hallmark is ranked at No. 9, and St. Louis-based ... Read More

Two Missouri cities rank high for recreation

St. Louis and Kansas City both ranked highly on WalletHub’s 2015 list of the best and worst cities for recreation. St. Louis ranked at No. 8 overall, earning the No. 4 ... Read More

BioSTL welcomes Forrest Innovations to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – July 16, 2015 – BioSTL hosted a welcome reception for Israeli agtech company Forrest Innovations at the Bio Research & Development (BRDG) Park at the Danforth Plant Science ... Read More

Missouri ranks 28th for total venture capital investment in Q2

Venture capitalists poured $35.9 million into Missouri companies in the second quarter this year, up from just $8.6 million invested last quarter but down from $78.4 million invested in Missouri companies ... Read More