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A Look Back: Missouri’s Global Leadership In Agtech Attracts Multiple Israeli Companies

12072241204_3fd2d11192_o_editAll month long Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at 31 of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today we are taking a look at Israeli agtech company NRGene, and its plans to open its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

On April 8, NRGene, a leading genomic big data company, announced their plans to establish their US headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri’s Cortex Innovation Community. It was the fourth Israeli company recruited to Missouri since 2014.

“Missouri as the ‘Heartland’ of American agriculture is the natural U.S. home for NRGene,” said Gil Ronen, CEO of NRGene. “Our strong partnership with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center brought us to St. Louis, and GlobalSTL convinced us to stay.”

In Missouri, the future of agtech is happening today. Big data, smart farming, input optimization, precision ag, biologicals, breeding, green chemistry, green pharmaceuticals, intellectual capital, an extensive agtech infrastructure, investors … it’s all growing right here.