St. Louis Region

Homegrown Success: St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear Workshop Opening its First Store in Italy

Italy’s first Build-A-Bear store will be located inside Hamleys, the world’s oldest toy store chain, on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, a well-known historic shopping street in Milan. The store will be ... Read More

Missouri’s High School Apprenticeship Programs Aim to Ready Students for Workforce While Filling Skills Gap

Apprenticeship programs have gained recognition for their effectiveness in bridging the gap between education and the formalized training required for various careers. Many technical jobs in Missouri’s key industries require specialized ... Read More

Missouri Companies Make Inc. 5000 

71 Missouri companies made this year’s Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Landing at number three, Birch Creek Energy from St. Louis is in the top ten. ... Read More

Sustainable Agtech Firm Opens New 48,000-square-foot Manufacturing and R&D Facility in Missouri

Pivot Bio Inc., a California-based agtech firm, is opening a new 48,000-square-foot manufacturing and research & development facility in Hazelwood, Missouri. St. Louis has become a midwest hub for Pivot Bio’s ... Read More

Missouri’s Aerospace Sector Well-Positioned for Success 

Missouri’s rich legacy in manufacturing and military aviation, coupled with emerging advanced manufacturing hubs, positions the state to thrive in the competitive global aerospace and defense market. Its stable business environment, ... Read More

Missouri Company Turns a Weed into Fuel

After nearly a decade of controlled breeding and gene-splicing, an oil-rich plant commonly considered a weed, field pennycress, has been transformed into CoverCress, a source for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation ... Read More

Verde Resources Continues Growth After Missouri Northeast Expansion

Verde Resources, Inc, has announced a partnership with Green Carbon Industries (GCI), securing exclusive biochar asphalt intellectual property rights and forming an official partnership with Puro.Earth for engineered carbon removal.  In ... Read More

First Major Lithium Iron Phosphate Plant in U.S. is Coming to Missouri

ICL Group, a global specialty minerals company, recently broke ground on its new $400 million lithium iron phosphate (LFP) plant, set to create 150 jobs in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company, ... Read More

Geospatial and AgTech Meet in St. Louis

Following the 2018 NGA West announcement, geospatial and agtech companies have flocked to St. Louis, creating a new industry sector at the intersection of Missouri’s already thriving agtech industry and its ... Read More

Missouri’s Aerospace Industry Soars as Boeing Plans $1.8 Billion Expansion

Just as we’re seeing more and more investment by building materials and food production companies in Missouri, Boeing turns our attention back to aerospace with plans for a $1.8 billion project ... Read More