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Missouri Wins 2018: Agtech Company Establishes North American HQ In St. Louis

All month long Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year, and today we are taking a look back at Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTCs) expansion with its new North American research headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

In May, CTC, the world’s largest sugarcane technology company, headquartered in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil announced that following a nationwide search, the company has selected St. Louis, Missouri for its North American research headquarters. The newly formed subsidiary of CTC, CTC Genomics, will be temporarily located at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center while their permanent space at the Bio Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park is built.

“After visiting multiple sites, our encounter with St. Louis was the perfect environment to attract talent, and access unique infrastructures and transformation expertise for our bold start in the U.S.,” said Diego Henrique Souza Ferres, Head of R&D. “CTC Genomics will advance techniques to develop sugar cane and accelerate development and yield gains over time.

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