As 2021 draws to a close, Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today, we are looking at Gateway Studios’ investment in Chesterfield, Missouri.
In June, Gateway Studios & Production Services (GSPS) announced the planned construction of the largest entertainment manufacturing, production services and rehearsal facility of its kind in the U.S.
“We are excited to welcome Gateway Studios and the music and film manufacturing industry to Missouri,” Governor Mike Parson said. “We know Missouri’s central location will be an asset for Gateway Studios and its globally featured products. These 100 new music and film jobs will help expand the skillset of our workforce as we continue our efforts to prepare Missourians for the jobs of tomorrow.”
The 32-acre, $150 million Gateway Studios development will include a 330,000-square-foot complex, employ more than 100 highly skilled music and film manufacturing and production professionals, and see the manufacturing, building, testing and launching of globally touring musical acts and movies.
“This is a game-changer for the live event and production industry,” said Trey Kerr, Gateway’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are adding capacity and additional services, while creating hundreds of jobs for an industry that has largely been on pause for more than a year. We have an extraordinary senior leadership team with more than 100 years of experience in live touring production. GSPS offers audio, lighting, video production services, and live event management. This is a facility that could only have been built from the ground up, designed and planned by industry professionals, so complete that it is without compromise.”
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