On CityLab: “Downtown St. Louis Is Rising; Black St. Louis Is Being Razed”

"Imagine if the city had secured a fund from Dorsey and Pulte to create micro-grants for small business startups—or home repair dollars—in the same north city neighborhood. Imagine if St. Louis and Detroit counted progress in some other way than number of vacant buildings demolished and number of downtown jobs added this year."

On St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jack Dorsey Funds New Non-Profit to Reduce Vacant Buildings in...

St. Louis native Dorsey and philanthropist Pulte visit north St. Louis to launch new blight nonprofit.
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Cortex Expands with Re-invention of Historic 4340 Duncan Building

The $44 million, 15-month renovation of 4340 Duncan in the Cortex Innovation District is nearly complete, and demonstrates the connection, collaboration and community partnership...

Connecting St. Louis’ Gigabyte Corridor to Central Business District Shows Placemaking Potential

Completed Ballpark Village could serve as a "Perfectly Centered"​ CBD anchor for a connected set of St. Louis center City districts.
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How Relocating to T-Rex Brought Engility Closer to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Given the early success of T-REX for Engility and NGA, I think the venerable tyrannosaur may be my new personal spirit animal.

Innovation and the Socio-Economic Benefits of a Connected Green City

According to a wealth of studies, the benefits of green spaces to Cities and their residents abound. Green spaces increase economic development and property...

PGAV Eager to Re-Brand the City with Transformational Spaces

In the newly renovated offices of PGAV Destinations, Mike Konzen, the firm’s principal and chair, explained to me his concept of a St. Louis...

St. Louis Has An Incubator For Performing Arts: The .Zack

Using a model pioneered by the tech industry, Kranzberg Arts Foundation's .Zack seeks to incubate performing arts and raise the bar for theater and dance in St. Louis.

St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A...

A report from the Brookings Institution looks at regional economic strategies surrounding industry clusters, and highlights the work of BioSTL, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, as examples of organizations that are currently getting it right.

The St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation Envisions An Innovation Corridor Stretching From Cortex to...

Quasi-public agencies like the St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation made up of SLU and SSM bring community development, corporate partnership, real estate activity, and academic rigor to the City's economic development plans.

Cortex Innovation Community Celebrate Aloft Hotel Groundbreaking

The innovation district has long planned a hotel and entertainment space along side its labs, co-working and restaurants.

Redeveloped Downtown St. Louis Garment District Aims to “Turn Young Fashion Designers Into Successful...

Fashion Designers have a future home in the planned redevelopment of St. Louis' historic Garment District.

T-Rex and Cortex’s Dennis Lower Honored At 2018’s What’s Right With The Region Awards

The What's Right with the Region Awards celebrates businesses and organizations that often toil in obscurity but nonetheless provide essential services to better their community.

$50 Million Investment in St Louis from Microsoft Follows Opening of New Building at...

CIC nearly doubles St. Louis footprint in 4220, Microsoft opens new regional headquarters and technology hub in St. Louis.

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Closes $58 Million Equity Investment from HB Reavis

CIC Partners with HB Reavis, a leading innovative workplace provider in Europe, to launch an "Innovation Campus" in Warsaw, Poland.
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Downtown St. Louis Garment District Continues to Grow with Search for New Placemaking Services

Significant investments in Downtown St. Louis over the last two decades have transformed former desolate areas like Washington Avenue into a thriving dining and entertainment destination. Now, In order to leverage opportunities for continued growth of the district, Downtown STL, Inc., in partnership with the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and others, is seeking proposals for placemaking services for the Historic Garment District in Downtown St. Louis.

39 North Innovation District Promises Continued Investment in St. Louis’ AgTech Sector

39 North is a 10-year effort to transform a 600-acre area in Creve Coeur into a new agriculture technology innovation district. Here's how the development came to be and an update on the project.
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Ginger Imster on Diversity in Tech, Making St. Louis a Startup Magnet & Upcoming...

Imster has been tasked with promoting our region to startups in the US and around the world. We sat down with her to catch up on the Partnership's upcoming initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Cortex Looks Ahead: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 4, 2017 and Beyond

An update on Cortex's latest phase of development–and what's to come after that.
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Cortex Shifts Focus: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 3, 2010-2016

The moment in the story where everything changes: Cortex becomes a mixed-use district for innovators of all stripes.
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The Creation of Cortex: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 2, 2002-2009

Chapter two in a series on Cortex's development from a fledgling nonprofit to nationally known innovation district.
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A Core Commitment: What’s Next for the Downtown St. Louis Innovation District

St. Louis has begun to make a name for itself in the world of high-tech and IT entrepreneurs. Here's the latest on the role Downtown St. Louis plays in propelling our city's innovation community forward.
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Pushup Social Moves To CIC St. Louis As Lab 1500 Closes

Lab1500 co-founders Dan Lohman and Jan Andersen are shifting concentration to their growing tech company, Pushup Social, and are moving to CIC.
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Downtown STL’s New President And CEO Missy Kelley On What Downtown Needs Now

Melissa “Missy” Kelley, a longtime local business, marketing and communications leader and executive was promoted to President and CEO of Downtown STL, Inc. (DSI), and...

What It Means To Build An Innovation District

With more attention being drawn to the innovation district concept—where our own Cortex is leading the way, as shown in Brookings' June 2015 update on their annual innovation report—we sat down with Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower to learn more about what it means to bring this kind of asset to our community.

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