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New Boeing $1.8B Expansion Project Creating 500 Jobs

2 days 7 hours ago

This article originally ran in The St. Louis Business Journal on April 17, 2024. Boeing in July 2023 proposed a $1.8 billion expansion project that would create 500 jobs. The massive investment is partially contingent on Boeing winning Pentagon contracts for the next generation of fighter jet and potentially thousands of autonomous wingmen drones, as well as other military programs. […]

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Jasmine Thomas

Exciting Groundbreaking for MoDots $246M I-55 Expansion

1 month 1 week ago

This article originally ran on FoxNews on March 8, 2024. Interstate 55 is one of the busiest interstates in Missouri, with more than 70,000 drivers using the highway every day. The morning rush hour along northbound I-55 in the morning and the southbound evening commute has left the highway congested for drivers. In Jefferson County yesterday, MoDOT and county leaders […]

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Jasmine Thomas

Priority Projects: Missouri and Illinois Revamp the 70s Corridor

1 month 2 weeks ago

By Mary Lamie Many aging interstates and bridges running through the bi-state St. Louis region are getting an overhaul, thanks to continued investment along a 70-mile transportation corridor running from Foristell in southeast Missouri to Marine in southwestern Illinois. Dubbed the “70s corridor,” it encompasses Interstate 70 and portions of Interstates 170, 270 and 370. These roadways are well-traveled by […]

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Jerry Vallely

Intermodal Port Site in Herculaneum Attracting Businesses Interested in International Commerce

1 month 2 weeks ago

The St. Louis Regional Freightway calls a 300-acre Port District zoned property along the Mississippi River in Herculaneum, Missouri, a unique and unprecedented opportunity for intermodal development, citing the location’s more than two miles of river frontage, 200-acre buffer, 30,000 linear feet of Class I rail and access to Interstate 55. The site recently received Port District zoning making way […]

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Jerry Vallely

Illinois Named the #1 Leader for Workforce Development

1 month 3 weeks ago

This article originally ran on Illinois Business Journal on February 11, 2024. For the second consecutive year, Illinois has been named the number one leader for workforce development in the Midwest region. The top ranking highlights the State of Illinois’ commitment to expanding access to innovative workforce programs and making critical investments through legislation and programming to reduce barriers to […]

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Jasmine Thomas

Funding Opportunity: Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)

2 months 1 week ago

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Maritime Administration have announced the availability of $450 million for Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grants for fiscal year 2024. The PIDP is a discretionary grant program administered by the Maritime Administration, with funds awarded on a competitive basis to projects that improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of […]

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Jerry Vallely

St. Louis region remains home to the nation’s most efficient inland port

2 months 2 weeks ago

This article originally ran in American Journal of Transportation on January 25, 2024.  The latest data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reveals the ports in the St. Louis metropolitan area collectively remained the most efficient inland port district in the nation in terms of tons moved per river mile in 2021, the most recent year for which […]

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Jerry Vallely

Growing the Aviation and Aerospace Talent Pipeline in St. Louis

2 months 2 weeks ago

Workforce development is a top priority for the St. Louis region’s airports and aerospace and aviation companies. As businesses like The Boeing Company, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and West Star Aviation continue to grow in the St. Louis area and regional airports continue to expand operations, skilled employees will be needed to fill open positions. Industry leaders are focused on growing […]

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Jerry Vallely

Wieland North America Announces Plans To Invest $500 Million To Modernize East Alton Facility

3 months ago

Wieland Group has announced on Wednesday plans for a $500 million capital investment plan to “re-equip, expand, and modernize its facility in East Alton.” Wieland announced at the event that it will invest $500 million in modernizing its East Alton facility – one of six across Illinois. The investment, which retains 800 jobs across the state, will enable the company […]

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Jasmine Thomas

St. Louis Region’s Aerospace and Aviation Ecosystem a Mecca for Investments

3 months ago

For decades, the St. Louis bi-state region has been known for its aviation innovation and production, and expansion projects currently underway demonstrate that aviation and aerospace industries are not slowing down anytime soon. The St. Louis area is home to 49 aerospace manufacturing businesses that collectively account for nearly 17,300 employees, and that number is expected to grow by nearly […]

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Jasmine Thomas

St. Louis Region’s Airports Primed for Growth

3 months 1 week ago

Directors from the five busiest airports in the St. Louis region recently revealed that billions of dollars in investments are being made at their respective airports, helping to strengthen St. Louis’ aviation presence. These investments include recently completed projects and those currently in the works. The five airports include St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Spirit of St. Louis Airport […]

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Jasmine Thomas

2023 Milestones: St. Louis Region Advances as a Global Freight Hub

3 months 3 weeks ago

In a year marked with continuous supply chain disruptions, the St. Louis region achieved unprecedented collaboration and infrastructure advancements in 2023, reinforcing its role as a key player in the national and global freight network. The St. Louis Regional Freightway compiled a summary of some of the most significant developments that occurred in 2023 that either enhanced the region’s freight […]

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Jerry Vallely

NewLeaf Symbiotics Closes $45M in Funding for Expansion in St. Louis

4 months ago

This article originally ran on St. Louis Business Journal on December 19, 2023. Creve Coeur agriculture technology startup NewLeaf Symbiotics, which has developed products to boost crop growth, has raised $45 million from investors to pursue expansion. This round was led by new investor GullspĂĄng Re:food and followed by Otter Capital Partners LP, S2G Ventures, Leaps by Bayer and others. NewLeaf […]

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Jasmine Thomas

Developer Acquires Properties and Sets Target Construction Date for $1.2B Downtown Project

4 months ago

This article originally ran on St. Louis Business Journal on December 14, 2023. The developer of a planned new $1.2 billion construction innovation district in St. Louis has purchased a significant number of the properties required for its first phase and set a target date for the start of construction, while working to finalize plans with an anchor tenant. Good […]

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Jasmine Thomas

$278M Overhaul of I-270 in North St. Louis County Almost Done

4 months 1 week ago

This article originally ran on St. Louis Post Dispatch on December 12, 2023. After more than three years of construction work, the long-awaited overhaul of a heavily traveled stretch of Interstate 270 in North County is just about finished. Gov. Mike Parson and other speakers are scheduled to join Missouri Department of Transportation officials at a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday morning […]

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Jasmine Thomas

Corza Medical, Surgical Technology Manufacturer Opens Facility in Fenton

4 months 1 week ago

This article originally ran on St. Louis Business Journal on December 4, 2023. Surgical technology manufacturer Corza Medical has opened a multimillion-dollar facility in Fenton. Corza Medical opened its Ophthalmology Center of Technology and Innovation at 1317 Horan Drive to help advance the development of next-generation devices for ophthalmic surgeries and other eye treatments, officials said. The 30,000-square-foot facility will […]

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Jasmine Thomas

Sam’s Club to Open New Distribution Center in Edwardsville

4 months 1 week ago

This article originally ran on St. Louis Business Journal on December 1, 2023. Warehouse retailer Sam’s Club is opening two new distribution centers in the Midwest next year, one of which will be in the St. Louis area. Sam’s Club is preparing for a 370,000-square-foot facility in the 5700 block of Inner Park Drive in Edwardsville. Officials say it will […]

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Jasmine Thomas

Regional Business Leaders Promise a New Era of Manufacturing in St. Louis

4 months 2 weeks ago

This article originally ran on St. Louis Post Distpatch on December 1, 2023. On Tuesday morning, a former Boeing CEO took the stage before a crowd of Missouri’s political and business leaders and offered a bold prediction: After decades of losses in manufacturing, the sector is poised for a turnaround in St. Louis. Dennis Muilenburg, the former Boeing CEO who […]

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Jasmine Thomas