Cortex http://news.stlpublicradio.org en At Ikea Groundbreaking, Regional Leaders Hail Swedish Retailer's Economic Promise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ikea-groundbreaking-regional-leaders-hail-swedish-retailers-economic-promise <p class="p1">In many ways, breaking ground on St. Louis's first Ikea store is a lot easier than putting together the Swedish furniture maker's latest bookshelf. For&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Francis Slay, he just needed a shovel and speech.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Fortunately for a groundbreaking, you don’t need an Allen wrench or instructions,” Slay quipped.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:24:18 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37474 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org At Ikea Groundbreaking, Regional Leaders Hail Swedish Retailer's Economic Promise How Did The Danforth Plant Science Center Attract European Seed Company KWS To St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-did-danforth-plant-science-center-attract-european-seed-company-kws-st-louis <p>Out of all possible locations in the United States, German seed company KWS chose St. Louis as the site of its North American headquarters. What made St. Louis stand out from the rest?</p><p>According to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center President James Carrington and COO Sam Fiorello, KWS was attracted to the St. Louis region because of its community spirit and because of the world-class research facilities available at the Bio-Research &amp; Development Growth Park (BRDG Park) on the Danforth Center campus.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:24:42 +0000 Camille Phillips 37345 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Did The Danforth Plant Science Center Attract European Seed Company KWS To St. Louis? Cambridge Innovation Center Is Starting Bigger (And Sooner) In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cambridge-innovation-center-starting-bigger-and-sooner-st-louis <p>The expansion of the Cambridge Innovation Center to St. Louis is taking on bigger dimensions than originally planned.</p><p>CIC is well known for providing space and services to startups in the Boston area. It's attracted hundreds of startups and established tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook since its founding by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:24:38 +0000 Maria Altman 36908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cambridge Innovation Center Is Starting Bigger (And Sooner) In St. Louis Report On Rise Of Innovation Districts Highlights St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-rise-innovation-districts-highlights-st-louis <p>A new report out released Monday by the Brookings Institution on "innovation districts" prominently features St. Louis' Cortex.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 36788 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report On Rise Of Innovation Districts Highlights St. Louis Boeing’s Ventures Moving To Cortex http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-s-ventures-moving-cortex <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boeing Defense, Space &amp; Security's start-up arm, Ventures, is moving</span>&nbsp;to Cortex, the innovation and technology district in the Central West End.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We’re really looking forward to being part of the St. Louis’ rapidly growing hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, start-ups, and technology research," said Ventures' Vice President Tim </span>Noonan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:38:01 +0000 Maria Altman 35472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing’s Ventures Moving To Cortex McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blasts-wild-west-approach-missouri-politics <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., contends that Missouri’s “Wild West” approach to politics — which imposes no restrictions on campaign donations or lobbyists — is partly to blame for her party’s lack of a candidate for state auditor this fall.</p><p>But the senator also asserts that the current state of affairs for Missouri campaigns isn’t good for anyone or any political party, calling it “bizarre and, frankly, not good for our government.”</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:21:52 +0000 Jo Mannies 35329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics Study Examines Possibility Of A Midtown MetroLink Station http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-examines-possibility-midtown-metrolink-station <p><strong>(Updated at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday)</strong></p><p>A pro-transit organization released a study today that could lead to a new MetroLink station in St. Louis’ central corridor.&nbsp;</p><p>A study by Citizens for Modern Transit examined the costs and viability of building a MetroLink station between Sarah and Boyle in Midtown. The station would be located close to CORTEX, a fast-growing bioscience and technology hub. And it would also be close to where furniture retailer Ikea is expected to set up shop in 2015.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34761 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study Examines Possibility Of A Midtown MetroLink Station TechShop Looking For Members In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/techshop-looking-members-st-louis <p>TechShop, a do-it-yourself industrial workshop, based in seven cities made its pitch Thursday to expand into St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 200 people attended the TechShop's presentation. The company provides</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> industrial equipment and classes for amateur and professional inventors. It is hoping</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to open a location in Cortex, St. Louis’ technology district.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:22:21 +0000 Maria Altman 34063 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org TechShop Looking For Members In St. Louis St. Louis Looks To Land TechShop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-looks-land-techshop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have</span>&nbsp;an idea but no tools to develop it?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There may soon be a place in St. Louis where entrepreneurs and hobbyists can turn their plans into reality.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">TechShop, a company already in seven U.S. cities, provides space, industrial equipment and classes for both amateur and professional inventors.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CEO Mark Hatch said St. Louis has the right elements for the company, including a robust start-up scene.</span></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:35:17 +0000 Maria Altman 33540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Looks To Land TechShop Part One: Starting Something In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/part-one-starting-something-st-louis <p>Earlier this month, business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-investments-st-louis-tech-startups-nearly-doubled-2012">announced</a> a new effort to support entrepreneurs and startup companies in the St. Louis region.&nbsp; The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:24:39 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27564 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Part One: Starting Something In St. Louis