Category Archives: WTCSTL News

When St. Louis Innovators Go To Ireland And France: What Happened And What’s Next

July 27, 2016 EQ Magazine By Kelly Hamilton Thirty St. Louis innovation leaders, including representatives from St. Louis economic development agencies, elected officials, entrepreneur support organizations, startup companies and multi-national corporations, wrapped a six-day delegation to Ireland and France last weekend. I was fortunate enough to join the delegation. As a storyteller in our city’s […]

St. Louis Startups And Innovation Leaders Join Delegation To Ireland And France

June 30, 2016 EQ Magazine By Kelly Hamilton Last summer, a group of 23 business and civic leaders traveled to Ireland on a trade delegation. It was upon the invitation of US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, a St. Louisan who practiced law at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale prior to his appointment. Over the course […]

Yield Lab Expanding to Europe

July 15, 2016 St. Louis Business Journal By Brian Feldt The Yield Lab, a St. Louis-based agtech accelerator that launched in 2014, plans to launch a new location in Galway, Ireland. The Yield Lab is led by former Novus International CEO Thad Simons and financially backed by Cultivation Capital. The expansion was announced Friday while […]

Regional officials unveil St. Louis export initiative

June 28, 2016 By Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch Amidst the backdrop of flattening global trade growth, Brexit and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s threats to scrap international trade deals, area leaders on Tuesday unveiled a new plan to grow the St. Louis region’s exports. Yes, things have looked better for global trade. But it’s […]

World Trade Center Announces Export Plan & $125,000 In Additional Accelerate St. Louis Grants

June 28, 2016 By EQ Staff EQ Magazine Today, World Trade Center St. Louis is releasing a regional export plan that assesses the current export climate of St. Louis, sets goals for increasing exports and lays out a detailed implementation plan that local business, civic and government leaders will follow to promote St. Louis’ growth. […]

Business Calendar

June 24, 2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch EXPORT PLAN • The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and its World Trade Center St. Louis team celebrate the launch of the region’s first integrated export plan, the Global Cities Initiative. • 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Frick Forum, Knight Hall, Washington University, Throop Drive and Snow Way. • Free. Register: […]

America’s Central Port and St. Louis’ freight district: Economic boons you didn’t realize were there

December 2, 2015 By Kelly Moffitt St. Louis Public Radio The forecast for 2016 in Madison County and the St. Louis region’s newly-created freight district includes 9,600 feet of rail track, 1 million cubic yards of dirt and 8,000 cubic yards of concrete — and the sound of barge horns. The South Harbor at America’s […]