WTCA 2018 Trade & Investment Report – Global Connections, Local Growth

June 12, 2018 During this time of geopolitical turmoil, when many national governments are unable or unwilling to advance a positive trade and investment agenda, cities are positioned to lead. This study, conducted in partnership with the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), is a product of original citylevel data analysis1, as well as polling and […]


June 12, 2018 New Artwork Can Be Seen Along Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur Another step in the evolution of the 39 North plant science innovation district took place on Tuesday when new street pole banners were unveiled.  The artwork can be seen on the front side of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center — along Olive Blvd. […]


May 29, 2018 Partnership Connects AgTech Ecosystems in Both Locations Stories/Releases — BioSTL | STL Post-Dispatch | STL Business Journal Economic development leaders from the St. Louis region have signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with counterparts in France.  The agreements are the direct result of relationships that have developed over the last 2 1/2 years between St. Louis leaders, Business […]

Accelerate St. Louis and Export Challange

The Accelerate St. Louis and Export Challenge is exactly what it sounds like — a challenge for the best local startups. The reward: No-strings-attached cash, top-tier professional services, new office space, and an opportunity to compete in front of St. Louis’ startup community. With some of the biggest sponsors and best prize packages, the challenge […]

US Ambassador visits the Portershed

July 21, 2016 Galway Advertiser The Ag Tech seminar was the highlight of a two day visit to Galway by an economic delegation from St. Louis who also visited Galway Technology Center and NUIG. The seminar which was over-subscribed engaged both Ag-Tech academia and industry leaders in lively panel discussions. The visit was part of […]

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 […]

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 […]