St. Louis officials unveil regional export plan

June 28, 2016 Steph Kukuljan St. Louis Business Journal The World Trade Center St. Louis on Tuesday unveiled what officials call the region’s first integrated plan to grow exports and make the St. Louis region a top 10 market nationwide by 2020. The goal, according to the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and its World […]

Yield Lab will run second fund in Ireland

July 15, 2016 By David Nicklaus St. Louis Post-Dispatch Yield Lab, an agribusiness accelerator in Creve Coeur, announced Friday that it will open a second fund in Galway, Ireland. Yield Lab Galway plans to invest in eight to 12 agribusiness startups over the next two years. Each will receive 100,000 euros (about $110,600) and participate […]

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 […]

Sláinte! The U.S. Ambassador to Ireland is back in his native St. Louis and we had a chance to talk

September 24, 2015 By Kelly Moffitt St. Louis Public Radio If you’ve been to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dogtown, or even stepped foot in John D. McGurk’s in Soulard, you probably understand how a town with such Irish heritage as St. Louis could shape a future U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. Kevin O’Malley, the […]

SBA, City agree to boost immigrant entrepreneurship

May 1, 2015 By Wayne Pratt St. Louis Public Radio A new partnership will focus on training and business development in the St. Louis region’s immigrant entrepreneurship community. Mayor Francis Slay and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet have formed a strategic alliance to boost area businesses launched by people born in other countries. […]