• Smart People. Cool Places. The Story of Cortex

    From nineNetwork:  The connotation of “cortex” suggests the complex and magnificent human brain, an apt metaphor for the Center of Research Technology and Entrepreneurial Exchange (Cortex), a new innovation community near the Central West End in St....

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  • Forum Presents Tour of Corridor to STL’s Future

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL During the course of a panel presentation to a packed house Tuesday, a vision of St. Louis was presented that encompassed elements of New York’s High Line, Atlanta’s Ponce...

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  • Construction of MetroLink Station in Cortex Area to Begin Next Month

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Construction of a MetroLink station in the city’s Cortex tech hub will begin next month, officials with the Metro transit system said Thursday. John Nations, president and CEO of the Bi-State Development Agency...

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  • Technology and Innovation in St. Louis Reshape the Workplace

    From REJournals:  The geography of innovation has changed—and St. Louis is leading the way. The Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis is a prime example of an ‘innovation district,’ according to Brookings Institute researchers Bruce Katz and...

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  • Next Forum Program: Four Central Corridor Developers

    The Central Corridor area of the St. Louis region offers a bold new path into the future for the St. Louis region. The area is proving to be a magnet for bright young people and innovation. Four...

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  • CIC Will Open Third Location in Cortex

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The new Cortex building at 4220 Duncan Avenue that will house Microsoft will also be home to a third Cambridge Innovation Center location in the area. The St. Louis Development Corp. approved allocating...

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  • Audio: Dick Fleming on Kicking the Growth Ball Down the Field

    Following the voter defeat of funding for a proposed MLS soccer stadium, former St. Louis Regional Chamber leader Dick Fleming was interviewed by KMOX Radio. Fleming, now CEO of the Cortex-based Community Development Ventures, Inc., sent along...

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  • Tale of Two Cities – A Lesson on Innovation Districts from St. Louis

    From The National Law Review:  Our Urban Doppelganger. There’s a lot of buzz around innovation districts, much of it fed by the Brookings Institution’s extensive research on the movement. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, whose board...

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  • STL Central Corridor Strategy on Target for Region’s Future

    From the Construction Forum STL Blog:  by Dick Fleming, Chairman and CEO of Community Development Ventures, Inc.  St. Louis’ Center City Regeneration Continues: the City’s approval of Tax Increment Finance funding for the City Foundry this week adds...

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  • VIDEO: “Bullish” Steve Smith Presents Central Corridor Update

    On Tuesday (Dec. 13) Lawrence Group CEO Steve Smith told those attending the December PEOPLE gathering that he is “bullish” on the Central Corridor. PEOPLE − an organization created by retired Rhodey Construction VP Ron Unterreiner to bring...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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