• 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...

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  • Koman Group Plans Bike Route Between Cortex and Grove

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Plans are afoot to connect the Cortex tech district and the Grove entertainment area with a pedestrian and bike corridor along South Sarah Street. Koman Group is leading the project, which — not...

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  • NGA Wants to Shed Low-Profile Image

    From GovTech:  If a conference this week is any indication, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency appears to be making good on statements that it wants to shed the low-profile reputation it has maintained in St. Louis. For the...

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  • Steve Smith Previews $134M City Foundry STL Phase I

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Outside late Thursday (Nov. 3) afternoon, luxury cars were parked cheek-by-jowl in a potholed asphalt parking lot that backed up to a rusting foundry covered with graffiti. Inside, amid...

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  • STL Needs to Lose the “Yes, Buts…”

    by Dick Fleming Chairman & CEO Community Development Ventures, Inc. This morning’s (Oct. 30) St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Business Section carried the welcome positive headline “St. Louis Experiences Job Growth Rivaling the 1990’s.” As CEO of the St. Louis Regional...

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  • St. Louis Construction Leadership Honored

    Saint Louis Construction Cooperative (formerly PRIDE of St. Louis Inc.) has honored a community of entrepreneurial idea generation and enduring leadership in the local construction industry.  The Cortex Innovation Community was awarded the labor-management organization’s 2016 Joe...

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  • Cortex Adds $170M, Includes Hotel, Apartments

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  An Aloft boutique hotel, more than 200 apartments, retailers and additional labs are included in the next development phase at the Cortex technology district. The plans, which will be presented Thursday (Oct. 20)...

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  • Koman Group Buys 3.3 Acres in Cortex Innovation Community

    From nextSTL:  nextSTL has learned urban developer Koman Group has acquired 3.3 acres within the Cortex Innovation Community boundary. The area is the heart of the burgeoning urban development scene in the city. Though a purchase price...

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