• For Small Firms, Tax Reform Brings Advocacy Wins With Undefined Benefits

    From AIA:  In December of 2017, the Republican-led Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The sweeping reform bill pledged to ease the tax burden on individuals and corporations, slashing the corporate tax rate...

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  • Wellbridge Plots Move to New Centene Building

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Representatives for Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa have filed for a conditional use permit for its new location in Centene Corp.’s $770 million expansion in downtown Clayton. Documents filed with the city...

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  • Local Ironworkers Help Shift Poplar Street Bridge Nine Feet

    From Labor Tribune:  Members of Ironworkers Local 396 and 392 made history March 31 when they helped pick up and move a 20-million pound section the Poplar Street Bridge nine feet to the south. Crews shifted the...

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  • 5 Important Trends Shaping Today’s Hotel Construction Market

    From Building Design+Construction:  Open throttle.’ That’s how real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle characterizes the global market for hotel deals in 2014. Transaction volume in the sector is predicted to reach nearly $50 billion this year—about 10%...

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  • County and City Bills Aim to Increase Minority- and Women-Owned Contracting

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Developers seeking tax incentives from the city of St. Louis on public projects will soon need to show they’ve met thresholds for participation from minority- and female-owned contractors. The bill, passed by the St....

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  • Missouri Botanical Garden Unveils $8M Renovation of Museum

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  The Missouri Botanical Garden on Sunday opened the doors to the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum, following a nearly $8 million renovation. The museum has been under construction for the past year. The...

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  • Editorial: Minority Inclusion in Public Contracts Helps Level the Playing Field

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  In rapid succession, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and St. Louis County Council recently approved legislation establishing standards for minority participation in local government contracts. The bills’ unanimous approval shows that elected officials...

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  • Ameren Sends Two Local MBE Owners to Executive Program at Dartmouth

    From The St. Louis American:  The executive officers of two St. Louis-area companies have been awarded business-development scholarships from Ameren Corporation to attend the Minority Business Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College...

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  • What to Do With Too Much Water

    From Burns & McDonnell’s BenchMark:  By any measure, 2017 was a catastrophic year for natural disasters. In the U.S., the damage done by hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other severe weather events totaled more than $300 billion, according to...

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  • A Look at St. Louis’ $1 Billion Budget

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The city’s spending plan for the next fiscal year has a $10 million hole. Sales and earnings tax revenues are flat or lagging so far this year, with overall revenue expected to be...

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