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  • Former Western Specialty Contractors COO Jim Rechtin, Sr. Passes Away

    It is with a heavy heart that Western Specialty Contractors announces the passing of former Chief Operating Officer Jim Rechtin, Sr. on Sept. 17 following a battle with cancer. Rechtin officially retired from Western on Jan. 1,...

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  • M Property Services, NorthSide Regeneration Challenge St. Louis City High School Students to Design for Autonomous Vehicle

    For the past five years, M Property Services, LLC, along with NorthSide Regeneration, has sponsored a Project Design Challenge to expose St. Louis area youth to the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning and construction. In 2018,...

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  • The Economic Forecast: It’s Looking Good

    From Advantage News:  It seems these days around the Riverbend, if there is a discussion about the local economy and projected or potential growth, people want to know. The lunch meeting hosted by the RiverBend Growth Association...

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  • Tax Breaks for Luxury Towers Spur Redevelopment, and Backlash

    From NY Times:  Twenty years ago, it was unimaginable that a new residential high-rise would ever adorn the modest skyline of downtown Kansas City, Mo. But in the last three years, two luxury apartment towers have opened,...

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  • Groundbreaking for Chesterfield SportsComplex Scheduled for Later This Month

    From KMOV:  The $21.5 million, 84,000 square-foot facility will feature two NHL-sized rinks, a second-floor viewing platform, seating for about 2,000 spectators, locker rooms, officers and team meeting rooms. Funding for the project will reportedly come from...

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  • The Hidden Way to Boost Your Office Design

    From GlobeSt:  Demountable walls could be a hidden solution to office design and floor plan flexibility. This solution is often overlooked, according to Christopher Mojo, the firm’s architectural product specialist at Tangram Interiors, who has used demountable walls in...

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  • “See Her Work”: Woman Entrepreneur Introduces Gear for Women in Trades

    by Beth Barton, “Carpenter Lady” Boy, let me tell you how much fun it is (not) to wear clothes and gear designed for the other sex.  As a carpenter in St. Louis for 15 years, I have...

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  • Fields Foods Planning Downtown Grocery

    From NextSTL:  Independent grocer Fields Foods is planning another location along the western edge of Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis. The location on the first floor of the Monogram Building at 1706 Washington Avenue will bring...

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  • St. Louis Wants Court-Ordered Mediation with McKee, Bank of Washington

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Calling the matter “urgent” for the region, a St. Louis economic development agency wants a judge to appoint a mediator to help it resolve a lawsuit with Paul McKee’s NorthSide Regeneration and its...

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  • Drone On! Bi-State Development Offers UAS Series

    Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are finding ways into daily life at all levels. Aerospace, public safety, industry and infrastructure, leisure, retail services and the list will only continue to grow. This technology is already here...

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  • SIUE Receives 2018 Higher Excellence in Diversity Award

    From RiverBender:  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. SIUE joins a select group of...

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  • SLDC Proposes New Guidelines for Tax Abatement

    From NextSTL:  SLDC is proposing a new set of guidelines for residential tax abatement on projects under $1 million. A map outlining the recommendations was sent to the Housing, Urban Development and Zoning (HUDZ) committee for review...

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  • Billy Busch Plans Kraftig Brewery in St. Charles County

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  William “Billy” Busch plans to build a brewery and distillery on land he owns in St. Charles County called Blue Heron Farm. The 20,000-square-foot microbrewery, across the street from the Kraftig Polo Club,...

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  • After pitch, Grants Committee reverses decision on St. Louis Regional Chamber funding

    From the Edwardsville Intelligencer:  The Grants Committee of the Madison County Board reversed itself Monday and agreed to recommend giving $30,000 to the St. Louis Regional Chamber after two economic development executives made a pitch for more...

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