• Message to STL: We’re having wrong workforce development conversation

    From Silicon Prairie News: It’s no secret: The Silicon Prairie has a workforce problem. It isn’t just us, either. Employers across America can’t find enough qualified workers. With a historically low unemployment rate, qualified, talented workers aren’t just sitting...

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  • Automation and AI: How Machines are Affecting People and Places

    From Brookings:  At first, technologists issued dystopian alarms about the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to destroy jobs. Then came a correction, with a wave of reassurances. Now, the discourse appears to be arriving at...

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  • With Augmented and Virtual Reality, Tour Your Office Before It’s Built

    From New York Times:  When Avalara Hawk Tower, part of a $350 million development in Seattle that overlooks CenturyLink Field, was still just a vacant lot, prospective tenants could get a view of the city from the...

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  • NGA to Allow More Access for Tech Firms

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The message seemed counterintuitive for an event focused on cybersecurity, but one of the country’s most important intelligence agencies wants to make it easier to get inside its building and access its networks....

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  • St. Louis Firms Raise $290 in Venture Capital in 2016

    From EQ: 2016 was another very good year for St. Louis startups receiving venture capital. The total amount of venture capital received by companies in the St. Louis region exceeded $290,000,000.  This compares to the 2015 total of...

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  • How Green Street Is Repurposing St. Louis

    From EQ STL:  Positioning matters—and for startups, everything from the mission statement to customer support is scrutinized. But all too often in a digitally driven, co-working friendly age, a company’s physical location is an afterthought. Location and...

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  • Ranken Launches New Microenterprise with JEMA Architects

    From Ranken Technical College:  This week, Ranken launched a new architectural microenterprise in partnership with JEMA Architects. JEMA was the architect for Ranken’s new Rodenheiser extension and rain garden, as well as the new Taylor Automotive Center...

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  • A City’s Success Requires Cooperation From Local Big Companies

    From Forbes:  Earlier, I wrote about the challenges facing Chicago — or any other city outside of the Bay Area — when trying to become a place where tech has a critical mass of innovative companies and...

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  • Construction’s New Era of Innovataion

    From ConstructionDIVE:  There’s no doubt that innovation in construction materials and methods is on the rise. From 3-D printing, to exoskeletons, to a timber that can safely build high-rises, new products have captured the imagination of the construction...

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  • Can Builders See Rising Profits With Smart Home Features?

    From ConstructionDIVE:  National Association of Homebuilders economists project that single-family home starts will reach 1.7 million by 2017, and more and more of those homes will come smart home-enabled. In fact, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), in its latest annual...

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