Category: Business

Schmitt announces Missouri FIRST initiative to help small businesses and farmers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is back on the road this week, announcing the revamping of the state’s linked deposit program. Speaking in Springfield, Schmitt announced the launch and rebranding of the program, which will now be called Missouri FIRST (Financing Investment in our Rural, Small Business, and Technology communities). The initiative will be aimed at helping small businesses and agricultural operations grow and expand through the issuing of low-interest loans. “Small […]

City officials, residents question proposed senior living facility in Clayton

PHOTO: A conceptual rendering of the Clarendale of Clayton senior living facility looking northeast on Clayton Road.  Some city officials and residents questioned the proposal of a plan to build a senior living facility at a busy intersection in Clayton Monday night. The project is still in the early stages and will need several public hearings and approvals from the Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board and Board of Aldermen before any development takes place. The 15-story […]

RELEASE: Monsanto and Pairwise announce R&D collaboration to accelerate innovation in agriculture with gene editing

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Pairwise Plants (Pairwise), an agricultural startup, have announced a collaboration to advance agriculture research and development by leveraging gene-editing technology. Under the agreement, Pairwise will work in corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and canola crops exclusively with Monsanto. The companies bring unparalleled expertise and complementary intellectual property (IP) to a strategic alliance expected to drive new and needed solutions to help farmers produce better harvests, protect crops from evolving threats, and […]

RELEASE: Enterprise 50-year tree pledge surpasses 12 million plantings, 100 reforestation projects

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Since 2006, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has funded a massive reforestation effort with more than 12 million tree plantings. Every year, 1 million trees are planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge – a unique public-private partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that will continue through 2056. The 12 million plantings represent more than 100 projects in Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the UK – as well as in diverse forests […]

RELEASE: St. Louis poised to lead reshoring of U.S. fashion and apparel industry

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — According to a recent article by the St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis is on the leading edge of a national trend to re-shore apparel manufacturing jobs in the United States, attracting much-needed manufacturing investment and training skilled sewing talent. “With the launch of the Fashion Fund a few years ago, the emphasis on the business of fashion and what St. Louis has to offer as a strong foundation, I expect to see […]

City of St. Louis to look into forming its own bank

The city of St. Louis could soon be exploring the idea of establishing a public municipal bank to address some of city’s most pressing issues — such as affordable housing, small business growth and financing for municipal projects. St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed introduced a resolution that would create a 13-member task force to study the idea on March 9. “It’s meant to set the stage for us to begin to get some […]

Could Republicans move right-to-work vote to favor the party in November election?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The issue of right-to-work is still up in the air in the Show-Me State, despite the passage of the legislation during the 2017 legislative session, and there are a number of questions still to be answered before voters make the final call on the issue. Though Republicans managed to power the legislation through early in the year, it gave their opponents more than enough time to gather the signatures needed to […]

Two new candidates emerge in Clayton’s open Ward 3 Aldermanic race

By this time next month, Clayton residents will see at least one fresh face on the Board of Aldermen, with one of its six current members not seeking re-election. With a little over three weeks to go before Clayton’s municipal elections on April 3, and one open seat up for grabs in Ward 3, here’s a look at who’s running and what they’re promising. Clayton’s Ward 3 (Downtown district: includes Maryland Ave., Brentwood & Forsyth Blvds. and […]

RELEASE: Cardinals option six players to minors

TEAM HAS 40 PLAYERS REMAINING IN CAMP, INCLUDING 11 NON-ROSTER INVITEES JUPITER, Fla. – The St. Louis Cardinals announced over the weekend that they have reduced their Spring Training roster by six players, leaving the number of players in Major League camp at 4o (29 roster players & 11 non-roster invitees). The team Sunday optioned pitchers Jack Flaherty, John Gant and Ryan Sherriff, catcher Carson Kelly, infielder Breyvic Valera and outfielder Oscar Mercado to the Memphis […]

RELEASE: Express Scripts endorses “Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018” and “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act”

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) today released this statement in support of S. 2553, the “Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018,” introduced by U.S. Senators Stabenow, Collins, Wyden, Cassidy, McCaskill and Barrasso, and S. 2554, the “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act,” introduced by U.S. Senators Collins, McCaskill, Barrasso, Stabenow and Cassidy. Express Scripts is against clawbacks and gag clauses, anti-patient practices that have been used by other pharmacy benefit managers. “Express […]