St. Louis Regional Chamber News Archives 2008
October 17, 2008
Health-care products company Covidien Ltd. is embarking on a $100 million expansion of its St. Louis County facilities over the next five years. The expansion will add an additional 30 new jobs in scientific and research and development areas to the company's more than 2,500 local employees.
September 30, 2008
Regionalism is truly in the eye of the beholder. When Louisville was getting ready to merge with Jefferson County, the regionalism talk was all about Louisville and the surrounding suburbs. As the talk shifted to the bridges project, regionalism came to mean Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana. And now we are hearing about "mega regions" such as Cincinnati to Columbus in Ohio. But what does this all mean for us? And why should we care about what happens beyond the borders of our cities, counties and states, including Missouri?
September 26, 2008
Adopt- A- Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. has partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation to assist in the development of the Sponsor-A- Highway program in the St. Louis and Kansas City regional areas.
September 8, 2008
ST. LOUIS -- The BMW Championship not only brought great golf to fans here and throughout the nation this past week, but this event also generated tens of millions of dollars for the St. Louis region. Championship organizers estimated that a total of 100,000 golf fans attended this event, with over 10,000 of these fans and media from outside the St. Louis region.
July 23, 2008
ST. LOUIS, July 23,2008 – The St. Louis region will realize a one-time economic benefit of $610 million and a subsequent annual economic benefit of approximately $475 million from the world-class entertainment and lifestyle development in downtown St. Louis announced today by the St. Louis Cardinals.
July 14, 2008
Although most St. Louisans would have preferred that Anheuser-Busch remain independent, the fact is that the new Anheuser-Busch InBev will be the world leader in the brewing industry, and the company’s North American headquarters and Budweiser brand global headquarters will be in St. Louis.
June 24, 2008
Imagine a bunch of curious Japanese tourists stepping gingerly through the ruins of a once-grand avenue of urban America, gawking at deserted and burned-out hulks of historic buildings, wondering how a great city could have sunk so low.
June 17, 2008
Solutia Inc. Chief Executive Jeffry Quinn on Monday signed $182 million in contracts with companies from China, a country that looms large in his corporation's future as well as in the minds of many American executives.
June 17, 2008
Local business leaders hosted China's top economic minister and a delegation of 200 government and business leaders Monday for the latest round of steadily intensifying talks about deeper trade ties between our region and the world's fastest-growing economy.
June 6, 2008
TAMPA, Fla (June 6, 2008) – The St. Louis region, represented by a diverse contingent of 20 citizens and leaders, won the 2008 All-America City Award tonight, presented by the National Civic League in Tampa. St. Louis was the only "region" to make the finalist group from among the nominees, and is only metro region in the nation to be designated an All-America City.
May 1, 2008
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) has once again been named one of the "Top 10 economic development organizations in North America", according to the just-released annual national ranking in Site Selection magazine. This is the 2nd consecutive year -- and the 3rd time since 1998 -- that the RCGA has been ranked in the Top 10. The publication's May issue, on newsstands nationally today, recognizes the RCGA's business retention, expansion, recruitment and job creation successes in 2007.
April 10, 2008
ST. LOUIS - Brown Shoe Company, Inc., will join together employees from its Madison, Wis.-based Retail and St. Louis-based divisions to create a more connected footwear company, headquartered in St. Louis.
March 26, 2008
BEIJING - Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt today signed an agreement with the Investment Promotion Agency and the Trade Development Bureau, on behalf of the Ministry of Commerce, that could make St. Louis a new transportation hub for trade with China and increase exports between Missouri and China. The memorandum of understanding document was signed following a series of meetings with Chinese officials led by Gov. Blunt and U.S. Senators Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill. The governor and senators this week are leading a bipartisan delegation of government, business and civic leaders from the St. Louis area on a trade mission to China.
March 18, 2008
ST. LOUIS (March 18, 2008) – Following a rigorous nomination effort led by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), the Denver-based National Civic League has announced that the St. Louis Region is a finalist for the 2008 All-America City Award, an honor considered the ‘Oscar’ of community recognition for civic progress and improvement. This award, now in its 59th year, is the oldest and most prestigious civic recognition in the nation.
March 3, 2008
The St. Louis region's economic development successes continue to be recognized nationally. The March 2008 issue of Site Selection magazine ranks the St. Louis region #3 in the nation in 2007 for attracting new and expanded corporate facilities, for major metropolitan areas (populations of over 1 million).
February 28, 2008
ST. LOUIS - Gov. Matt Blunt and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced an agreement today to build the landmark new I-70 Mississippi River Bridge.
February 7, 2008
The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC), through the China National Office of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (HANBAN), has selected Webster University as the permanent site of the only Confucius Institute in the state of Missouri.
January 25, 2008
St. Louis RCGA 171st Annual Meeting & Dinner Sponsors
January 16, 2008
This is the last daily I-64 briefing. Beginning next Wednesday, January 23rd, briefings about traffic trends, construction alerts and “hot spots” will be issued weekly.