T exclamation “ herearealotoflocationsthatwouldlovetohave Po nts g r e at e r s t . lo u i s i n c . greater st. louis inc. is the regional economic development initiative of the st. louis regional chamber & growth association. Po nts s u m m e r 2 0 0 7 | W W W. G o t o s t L o u i s . o r G A Qu ck Look at st. Louis at st. Louis acompanyofoursize.WethinkSt.Louisisagoodcityfromwhichto The St. Louis region is one of the top locations for corporate headquarters in runanationalbusiness.” the nation, including 20 Fortune 1000 companies. — Dennis Payne, President and CEO, AT&T Advertising and Publishing CompaNy Name Fortune 1000 raNkiNG Emerson Electric Co. 115 at&t Names st. Louis hQ of aDvertisiNG & pubLishiNG Express Scripts, Inc. 132 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 146 655 DoWNtoWN jobs retaiNeD; 100 NeW positioNs sLateD for oLivette saLes CeNter Monsanto Co. 323 AT&T recently announced its Advertising & chief executive officer. “We think St. Louis is Ameren Corp. 339 Publishing division, home to the AT&T Real a good city from which to run a national Charter Communications 409 Yellow Pages, will remain in downtown business.” Peabody Energy 431 St. Louis, retaining 655 jobs in the area. The The company will also add 100 new posi- Graybar 450 division will also continue to maintain critical tions at a new sales center in the St. Louis Olin Corp. 625 offices in BellSouth’s hometown of Atlanta. suburb of Olivette. The new inside commis- Energizer Holdings, Inc. 636 The San Antonio-based AT&T acquired Bell- sioned telephone sales representatives will South in 2006. Solutia, Inc. 659 be responsible for selling advertising for the A.G. Edwards 687 AT&T Advertising & Publishing is the largest AT&T Real Yellow Pages and its online com- print and online directory company in the panion, YELLOWPAGES.COM. Arch Coal, Inc. 744 world in terms of revenue, at $5.8 billion. Brown Shoe Co., Inc. 752 The company attributed the job additions The subsidiary employs 12,000 people in 22 Furniture Brands International, Inc. 764 to the strong growth of YELLOWPAGES.COM states, including a sales force that’s 5,000 and an average three-to-one usage leader- Centene Corp. 792 strong. In Missouri, the company employs ship for the printed AT&T Real Yellow Pages. Kellwood Co. 841 780 — 655 of whom are based in downtown Laclede Group, Inc. 860 St. Louis. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. 905 www.yellowpages.com “There are a lot of locations that would Sigma-Aldrich Co. 924 love to have a company of our size,” said Dennis Payne, the division’s president and Source: Fortune, April 30, 2007 WaChovia seCurities aND a.G. eDWarDs st. Louis-baseD st. Louis is a to joiN forCes iN st. Louis sCottraDe moves NatioNaL hub eNhaNCiNG the reGioN’s roLe as a NatioNaL retaiL brokeraGe iNto NeW Data for the retaiL hub — seCoND oNLy to NeW york CeNter brokeraGe iNDustry Wachovia Corp. and A.G. Edwards Inc. have The combined retail brokerage organiza- state-of-the-art CeNter outsiDe of NeW york, st. Louis announced an agreement under which tion will be headquartered in St. Louis for iNCLuDes NeW i.t. is the LarGest retaiL brokeraGe Wachovia will acquire the St. Louis-based a variety of reasons including the quality of iNfrastruCture CeNter iN the u.s., aND home to: A.G. Edwards. When the merger is complete the area work force, which has the exper- in the fourth quarter 2007, the combination tise and critical mass the financial services Scottrade, a leading online investment A.G. Edwards (soon to be Wachovia Securities) of the two companies into Wachovia Secu- industry requires, and the region’s out- firm, has completed the design, renova- Edward Jones rities will create an industry-leading retail standing air service and central location. tion and migration to a new state-of-the- Scottrade brokerage firm with $1.1 trillion in client art data center located in suburban Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. assets based in St. Louis. St. Louis. The project included a major redesign of the firm’s I.T. infrastructure. www.wachoviasec.com www.agedwards.com The new 34,000-square-foot facility was constructed in an existing building reno- st. Louis rCGa vated to become one of the most raNks amoNG the advanced data centers in the country. The data center will allow Scottrade to pro- “ top 10 DeveLopmeNt cess one million transactions per day. Groups” siGma-aLDriCh uNit CompLetes tWo major Scottrade’s corporate headquarters is in eCoNomiC DeveLopmeNt aGeNCy the St. Louis suburb of Des Peres. The iN the “top 6” of major metros proteiN faCiLities company has 300 offices nationwide. vaLiDatioN for NeW bioLoGiCs maNufaCturiNG faCiLity Site Selection magazine’s expeCteD by miD-2007 May 2007 issue recognizes www.scottrade.com the St. Louis Regional SAFC, a member of the St. Louis-based Chamber & Growth Asso- Sigma-Aldrich Group, has completed con- ciation (St. Louis RCGA) as struction of two major protein-active phar- one of North America’s maceutical ingredient (API) facilities at its “Top 10 Development St. Louis manufacturing campus. Groups” and one of only A new biologics manufacturing facility pfizer pLaNs six major metro agencies recognized. Site Selec- consists of a 25,000-square-foot purifica- expaNsioN tion is a leading maga- tion and manufacturing suite for transgenic $100 miLLioN iNvestmeNt zine for corporate real plant and other non-animal derived pro- iN researCh aND estate, facility planning, tein APIs, and a 6,000-square-foot facility piLot-pLaNt faCiLities location analysis and for the purification of animal-derived pro- uNDersCores st. Louis’ site selection. tein APIs. Validation for commercial opera- importaNCe iN bioLoGiCs tion of this $16 million expansion at the “As we considered the nominations this year, it 400,000-square-foot St. Louis manufactur- Pfizer, the world’s leading research-based became clear that the most competitive orga- ing campus is expected by mid-year 2007. pharmaceutical company, plans to spend nizations shared several characteristics,” said SAFC Pharma’s extensive process develop- $100 million on research and pilot-plant Ron Starner, director of the publication. “They ment, quality control and quality assurance facilities at its Chesterfield, Mo., campus. The provide market access to expanding compa- capabilities and teams in St. Louis support largest part of the investment will be used nies, strong logistics support networks, highly both facilities. to expand the capacity of a good manufac- qualified and abundant labor pools, competi- turing practice (GMP) biologics pilot plant, tive business costs and good old-fashioned SAFC, one of the world’s 10-largest fine which produces small quantities of biologic ingenuity to get deals done.” chemical businesses, is the custom-manu- facturing group within Sigma-Aldrich focus- drugs for early human clinical trials. www.siteselection.com ing on both biochemical production and The new capital investment is in addi- the manufacturing of complex, multi-step tion to a $200 million research building organic synthesis of APIs and key intermedi- scheduled for completion in 2008. ates. Sigma-Aldrich is a leading life-science Pfizer named St. Louis the Center of and high-technology company that pro- Emphasis for Global Biologics in Phar- duces biochemical and organic chemical maceutical Sciences — locating its center products and kits used in genomic research, for production of early clinical supplies biotechnology, pharmaceutical develop- of biologics at its St. Louis Laboratories ment, the diagnosis of disease, and as key campus in 2006. Pfizer currently employs components in pharmaceutical and other nearly 1,200 in the St. Louis region, with high-technology manufacturing. almost 1,000 in research. www.sigma-aldrich.com www.pfizer.com st. Louis raNks miDCoast aviatioN expaNDiNG at st. Louis W h at ’ s N e W at iN top 10 for DoWNtoWN airport $17.5 miLLioN expaNsioN WiLL Create 200 NeW jobs iN sauGet G o t o s t Lo u i s . o r G reLoCatiNG famiLies St. Louis ranks 9th among large metro areas Midcoast Aviation Inc. is planning a $17.5 avionics, entertainment systems, exterior in the U.S. on the “2007 Cities for Relocating million expansion that will include a new paint and other owner specifications. Families” by Worldwide ERC (Employee Relo- Qu ck L Updated every business day, find 146,000-square-foot hangar and create 200 Founded in 1971 as a fixed-base operator demographic and economic data, cation Council) and Primacy Relocation. The technician jobs at its St. Louis Downtown offering fuel and minor maintenance, Mid- quality of life attributes and more study is based on factors such as cost of liv- Airport facilities. The new hangar will allow coast has grown to about 540,000 square online at gotostlouis.org. ing, crime rates, education, climate, arts and workers to service long-range business jets feet of hangars on 40 acres at the airport culture, diversity and number of physicians Click on gotostlouis.org/impres- and narrow-body airliner-type aircraft. located in Sauget, Ill. Midcoast was acquired per capita. sions.xml to view “From My Per- Midcoast already employs 1,300 involved by Zurich, Switzerland-based Jet Aviation ” spective, the new series of 30 and in aircraft maintenance, modification and Group in 2006. 60 second videos by area com- completion services at the airport. A pri- pany executives, employees and st. Louis reCeives mary focus is refurbishing and complet- ing business and private jets. The company www.midcoastaviation.com residents sharing why greater iNterNatioNaL St. Louis has proven to be an takes “green” planes — basically a shell with attractive environment to operate aWarD for urbaN engines — and outfits them with interiors, a business, work and live. revitaLizatioN hoNor reCoGNizes City’s reNaissaNCe The improvement in the quality of life in the city of St. Louis received international rec- ognition when the World Leadership Forum awarded St. Louis its World Leadership Award in the category of urban renewal in Decem- ber 2006. The award recognizes great ideas and achievements by cities throughout the world and is given to cities whose lead- ers have shown exceptional imagination, foresight or resilience in a number of key areas — especially cities that have reversed trends and shaken off traditional images. www.world-leadership-forum.org g r e at e r s t . lo u i s i n c . exc la ma t i o n Po nts st. Louis NameD home fieLD for 2009 major LeaGue basebaLL aLL-star Game miDameriCa st. Louis reNovatioN at Lambert-st. Louis iNterNatioNaL airport airport reCeives $105 miLLioN faCeLift WiLL upGraDe fuNCtioNaL fLoW aND aDD ameNities first iNterNatioNaL Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is rooms and a domed glass cover for the runway and improved capacity was com- undergoing a $105 million, four-year Air- arrival and departure curb areas. The first pleted in 2006 and is minimizing delays, air CarGo port Experience Program that will improve changes — new restaurants, retail shops particularly during inclement weather. “air briDGe” betWeeN the main terminal’s look and modernize its and improved security screening check- southeast asia aND the functions. points — will be complete by 2009. miDWest aLso CreateD Improvements will include new restaurants, The airport launches and receives upwards In early April, a DC-10 flown by Centurion Air- Qu ck Look www.lambert-stlouis.com retail shops, waiting areas, signs, luggage of 350 flights per day. A $1 billion expan- lines landed at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in carousels, ticket counters, refurbished rest- sion project that included a new 9,000-foot St. Clair County, Ill. It carried 144,000 pounds of corn seed for the St. Louis-based Monsanto Company and was the first shipment of nine scheduled for the month. Originating in Pan- airtraN LauNChes serviCe to st. Louis ama, the flight was the first to carry international LoW-fare airLiNe DesiGNeD for busiNess traveLers cargo to MidAmerica since the airport’s transfor- mation into an international air cargo hub. On May 8, AirTran Airways launched nonstop flight service between Lambert-St. Louis The transformation is continuing through a www.airtran.com International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Four daily signed memorandum of agreement between round-trip flights are offered. The airline will add nonstop flight options between St. Louis St. Clair County, MidAmerica’s owner, and and Orlando International Airport in June. Batam Industrial Development Authority in The new flights join the 350 already serving Lambert Airport each day. Indonesia. The agreement creates an “air bridge” between Southeast Asia and the Mid- western United States. mitek opeNs NeW 177,600-sQuare-foot, Located on the airport’s 5,500 acres, MidAm- erica’s air cargo terminal is designated as part muLti-use faCiLity of Foreign Trade Zone 31 operated by the Tri- buiLDiNG WiLL house maNufaCturiNG, researCh aND City Regional Port District in Granite City, Ill. DeveLopmeNt, aND traiNiNG CeNter www.flymidamerica.com MiTek recently opened a new 177,600- west of St. Louis. The leadership for sales square-foot, high-tech building in the Foun- and marketing, operations, engineering tain Lakes Commerce Center in St. Charles, review services, software development and Mo. The company is the world’s leading pro- other services to the residential component vider to the building component industry of manufacturing industry are located at the engineered connector products, computer- headquarters. driven machinery and support services. The new facility houses automated equip- ment manufacturing, research and develop- GateWay termiNaLs ment and a state-of-the-art training center. www.mii.com buiLDiNG a MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company, has TM reNeWabLe its global headquarters in Chesterfield, Mo., fueLs Depot iNtermoDaL termiNaL WiLL be a major asset to the aLtoN CeNter busiNess park attraCts tWo expaNsioNs reGioN’s reNeWabLe fueLs iNfrastruCture imperiaL maNufaCturiNG expaNDs u.s. operatioN; ameriCaN Water eNLarGes Customer serviCe CeNter Gateway Terminals, LLC is building a $12.5 Two companies are expanding at the 150- we’ve received from the state of Illinois and www.w.ca million intermodal terminal on a five-acre site acre, mixed-use Alton Center Business Park, the city of Alton and the work force experi- in Sauget, Ill. to serve the growing renewable the site of a former Owens-Illinois glass con- ence we have had in the area.” fuels market. Among the terminal’s unique tainer plant in Alton, Ill. The first tenant in the park, America Water transportation assets will be direct access to Imperial Manufacturing Co., based in New is expanding its national customer service the Mississippi River with a liquids barge dock, Brunswick, Canada, is leasing 122,400 square center, which already employs about 500. www.amwater.com new railroad track for loading and unload- feet to manufacture galvanized ductwork, When the expansion is completed in August ing 95-car unit trains and access to explorer stovepipe and other stove accessories. The 2007, American Water will occupy 65,000 pipeline and multiple interstate highways. Alton location will serve as the company’s square feet. Scheduled for completion by the second U.S. headquarters and will employ 100. American Water provides high-quality water, quarter 2008, the 480,000-barrel etha- Imperial President Normand Caisse said, wastewater and other related services to nol distribution terminal will enhance the “The size of our new headquarters will help approximately 17 million people in 29 states St. Louis region’s infrastructure for supporting us boost production and increase our effi- and Canada. the growing ethanol industry. ciency. We are very pleased with the support uNiCo buiLDiNG WashiNGtoN uNiversity to iNvest the NatioNaL NeWs: a sheet metaL $55 miLLioN iN reNeWabLe eNerGy taLkiNG about CompoNeNts pLaNt researCh iNitiative st. Louis 104,000-sQuare-foot pLaNt st. Louis is beComiNG a key i-cares.wustl.edu WiLL make CompoNeNts for reGioN for reNeWabLe keeping the fruits hiGh-veLoCity hvaC systems eNerGy researCh of research Unico Inc., a leader in small-duct cen- Washington University in St. Louis is Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Close to home tral heating and air conditioning based in creating a new International Center for and the University of Missouri-Columbia. “on the financial St. Louis, is building a 104,000-square-foot Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustain- side, the amount Research will focus on the development manufacturing plant in the J.K. Miller Indus- ability (I-CARES) to encourage and coordi- of biotech venture and production of biofuels from plant trial Park in Arnold, Mo. The new plant will nate university-wide and external collab- capital funds and microbial systems and the explora- either invested employ 20 to produce sheet-metal compo- orative innovation in the areas of renewable tion of sustainable alternative energy and or managed in nents for Unico’s high-velocity heating and energy — including biofuels, CO2 mitigation environmental systems and practices. st. louis has air-conditioning systems. A subsidiary of and coal-related issues. The university will Research at the center will also focus climbed to Unico, the company will be called SGI Man- invest more than $55 million in the initiative, on the St. Louis region’s important coal $556 million.” ufacturing Co. according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. resources and efforts to mitigate carbon The center will be part of the office of the dioxide accumulation, improve combus- The New York Times vice chancellor for research. tion processes and reduce emissions. February 7, 2007 www.unicosystem.com A key goal of I-CARES is to foster collabora- The initiative includes five newly endowed tive research, both within the university and professorships in science, engineering, an urban renewal and a New externally between Washington University Wave of Chic eateries architecture, social science or medicine and other regional institutions, such as the to attract research leaders. “the $1.2 billion originally earmarked for improvements by the city has ballooned to $4 billion, resulting in widespread and dramatic change. auto CompoNeNt suppLier visteoN since 2000, more than 6,600 apart- ments and condominiums have been Commits to st. Louis built or are in the planning stages, ChrysLer pLaNt CoNtiNues to attraCt suppLiers and thousands more people are projected to live downtown by 2008.” Visteon is a global automotive supplier The Boston Globe with 45,000 employees and facilities in www.visteon.com march 18, 2007 26 countries. The company joins other new component suppliers serving Chrysler, including: st. Louis poised for entertainment upswing Michigan-based Visteon Corp. has selected a • HBPO North America (60,000 square “soon, residents and visitors will site in Eureka Commerce Park in Eureka, Mo., feet/front-end modules) have even more to do, thanks to the for a new operation to support the Chrysler • Kelsey-Hayes/TRW (85,000 square feet/ three new projects pumping more Group’s assembly complex in nearby Fenton, brake systems) than $1 billion in development into Mo. Visteon will supply interiors for the new, the city — all three within view of • Dakkota Integrated Systems (100,000 upgraded Dodge truck, which will be assem- the gateway arch and walking dis- square feet/interiors components). INTERIOR OF VISTEON DEMONSTRATION VEHICLE bled in the DaimlerChrysler North Plant. The tance from the convention center.” 217,000-square-foot facility will employ 220. The Associated Press February 5, 2007 ameriCaN famiLy iNsuraNCe opeNs a CLaim Customer Care Downtown rising: st. Louis CeNter iN Creve Coeur retail Gains steam reGioNaL CeNter Creates more thaN 150 NeW jobs “Driven by as much as $4 billion in private and government investments Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family The new care center is one of four that American Family started doing business in along with Baby Boomers seeking Insurance has leased 42,000 square feet of American Family is opening throughout its Missouri in 1939. The company is the state’s convenience, culture and commu- office space in Creve Coeur, Mo., for a Claim 18-state operating region and will serve cus- largest provider of commercial multi-peril nity when their children leave home, Customer Care Center employing 189. A new tomers in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. insurance, and the second largest writer and young professionals craving concept for the company and in the indus- The addition of the new center brings Amer- of both private passenger auto insurance urban life and the opportunity for try, care center representatives will answer ican Family’s workforce in metro St. Louis to and homeowners insurance. relatively cheap residential and retail the phone and settle less complex claims as about 315. The company has two other loca- space, downtown has gotten an injection of energy and promise.” promptly as possible, often during the first tions in metro St. Louis, including a 40,000- phone call. More complicated claims, like square-foot claim office it owns in Creve www.amfam.com Women’s Wear Daily those with injuries or questionable liability, will Coeur, Mo. February 26, 2007 be forwarded to adjusters in claim offices. CALHOUN The St. Louis Regional Chamber & St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association MACOUPIN LINCOLN JERSEY Growth Association (RCGA) is the one metropolitan square, suite 1300, st. louis, mo 63102 BOND chamber of commerce and eco- Phone: (314) 231-5555 Fax: (314) 206-3244 MADISON WARREN ST. CHARLES nomic development organization for For more information contact: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS CITY CLINTON Greater St. Louis, which includes 16 counties in Missouri and Illinois. steve Johnson ST. CLAIR RCGA markets the St. Louis region nationally and internationally to senior Vice President – economic Development Phone: (314) 444-1140 email: email@example.com FRANKLIN JEFFERSON MONROE attract targeted industries to the area. It further spurs economic development by aiding the expansion and startup of companies www.gotostlouis.org WASHINGTON within the region.