Missouri governor says ag company planning 'significant' expansion in St. Louis
Bayer’s North American Crop Science Division is relocating 500 new, high-paying jobs to Creve Coeur, Missouri, which is part of the 39 North innovation district.
These jobs will have an average wage of $110,000 and a capital investment of $164 million.
Bayer is one of Missouri’s top 30 private sector employers. A global leader in the ag-tech sector, Missouri’s $88 billion agriculture industry employs more than 378,000 workers statewide, all utilizing the state’s crop and livestock diversity, abundant water supply, rich soil, and cutting-edge animal health and plant science clusters to propel the industry forward.
At a press conference announcing the expansion, Missouri Governor Mike Parson said, “We are honored that a global company like Bayer has chosen to grow its presence here in our state. As you know, agriculture plays a critical role in our economy, and Bayer’s investment will only enhance Missouri’s strengths in the agricultural technology sector. We look forward to working together as we continue to grow and expand the industry.”
Interim CEO and President of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Rodney Crim said “We congratulate Bayer in this announcement and look forward to many years of success. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is pleased Bayer has recognized the long-term benefits of the robust St. Louis business community.”
Read Governor Parson’s Press Release here.
See the Press Conference here.
Read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article here.