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Plant Science Capital of the World

There’s no place in the world that does plant science like St. Louis. This strength is attracting leading companies and new talent to the region.

Now, a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, allows us to transform our plant science strength into a physical hub. This research park in Creve Coeur will be walkable, bikeable and well connected. It is everything today’s workers want: retail, residential and green space within steps of labs and offices.

St. Louis beat 70 other regions vying for the grant, and we are proud to be among the 12 regions to have won the cutthroat competition. Ultimately, it is the Partnership’s vision to grow jobs and opportunities as well as attract new companies and talent from around the world to this research park.

Look for more information to come on this plan for a plant science-based research park.