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$2M renovation ongoing for historic Witte Hardware Building in Laclede’s Landing

One of the most recognizable façades in Downtown St. Louis is getting a facelift. The 117-year-old Witte Hardware Building in historic Laclede’s Landing is now undergoing renovations worth $2 million. Creve Coeur, MO-based Drury Development Corporation is overseeing the project, which started in September 2017. Pinnacle Contracting served as the general contractor, while the Lawrence […]

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Historic $115M industrial campus rising in St. Louis Metro

Global technology service provider World Wide Technology (WWT) is getting two new buildings in the Metro East region. The St. Louis, MO-based technology systems integrator is investing on a massive development project within the 2,300-acre Gateway Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL. TriStar Properties is spearheading the project, with Contegra Construction taking charge of building operations. […]

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The Third Industrial Revolution and the Salvation of our Industrialized Cities

The Second Industrial Revolution occurred between 1870-1914. The City of St. Louis’ population peaked in 1960 with 750,026 residents. Today, the population in St. Louis is 308,626. The decline in population can be attributed to deindustrialization. Cities like St. Louis were once densely populated, as people had to live within walking distance of work and […]

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St. Louis poised to become one of the best cities for startups

In a recent ranking from Forbes, the city of St. Louis was included in a group of emerging startup cities “poised to thrive in the decades ahead.” The prestigious global media company ranked St. Louis at No. 2, just behind Columbus, Ohio. Other cities in the top five were Atlanta, Denver, and Baltimore. To create […]

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