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^ filling up downtown CBD as much as possible is best imo. Cortex will be okay. Hopefully we'll hear something firm on Square's plans for local expansion and hopefully downtown is the destination.
STLrainbow wrote: ^ filling up downtown CBD as much as possible is best imo. Cortex will be okay. Hopefully we'll hear something firm on Square's plans for local expansion and hopefully downtown is the destination.
Interesting side article on how Sofi withdrawing its application to form a bank might clear way for Square. It would interesting to know how much Square wants to do out of St Louis as they expand their footprint. I'm sure their is a lot of places to charter a bank other then Cali but most likely in paper only.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisc ... -bank.html

The Journal noted that with Sofi withdrawing its application to run “an industrial company,” it clears the field for San Francisco-based payments company Square, which filed its own application in September to launch that type of bank.
A nice write up on small by growing tech firm Boundless.

The thought that came across my mind is this would be about the right size company and square footage to make its move out of T-Rex and take up on some space on a new Wash Ave modern/sleek small 3-4 corner story office building instead of some goofy out of place smallish townhouse plan.

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ ... 67a0d.html
Rate of new high-tech jobs in St. Louis doubles
The rate at which new high-tech jobs are being created in St. Louis has doubled, putting the city among the 10 fastest growing cities in America for such careers....In all, St. Louis added about 3,500 new high-tech jobs between 2015 and 2016, bringing the region's total at the end of 2016 to 22,733 high-tech workers. For perspective, San Francisco, once again the fastest-growing city for such job growth, has nearly 80,000 high-tech workers.
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https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/new ... ubles.html
According to Colliers/BLS - guess it depends on how you define a tech job...
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^Is it just me or does everyone else just see a circle with a dash in the center?
Trying again...

According to Colliers/BLS - guess it depends on how you define a tech job...

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^ Thanks for fixing. Interesting numbers. Considering a job to be "tech" could have a lot of gray area. Take an average software firm, they'll have a number of software developer/engineers (which I think any count would consider as a tech job), but likely also a number of employees in quality assurance, project management, sales, help desk, customer support, etc all which could range from being very technical to not very technical at all.

Quality of tech jobs are also key. For example, a software engineering job would generally be more lucrative than say tech support.
https://inmostcity.com/index.php/2017/1 ... /#more-147

A sobering view of the startup scene in St Louis.