UMSL moving forward with redevelopment plans near Express Scripts
By Brian Feldt

Express Scripts was heralded as a major coup for the University of Missouri – St. Louis when the still growing pharmacy benefits manager announced in September 2005 it would relocate its corporate headquarters from Maryland Heights to the north St. Louis County campus.

The company, which agreed on Thursday to be acquired by Cigna for $67 billion, opened the $34 million headquarters just north of UMSL in mid-2007 and added several buildings, making it one of the most important economic drivers in that region.

Today, University Square, a community development corporation affiliated with the university, is marketing 30 acres near the UMSL campus to prospective developers, and Express Scripts remains a major part of the marketing proposal.

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