2017 May Luncheon

"39 North Implementation - Creation of an Innovation District"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

11:30 AM Registration and Networking

12:00 PM Presentation

Description: The St. Louis region is rapidly emerging as a world leader in academic and corporateagtech research and innovation.  The 39 North Master Plan is a vision to create an innovation district in St. Louis County uniquely positioned to advance the region’s global leadership in plant sciences and agtech. The highest concentration of plant science PhD’s in the world, over 750, call the St. Louis region home. Highly skilled experts contribute to worldclass research institutions including the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden and academic institutions including Washington University, St Louis University, and the University of Missouri St Louis. Leading multi-national corporations including Monsanto, Bunge, and Novus International have their headquarters in St. Louis and an increasing number of small and midsize businesses comprise a remarkable regional network of over 400 research and development agtech companies employing over 15,000 people.  The 39 North Master Plan is a result of a $500,000 federal innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and, developed by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and St. Louis County in partnership with the City of Creve Coeur, and the City of Olivette, to provide guidance on future development of the Plant Science Innovation District area near N. Lindbergh Boulevard and Olive Boulevard consisting of approximately 575 acres. 

Implementation of the plan, overseen by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, shall focus on connecting regional assets, improving mobility, creating development opportunities, and additional green space to enhance the region’s ability to grow, attract and retain companies and top talent.  The district lifestyle preferences often sought by highly-skilled employees include mixed retail, residential and office space connected by walking and biking trails and green space.  Given the proximity of 39 North to housing options, spacious recreational areas, street and trail network, neighborhood amenities, and commercial opportunities, together, the City of Olivette and Creve Couer may help realize the vision of 39 North for innovation growth.


Janet Wilding - St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

Jason Jaggi - City of Creve Couer

Carlos Trejo - City of Olivette


Community Rooms
City of Olivette Municipal Center
1140 Dielman Road
Olivette, MO 63132


Members:  $15
Non-Members:  $18
Students:  $10
Board Members: $10

Box Lunch Options provided by Fallon's Bar & Grill.  Menu options as follows:

  • Turkey Wrap
  • Ham & Swiss Sandwich
  • Roasted Veggie Wrap

Choose one of the following side options:

  • Homemade Potato Chips
  • Pasta Salad
  • Fresh Fruit

 A beverage will be provided.

Registration Deadline:
No later than Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5PM.

Click here to register.