Incubator Deal Another Sign Of CORTEX Progress

Thursday’s announcement that a major tech incubator will open its first satellite location in St. Louis’ CORTEX bioscience district is the latest sign that the $2 billion project to redevelop a 187-acre swath of the city’s Central West End is taking shape.

Buoyed by $168 million in tax increment financing, CORTEX developers are working to convert a variety of old factories and warehouses into a hub for technology and medical research. A director from the Cambridge Innovation Center, the Boston-area incubator that on Thursday announced plans for a St. Louis location, said St. Louis “has all the underpinnings of a really strong innovation ecosystem.”

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