St. Louis County unveils name, funding for agtech innovation hub

St. Louis County’s plant science innovation district has an official name and a first round of funding.

The innovation district was named 39 North — after the latitude that cuts through the region — and will encompass nearly 600 acres in Creve Coeur. It will include St. Louis’ top plant science and agtech companies, including Monsanto Co., the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, BRDG Park and the Helix Center Biotech Incubator.

A $400,000 grant from Great Rivers Greenway will fund the first phase of the innovation district, which will be a greenway connection from Monsanto’s Creve Coeur headquarters to the Helix Center.

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said 39 North is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the region.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal

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