Global Plant Company Picks St. Louis for Research Center
CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOX) - A big, international bio-sciences company has picked St. Louis for its North American research center over the likes of San Francisco, Boston and North Carolina’s Research Triangle.
KWS SAAT AG executive Leon Broers says St. Louis is attractive on several levels.
“We find here a concentration of high-class science with an international network of excellent scientists,” he says. “And that leads also to a large talent pool and adequate educational options”
St. Louis County beat the San Francisco Bay area, Boston, and Raleigh-Durham’s Research Triangle. 75 jobs with a $14 million investment in facilities next to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
KWS is based in Germany and breeds seeds.
The research center will begin with 75 plant scientists, some who move and some hired locally.
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