Global Plant Breeding Company Brings Jobs to St. Louis

5 years 3 days 10 hours ago Monday, June 16 2014 Jun 16, 2014 Monday, June 16, 2014 1:50:00 PM CDT June 16, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) - A global plant science company has chosen St. Louis as the headquarters of its new North American research center in a move that could bring 75 jobs to the region over the next five years.

The German company KWS SAAT AG announced the move to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis County at a Monday news conference attended by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other state and local political, business and civic leaders.

The seed company will be based at the center's Bio-Research and Development Growth Par and could receive more than $1.8 million in Missouri tax incentives.

Company officials said they selected the Creve Coeur location over sites in Boston, North Carolina's Research Triangle Park and the San Francisco Bay area.

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