Microsoft is bringing a regional headquarters to the Cortex district of St. Louis.
Gov. Eric Greitens, Mayor Slay, and officials from Cortex and Wexford Science & Technology made the announcement Wednesday morning.
The move will bring 150 new jobs to St. Louis. Microsoft is investing more than $50 million in local jobs, facilities and software grants. The office and Microsoft Technology Center will open in summer of 2018.
"People are noticing what is happening in Missouri. And we're excited to have Microsoft as a corporate partner." Gov. Greitens said.
Cortex was founded in 2002 and has grown into the Midwest’s leading hub of innovation and technology commercialization.
Dennis Lower, president of Cortex calls the move a ‘great validation of our mission.’
“The new Microsoft Technology Center brings another leading-edge technology resource to St. Louis’ booming innovation community, and its presence adds further credibility to the reality that St. Louis has become one of the leading growth cities for innovation companies.” Lower said.
Last October, KSDK's Pat McGonigle took a look inside Cortex and the future of St. Louis jobs.