The Cortex Innovation Center in St. Louis is featured as a case study in a new report on “innovation districts” and how they are fueling economic development.
The report, published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, covers the development and growth of projects like Cortex, where entrepreneurship and innovation are stimulated in shared environments that encourage employees to interact and exchange ideas in a mix of settings.
It also includes best practices for making these projects successful, which include incubators, mentoring, flexible office/lab space, and nearby affordable housing.
You can see the full press release here: http://www.naiop.org/en/About-NAIOP/News/NAIOP-News/2016/Innovation-Districts-Report.aspx
You can access the full study here: www.naiop.org/innovationdistricts