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Multiply, Orion Genomics Move into City Foundry

May 18, 2018 - 10:06 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Midtown's City Foundry project signs two technology companies as office tenants.

Multiply, a software company, and bioscience firm Orion Genomics will move into the old factory building you see along 64/40.

“They really wanted to be part of the Cortex innovation community; they wanted to be in a creative, unique environment where there’s a lot of dynamism and things that we’re going to have going on at City Foundry. They’re going in that big original building,” says Developer Steve Smith of the Lawrence Group.

The two bring about 100 jobs to City Foundry, which Smith says is benefiting from being next-door to the Cortex Innovation District. In fact, Orion Genomics is moving because it outgrew its current space in Cortex. Smith says these companies chose the city because they felt it was the best way to attract young tech talent.

Smith has announced entertainment venues Alamo Drafthouse and Punch Bowl Social. He says some shopping is on the way along with more entertainment. He also has more office tenants interested and is already planning a phase two.