Square to move into Post-Dispatch building in downtown St. Louis

800 jobs, and possibly more, are coming as well.

Tom Franklin
July 29, 2019 - 8:10 am

Jim McKelvey, co-founder/instructor for Third Degree Glass Factory, presents the Square, a new electronic payment system developed by Twitter founder and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, December 21, 2009, in St. Louis, Missouri. McKelvey and Dorsey are partnered on the development of the Square. (Photo by Dawn Majors/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/Sipa USA)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The future of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch building on North Tucker has been made clear, and it could mean more jobs for downtown St. Louis.

Square, co-founded by St. Louisans Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey, will be moving into the building. It will allow the mobile payments company to more than double its workforce because of the increased space.

It will bring 800 jobs to downtown St. Louis, with room to expand to as much as 1,400 jobs, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

LISTEN: Twitter Co-Founder & Square CEO Jack Dorsey

Square currently occupies space in the Cortex building in the Central West End and has 500 employees there.

As for the P-D, its moving from its longtime home to 901 North 10th Street next month. It has occupied the building at 900 North Tucker since 1959.