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Microsoft is moving St Louis offices, creating another new Technology Center

According to a report published by the St Louis Post-Dispatch, Microsoft will be moving its St Louis offices from the CityPlace office complex in Creve Coeur to the Central West End technology district. The move will happen when the Cortex tech hub opens in the summer of 2018, and will occupy about 30,000 square feet of a new $55 million, 180,000-square-foot office and lab complex.

Overall, 150 Microsoft employees are expected to work in the new building, which is also expected to become the regional headquarters for Missouri, Kansas and Tennessee.  A new technology center is also included in the new building, meaning that the community will be able to work with Microsoft employees to design custom information technology systems.

Statements made by Ervin Flores, the general manager of Microsoft’s Mid-America District reflected that the move to put a technology center in St. Louis is a “significant development.” Similarly, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, remarked that the move will bring a “sense of community” and help companies “recognize Missouri is moving in a new direction.”

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