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Like Silicon Valley, 39 North is a physical place, and a distinct idea.

39 North is 600-acre innovation district in St. Louis, MO anchored by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, BRDG Park, the Helix Incubator, Bayer Crop Science, and the Yield Lab. At 39 North, we’re building and championing a place and an idea that, hundreds of years from now, history will celebrate as changing the world and forever improving the human condition. Both in St. Louis, and around the world.

A place that is dense, walkable, bikable and vibrant. Where common space enables and encourages collision and collaboration. An expansive place of mind and spirit that feels urban and alive, yet embraces the openness and green space synonymous with ag tech and plant science. 39 North is a place where scientists, start-ups, students, innovators, investors, companies and the community want to be.

A place where people from all over the world move to because they want to be part of something that matters, that’s enduring and bigger than themselves. It’s that energy, that sharing of ideas, that’s at the very heart of 39 North – and that ultimately stimulates breakthrough innovation.

Our human and investment ‘capital, infrastructure and proximity to the majority of farms and food producers of America’s Heartland make 39 North utterly unique and poised for growth and the perfect breeding ground for innovation.

It’s lofty and aspirational – as it should be. We’re growing an ecosystem by connecting communities of interest, and innovation.

Quick Facts

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    1000 Plant Science Ph.D.s

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    $11M in infrastructure projects underway

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    700 Bioscience Companies

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    $2B in bioscience venture capital under local management

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    600 Acre Innovation District

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    Within a 500 mile radius of St. Louis, 50% of US agriculture is produced.

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“The implementation of the St. Louis agtech cluster is distinguished by the fact that the region took a broad approach from the very beginning, with parallel strategies focused on every major area of need: capital, talent, facilities and networks.”

Brookings Report , Rethinking Cluster Initiatives

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