News from the Downtown Alliance
November 8, 2019
A note from the president
Greetings friends and happy Friday!
 
First, thank you to all of the candidates and volunteers that invested time and energy in the election. We appreciate your passion and love for our community. Second, congratulations to our new and returning council members – we look forward to working with you.
 
I’m sure you saw the great news about Bio-Techne and its $40+ million investment adjacent to downtown Saint Paul. Many thanks and congratulations to CEO Chuck Kummeth and everybody who helped make that project happen. It’s a terrific testament to the opportunity and strength of our downtown business community.
 
Finally, I want to thank artist Chris Larson for his vision in putting together a collaborative artwork featuring the mega-enlargement of three pieces by local rock hero Grant Hart. This beautiful triptych on the back wall of the Palace Theater on St. Peter Street is a fantastic addition to downtown’s public art collection. It’s the kind of creative placemaking that makes downtown Saint Paul a fantastic place to work, and draws in more employers.

Have a great weekend, and Ski U Mah!  

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
President
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
With Colleen Sheehy of Public Art Saint Paul outside the new Grant Hart murals at the Palace Theatre
Bio-Techne expanding in Saint Paul
Minneapolis-based Bio-Techne will be expanding into Saint Paul in a big and very exciting way. The biotech company, which produces proteins for cancer research, recently purchased a building just north of the state capitol for $3 million with plans to invest $40-$50 million more into the space. The company has more than 2,300 employees worldwide and will add 20 more to their new Saint Paul location in the next year. Five years from now they expect that number to be more than 100.

Saints internship applications now open
Are you, or is someone you know, looking for what might be the most fun internship opportunity you could hope for? Downtown's own St. Paul Saints are currently accepting applications for the next round of internship programs - including game day interns, summer interns and sales interns. Spread the word to any candidates who may be a good fit.

Downtown Saint Paul in the news 
What's happening next week around Downtown Saint Paul
Landmark Live : The OK Factor | November 15 - Landmark Center

Whiskey & Wine with the Wild | November 16 - Rice Park

Maria Bamford | November 17 - The Ordway
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