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CREVE COEUR, MO (AP) – A global plant science company has chosen St. Louis as the headquarters of its new North American research center in a move that brings 75 jobs to the region over the next five years.

The German company KWS SAAT AG announced the move to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis County at a Monday news conference attended by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other state and local political, business and civic leaders.

The seed company will be based at the center’s Bio-Research and Development Growth Park and is receiving state and local tax incentives for the project.

Company officials said they selected the Creve Coeur location over sites in Boston, North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park and the San Francisco Bay area.


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