For decades, the Electrical Connection’s IBEW/NECA partnership has delivered highly complex technology and energy needs of businesses along I-44, from Joplin to St. Louis. The Electrical Connection’s board service to TECH 44 opens additional opportunities to serve the I-44 corridor’s extraordinary capacity for innovation and leadership in shaping Missouri’s technology future.
IBEW/NECA has helped shape that future by delivering technology and energy needs of TECH 44’s biotech, advanced manufacturing, R&D, commercial, industrial and healthcare industry members, including:
- Brewer Science, Inc. in Rolla, Mo.
- Sisters of Mercy Data Center in Washington, Mo.
- City Utilities of Springfield, Mo.
- Empire District Electric in Joplin, Mo.
- Ameren Power Plant in Labadie, Mo.
- Bank of Washington in Washington, Mo.
In the fall of 2014, the Electrical Connection helped expand TECH 44’s membership by introducing the organization to the CORTEX Innovation Community in St. Louis. A subsequent “Connecting the Corridor” reception was held on Nov. 13, 2014 at CORTEX for TECH 44’s consortium of 40 businesses, education and governmental entities. CORTEX is now a member of TECH 44.