Marketing company goBRANDgo! has planned a $2 million expansion to create a not-for-profit facility, Conflux Co-Learning, in St. Louis, Missouri.
goBRANDgo! is a strategic marketing company that works with privately-held companies in the manufacturing supply chain whose owners are looking to make a successful leadership transition, state officials explained.
Conflux Co-Learning will be located in the former Carondelet School building, a 25,000 sq. ft. facility that was originally built in 1871. The building will be the site for the nation’s first co-learning space for the manufacturing supply chain. This expansion project is expected to bring 28 jobs to the area.
Continuing the location’s tradition of education, Conflux Co-Learning creates the environment that manufacturers and distribution leaders need to learn and grow from each other, local officials said. goBRANDgo! is undergoing this expansion to help make St. Louis the hub of business innovation for manufacturing companies.
“Manufacturers are going to see more change in the next 5 years than they’ve seen in the last 50,” goBRANDgo! CEO Derek Weber said, “The only companies surviving this tidal wave of change will be the ones who innovate their business model and go-to-market strategy. Conflux Co-Learning will curate the content and connections helping make these difficult transitions more successful, keeping these vital businesses and plants thriving in St Louis and communities across the country.”
“It’s always great to see Missouri grown businesses expanding,” Governor Mike Parson said. “goBRANDgo! is an exciting, innovative business that is dedicated to helping other businesses and the community be the best they can be. We look forward to seeing this company continue to grow and fulfill its mission.”
“goBRANDgo! is a great fit for St. Louis because it embodies the energy of the region,” CEO & President of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Rodney Crim said. “With our pro-business climate and culture of innovation and achievement, St. Louis is a prime location for businesses to grow.”
“St. Louis is experiencing a lot of business growth, and I am excited to see that momentum with goBRANDgo!,” St. Louis Alderwoman Sarah Wood Martin said, “Bringing more opportunities to far South St. Louis ultimately raises the quality of life for St. Louis residents, and that’s always a good thing.”