Gateway Studios and Production Services, a music and film manufacturing campus, will establish its operations center in Chesterfield, Missouri.
The 32-acre, $111 million development will employ more than 100 music and film professionals who will manufacture, build, test, and launch globally touring musical acts and movies. The campus is projected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2023, introducing a new industry to the state.
“This is a game-changer for the live event and production industry,” said Trey Kerr, Gateway’s CEO. “We are adding capacity and additional services, while creating hundreds of jobs for an industry that has largely been on pause for more than a year. We have an extraordinary senior leadership team with more than 100 years of experience in live touring production. GSPS offers video, lighting and sound manufacturing and production services, and live event management. This is a facility that could only have been built from the ground up, so well planned, so complete that it is without compromise.”
“We were thrilled to work with Gateway Studios, in support of Greater St. Louis, Inc., on this exceptional new development,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “This project will create more than 100 new jobs that will enhance the local economy and launch a new and vibrant industry in Missouri. There is nothing else like this in our state, and we are very much looking forward to seeing where this takes us.”
According to state officials, Chesterfield won the project due to its convenient logistical access which allows clients to build and create their productions in a central location before moving throughout the United States.
“The type of advanced manufacturing GSPS provides the music and film industries is new to our region, and we’re excited to welcome the group as employer and innovator,” said Steve Johnson, chief business attraction officer, Greater St. Louis Inc., and president of the AllianceSTL business attraction initiative. “Their vision takes advantage of our strategic central location and unique transportation assets, and it aligns with the STL 2030 Jobs Plan to create high quality jobs in next generation industries and technologies. We join our state and local partners in congratulating the new Gateway Studios development and acknowledging it as a win for us all.”