Messenger: Will old habits get in the way of a St. Louis renaissance?

There is a growing drumbeat, though, for change. From developers and business people who see opportunity downtown and elsewhere. From young people such as Jake Hollander who left a promising public relations career in Washington to come back to his hometown to start a nonprofit that hopes to unite a fractured region. From newcomers turned off by the city’s historic racial divide. From college students who come to Washington University from all over the world and see a city that is fostering the sort of entrepreneurial spirit that led to Twitter and Square and LockerDome.

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