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Missouri Department of Economic Development officials showed up Wednesday at Coolfire Solutions to tour the tech firm's newly renovated office in downtown St. Louis.

Coolfire, a software developer, is adding 11 jobs at its headquarters at 415 North 10th Street, the state agency said. About 25 people work there now.

“The rich tech ecosystem that makes St. Louis a national leader in the industry is good for startups as well as well-established national and global companies,” the agency's director, Mike Downing, said in a statement. “The success of companies like Coolfire Solutions drives the entrepreneurial culture and tech excellence Missouri is well-known for.”

Don Sharp, Coolfire's chief executive, said the company’s growth is possible because of St. Louis’ tech talent and dynamic tech economy as well as Coolfire's first-of-kind product.

To help Coolfire grow, the state agency has offered the company $112,000 through the Missouri Works program. The company must meet job creation criteria to be eligible. 

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