Competition for agriculture research jobs heats up after it was announced Monday that German seed company KWS has chosen St. Louis over Research Triangle Park for its new North American research base.

KWS Saat AG is planning to open its first North American research center near the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center campus in Missouri before the end of the year. It will initially create 75 jobs.

But according to reports from St. Louis, the company’s second-choice location was Research Triangle‚Ķ