A billboard in St. Louis advertises StationDigital Inc., which will move its headquarters to the St. Louis area. | Courtesy of StationDigital

Morning Minutes: July 1



A billboard in St. Louis advertises StationDigital Inc., which will move its headquarters to the St. Louis area. | Courtesy of StationDigital
A billboard in St. Louis advertises StationDigital Inc., which will move its headquarters to the St. Louis area. | Courtesy of StationDigital

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Marketing Firm To Establish Kansas City HQ, Create 535 Jobs 

Targeted Metrics, a newly formed national marketing company, plans to spend $5.8 million to establish its headquarters in Kansas City, creating 535 jobs in the next two years.

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Media Company Moves Headquarters To St. Louis 

StationDigital Inc., an Internet radio and digital broadcast platform, is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to St. Louis to take advantage of its lower cost of living and to attract top-tier talent while boosting its branding efforts. Contributing to the company’s decision to move to St. Louis is what it said is the area’s abundance of software development talent.

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Quinpario Purchases Manufacturing Company 

Quinpario Acquisition Group, a St. Louis-based investor in chemicals companies, has completed its $539 million purchase of Jason Inc. and has changed its name to Jason Industries Inc. Jason, based in Milwaukee, owns global manufacturing businesses in the finishing, seating, components and automotive acoustics markets.

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STEM Jobs Difficult To Fill In U.S. Cities, Including Kansas City 

Across a range of industries and occupations, job postings for science, technology, engineering or math openings are being advertised on employers’ webpages far longer than for non-STEM jobs, the new Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program study finds.

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Dunn Construction CEO Announces Departure 

JE Dunn Construction Group Inc. CEO Terry Dunn said he is leaving the company named for his ancestor on Dec. 31 but plans to stay on the company’s board. Dunn was formerly CEO of JE Dunn Construction and has worked at the Kansas City general contractor since 1974.

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