• Jack Dorsey, the Square co-founder and St. Louis native, said his payments company wants to hire more developers in St. Louis, and he alluded to the possibility of a downtown office for the company.
• Sisters Carol and Susan McLeod are opening a brewery, Hold Fast Brewing, in Springfield. Set to debut in 2019, it will be the city’s first brewery owned exclusively by women.
• A Singapore-based crowdfunding retailer called We The People is opening its first U.S. store at the West County Center mall in suburban St. Louis.
• The Kansas City Council is considering a plan to use operating fees paid by scooter startups Lime and Bird to increase affordable housing in the city.
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