Morning Minutes: Law firm moves offices to KC, Boeing’s benefits to keep St. Louis jobs

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All photos courtesy of Creative Commons

Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Law firm consolidating administrative offices in KC, adding 275 jobs

Employment law firm Littler Mendelson PC will relocate its San Francisco-based administrative services center to Kansas City in a move that’s expected to create 275 new jobs. The firm will consolidate 33 administrative offices at Crown Center, becoming the second major national firm to set up shop in the same building in the last year.

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Boeing benefits from unique incentives for St. Louis facility

Boeing would receive $229 million in state incentives if it adds 2,000 jobs to its workforce in the St. Louis area. The aerospace giant would also receive millions in tax dollars if it just maintains the jobs it has in the area — and it could collect some subsidies even if employees are laid off.

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Cargill to shutter 118-employee Springfield plant

Cargill plans to close a Springfield meat slicing and packaging facility that employs 118, moving operations from the plant to Nebraska City, Neb., and Waco, Texas. The decision to close the plant follows a “thorough assessment” of the company’s turkey and cooked meats businesses, Cargill said in a news release.

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National tech conference Techweek to hold KC event

Techweek, a national conference geared toward technologists and entrepreneurs, announced that Kansas City will become the sixth city to host one of its weeklong events. The Techweek website calls Kansas City a “burgeoning tech hub.”

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St. Louis brewer Urban Chestnut buys German brewery

St. Louis-based craft brewer Urban Chestnut has acquired a brewery in Germany, where it will open its third brewery in five years. Urban Chestnut bought the Bürgerbräu Wolnzach brewery in Wolnzach, a Bavarian city about 35 miles north of Munich. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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