Morning Minutes: FireMon expanding KC presence, lawmakers unsure about Rams stadium

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

Cyber security firm FireMon plans KC-area expansion in 2015

Cyber security firm FireMon LLC plans to nearly double the size of its Overland Park, Kan., headquarters and hopes to add 100 sales and IT staff in 2015, according to chairman Gary Fish. The new hires, which would include about 50 jobs in the Kansas City area, would bring the company’s total headcount to 250.

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State lawmakers iffy on public funds for propsed Rams stadium

Several Missouri lawmakers say they won’t be quick to approve public funds for a proposed stadium to keep the Rams in St. Louis, despite the sense of urgency surrounding the project.

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Bill seeks $12 million in tax credits to help new farmers

A bill filed Monday in the Missouri House and Senate would authorize $12 million in tax credits to support new farmers in the state. The proposed legislation has the backing of the Missouri Cattleman’s Association and a variety of other agricultural groups.

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Program to help 500 young men in St. Louis area with job training, placement

In the wake of unrest in Ferguson, the Urban League in St. Louis has landed $1.2 million in donations from big-name companies for a program to help with job training and placement for 500 young men in north St. Louis County.

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HOK officially back in KC with completion of 360 acquisition

HOK celebrated its return to Kansas City on Tuesday, as the St. Louis-based architecture firm completed its acquisition of Kansas City-based firm 360 Architecture. With the deal, HOK gains about 200 employees in Kansas City and beefs up its presence in the sports and entertainment business.

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