Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
For the better part of a decade, some have said that a new convention hotel is what Kansas City needed to become a go-to convention destination. They blamed the lack of such a hotel for Kansas City losing big events it previously hosted and being overlooked as a potential site for others, including the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Allan Katz, who leads a Kansas City task force of business leaders and other advocates for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, stresses civil, fact-based discourse when it comes to the minimum wage. “My goal here is to make everybody as reasonable as possible,” he said.
The Springfield school board voted 6-0 on Monday to adopt a resolution calling for Gov. Jay Nixon to reject proposed changes to Missouri’s school transfer laws.
World Wide Technology, the second-largest privately held company in the St. Louis area, is one of six vendors that was chosen for a $652 million enterprise IT modification project for the U.S. Army.
Aboma Galatta has been eating at Shakespeare’s Pizza since 1991, and he believes the restaurant’s temporary move to a different building is a “great transition in terms of location.” The iconic Columbia pizza place moved one block from its longtime home last month because the owners of that building are demolishing it to make way for redevelopment. Though the relocation has affected Shakespeare’s business to some extent, Galatta doesn’t mind.
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