Morning Minutes: KC development proposal, St. Louis group to explore MLS possibilities

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Proposal aims to encourage development in Kansas City’s poorest areas

On Wednesday, Mayor Sly James responded to public complaints regarding tax abatement in Kansas City with an idea to focus public development incentives on the city’s most disadvantaged census tracts. Read more

St. Louis business leaders form group to explore MLS team

A group of business and sports leaders are working together to bring a Major League Soccer team to St. Louis. Read more

UM System administrators assure legislators of improvements at MU during committee hearing

After nationally-watched protests over race relations and the departure of key officials, the leaders of the University of Missouri system promised lawmakers that change is on the way during a two-hour legislative committee hearing Wednesday night. Read more

Republican state lawmaker Gosen resigns suddenly

A Republican state lawmaker from Chesterfield stepped down abruptly on Wednesday, citing personal reasons. Read more

Ford leader discusses the future of transportation

During a speech Wednesday at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, Ford Motor Co. executive chairman Bill Ford said the upcoming changes to mobility and transportation will be significant and dramatic. Read more

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