Morning Minutes: Illinois sweetens NGA deal, Groups call for MTC funding increase

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

Illinois sweetens NGA deal by $115 million in infrastructure improvements

A bi-state battle to land the next western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency intensified on Friday as Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged $115 million in transportation improvements around the state. Read more


Entrepreneurial groups call for more funding for Missouri Technology Corporation

Business and entrepreneurial groups are mobilizing to get funding for the Missouri Technology Corporation, a nonprofit that helps promote entrepreneurship and provides equity investments to startups in the state. Read more


Missouri House to take up state budget this week

Missouri’s proposed $27 billion budget for next year is up for debate this week in the Missouri House. Read more


AMC, Carmike merger a pairing of distinct theater operators

The $1.1 billion merger announced last week between AMC Entertainment Holdings and Carmike Cinemas is a marriage of movie theater chains with some distinct differences. Read more


Panama signs $200 million trade agreement for Missouri goods

During a trade mission to the fastest growing economy in Central America, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday a $200 million bi-lateral trade agreement with the Republic of Panama. Read more


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