Missouri Minute: Convention bookings pump up KC economy, Koster supports contribution limits

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

Eight new convention bookings could pump $32 million into KC economy

Kansas City’s central location, its new downtown streetcars, plus dining, nightlife, shopping and entertainment options helped land eight major new conventions, Visit KC said Tuesday. Read more

Missouri Democrat Chris Koster supports effort to limit campaign contributions

Breaking from years of opposition to the idea, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster formally came out in support of an initiative petition that would reinstate campaign contribution limits in Missouri. Read more

Missourians could vote on four ballot items – if the courts don’t nix them

Missourians could weigh in this fall on four ballot initiatives that Secretary of State Jason Kander certified on Tuesday. But the tally of items could potentially constrict, depending on what courts decide in the coming weeks. Read more

Delta targets normal operations Wednesday

Delta Air Lines officials said the outlook for Wednesday’s operation is “positive,” with about 90 cancellations expected at the beginning of the day leading to normal operations later. In St. Louis and Kansas City, flight information lists just one inbound and one outbound cancellation for each airport. Read more

New Boeing laboratory helps develop drones that can work together

In a new 81,000-square-foot facility at Boeing’s headquarters in St. Charles, engineers and researchers are testing the abilities of collaborative drones developed by universities and businesses. Read more

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