Missouri Minute: No vote on KC incentive reform; Columbia names medical tourism task force

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

Still no vote on incentive reform ordinance in Kansas City

A second hearing on a policy measure for economic development incentives in Kansas City produced no vote Wednesday, but modifications to the original ordinance have surfaced. Read more

US files antitrust suit against Monsanto, Deere to block precision equipment sale

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Wednesday aimed at stopping Deere & Co. from buying Monsanto’s Precision Planting farm equipment business, saying that the deal could make it more expensive for farmers to use fast, precise planting technology. Read more

KCI tops 1 million passengers in July, its busiest month since 2007

Kansas City International Airport served more than 1 million passengers in July, making it the busiest passenger month at the airport in nearly 10 years. Read more

Columbia mayor names task force to promote medical tourism

Columbia Mayor Brian Treece has established a Mayor’s Task Force on Medical Tourism in Columbia to increase the quality of patient care and tout the potential economic boost of medical tourism in the area. Read more

UMSL launching accelerator for international entrepreneurs this month

A new project at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, the UMSL International Accelerator, is launching this month with the goal of creating pathways for international entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their businesses in St. Louis. Read more

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