Missouri Minute: Kemper Arena wins historic designation; Veto session provides fundraising opportunities

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

Kemper Arena wins historic designation key to redevelopment

Kansas City officials revealed Saturday that they’ve secured historic preservation status for Kemper Arena — seen as a key step for its redevelopment as an amateur sports complex. Read more

Veto session provides opportunity for campaign fundraising

Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City this week, but they’ll be doing more than just acting on legislation vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon. Read more

Building boom driving economic growth

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession stalled construction nationwide, the industry is roaring back: In 43 states, construction is now contributing more to the economy than it did in 2010, creating a demand for skilled workers and transforming skylines across the country. Read more

KC delivers final $7M piece to UMKC Conservatory fundraising

The Kansas City Council has signed off on a delivery of $7 million for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s conservatory in downtown Kansas City, providing the final chunk of financing to trigger a match of state funds. Read more

A-B InBev could follow SABMiller takeover with more global deals

After wrapping up its pending $103 billion takeover of SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev could pursue other potential deals involving international brands such as Castel Group and Coca-Cola. Read more

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