Missouri Minute: Niall expands in Kansas City; Wind farm set to power Springfield

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

Timepiece startup Niall expanding in Kansas City

Kansas City watchmaker Niall is expanding later this month with a store on the Country Club Plaza, where customers will be able to view watches being assembled. The goal, Niall founder Michael Wilson said, is to introduce people to the “magic of watchmaking.” Read more

Wind farm set to power Springfield nears completion

Springfield City Utilities will purchase all of the electricity generated from Duke Energy’s new Frontier wind farm to bring “emission-free” energy to more than 60,000 Springfield homes. Read more

Greitens refills campaign coffer after contentious primary

After a heated, four-way primary fight, Eric Greitens stood above his opponents victorious. But the win came at a price for Missouri’s GOP gubernatorial nominee. Read more

Omaha VC firm eyes St. Louis, KC with new $20 million fund

Dundee Venture Capital, an investment firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, has raised $20 million for its third fund and is looking at St. Louis and Kansas City for potential deals. Read more

Springfield commission looks to address poverty

The Springfield City Council has taken the issue of poverty to the national stage with its 35-member “Impacting Poverty Commission.” Read more

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