Missouri Minute: UMKC surpasses fundraising goal; KCRise Fund nears first investment

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

UMKC surpasses fundraising goal with $302.5 million

The University of Missouri-Kansas City surpassed a goal set seven years ago by raising $302.5 million in private contributions for capital projects, faculty support and scholarships. Read more

KCRise Fund reaches $10M in commitments, nears first investment

The KCRise Fund now has $10 million in commitments, half of the way to its $20 million goal, and will soon make its first investment. Read more

Incentive reform measure inspires long debate but no vote by KC Council

The Kansas City Council did not vote on an incentive reform ordinance amid a flurry of eleventh-hour opposition from a labor organization and a walkout by a sponsor of the measure during a long debate Thursday. Read more

Missouri Supreme Court issues new rules for municipal courts

The Missouri Supreme Court this week issued a set of minimum standards for municipal courts, a long-awaited response to charges that municipal courts in the St. Louis area are unconstitutional debtors’ prisons that routinely violate the rights of the poor. Read more

Department of Economic Development names 11 recipients of energy loans

The Division of Energy within the Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced the 11 recipients of awards through its 2017 energy loan program. Read more

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