Morning Minutes: Greitens’ transition plan; Nixon projects record Missouri exports

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

Greitens reaches out as he prepares to lead Missouri state government

Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens plans to have two transition teams in place shortly: one to organize his January inaugural and the other to tackle his GOP takeover of the state’s executive branch. Read more

Nixon projects all-time high in Missouri exports

Gov. Jay Nixon’s office projects Missouri exports are on pace to reach an all-time high this year. Newly released figures show that through September 2016, Missouri exports reached almost $10.6 billion. That exceeds the previous September high of $9.9 billion in 2014, when Missouri’s annual exports reached an all-time high of just under $14.2 billion. Read more

Belden makes $380 million takeover bid for Digi

Clayton-based Belden Inc. has submitted an all-cash takeover bid valued at about $380 million for Digi International Inc., a Minnesota-based maker of telecommunications equipment. Read more

Cerner planning $35 million expansion at North Kansas City campus

Cerner’s office imprint continues to grow in the region, this time at its North Kansas City headquarters campus. The health care information technology company will present plans Tuesday to expand in North Kansas City with a four-story, 125,000-square-foot building that it’s calling a “Demonstration Center,” which is meant for existing and potential clients. Read more

How the Trump agenda could change the way St. Louis does business

He would cut taxes, repeal the Affordable Care Act, build roads and build walls — a real one against Mexican immigrants and a tariff wall against unfair imports. President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda for America will make a difference in the lives of many people and change the way St. Louis does business — if he can pass it. Read more

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