Missouri Minute: Soccer group offers to pay for public portion of MLS stadium; BKD expands footprint

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

Foundry soccer group offers to pay $80 million ‘public portion’ for St. Louis stadium

A competing group of investors has proposed joining forces with SC STL to construct a $200 million Major League Soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis, but Foundry St. Louis’ offer also comes with pointed criticism of the project. Read more

Springfield accounting firm BKD expanding footprint with acquisition

Springfield-based accounting firm BKD has reached a deal to acquire Kiesling Associates, an accounting firm with about 75 employees across four states. Read more

St. Louis IT firm Contegix merging with Pennsylvania company

Less than a month after announcing a new private equity owner, Contegix, the St. Louis-based cloud hosting provider, has announced a merger agreement with Reading, Pennsylvania-based IT solutions provider Distributed Systems Services Inc. (DSS). Read more

Low-wage workers plan walkouts, rallies; Uber drivers to join demonstrations

The four-year-old Fight for $15 movement has planned protests, walkouts and strikes Tuesday at hundreds of work locations around the country, including three large rallies in Kansas City. Read more

Seven Democrats join the fray on first day to file for St. Louis mayoral race

For anyone teasing, hinting or pledging to enter the St. Louis’ race for mayor, Monday was the first chance to make it official. Read more

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