Missouri Minute: GOP poised to pass measures blocked by Nixon; Greitens stands firm on stadium financing

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

Eric Greitens may sign into law many measures Jay Nixon blocked

The survival rate of conservative legislation is expected to increase when Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens takes his oath of office next Monday. Read more

Gov.-elect Greitens stiffens opposition to state funds for stadiums

Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens may have thrown a wrench into the future of a sports franchise before even taking office. Read more

Missouri job growth at half of incentive pledge

Nixon’s March 4, 2010, press release praising DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred marked the first of what would become about 200 gubernatorial announcements or ceremonies touting business deals projected to cumulatively create about 48,000 jobs in exchange for up to $2 billion of state incentives. As Nixon prepares to leave office Jan. 9, those businesses have reported hiring a little over 21,400 employees while the state so far has distributed about $166 million of incentives to them, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the state Department of Economic Development. Read more

KC, St. Louis housing markets will grow, but more slowly in 2017

A new forecast report by Realtor.com projects Kansas City and St. Louis will have two of the weakest housing markets in 2017 among the 100 top U.S. metros. Read more

Surveyed farmers recommend their field of work

Missouri farmers and ranchers are, for the most part, optimistic heading into 2017 and would overwhelmingly recommend their children follow in their footsteps, according to a survey by Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Read more

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