Missouri Minute: Greitens sworn in as Missouri governor; Prosper adds startups to accelerator program

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

Greitens emphasizes ethics, change as he’s sworn in as governor

Vowing a new direction in Missouri politics, Eric Greitens was sworn in Monday as the state’s 56th governor. Read more

Prosper accelerator adds five women-led startups

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs has added five women-led startups to its St. Louis-based accelerator program, including companies targeting the social video, health care marketing and organic wine markets. Each of the five will be given a $50,000 capital investment, in exchange for an equity stake in the startup. The participants have an opportunity to receive up to $100,000 in follow-on funding. Read more

State worker pay increase unlikely next year, House budget chair says

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, chair of the Missouri House Budget Committee, said anticipated budget cuts in the next fiscal year will make it difficult to raise pay for state workers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation. Read more

Cortex expansion plans scaled back

Officials with the Cortex innovation district in St. Louis have paused two components of its planned third phase of development. Read more

Cerner to help Missouri health systems share information

A group of independent health systems will share information — with an assist from Cerner Corp. — in a bid to improve the health of rural Missourians. The Health Network of Missouri, a collaborative of six health care organizations, will use North Kansas City-based Cerner’s population health platform to gather and analyze information from their existing electronic health record systems. Read more

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