Missouri Minute: Lawmakers take up Greitens’ call to revamp tax breaks; universities grapple with effects of Trump travel restrictions

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

Missouri lawmakers take up Greitens’ call to revamp tax breaks

During his State of the State address, Gov. Eric Greitens announced he would do a “thorough, end-to-end audit” of Missouri’s tax credit system, and last week signed an executive order creating a special committee to do a “top to bottom review.” But some Missouri lawmakers are not waiting for the results of the review and have already filed bills that would scale back several incentives and restructure how they’re approved. Read more

Universities grapple with effects of Trump travel restrictions on international students

University leaders across Missouri scrambled during the weekend to deliver a message to international students who might be affected by a presidential executive order temporarily banning refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries. Read more

St. Louis bolsters ties to Israeli startups with new Ameren tech partnership

Developing a solution to a seemingly mundane problem helped spark an international partnership between St. Louis-based utility Ameren Corp. and Atomation, a tech company based in Tel Aviv that has become the latest Israeli startup – and the first outside of biotech – to make inroads into St. Louis and base its U.S. operations in the city. Read more

Schnucks expanding delivery as Instacart enters St. Louis

As competition for customers heats up with more places to buy groceries, Schnuck Markets is betting big on online ordering and same-day delivery. Read more

TeamKC initiative works to attract young professionals to the area

The Kansas City Area Development Council and local companies competing for young professional talent have a collaborative new recruitment tool designed to expose out-of-town recruits to anything they could want to know about the area’s business, cultural and economic assets. Read more

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