Missouri Minute: Warrensburg lands Dollar Tree distribution center; Lawyers argue Missouri church-state Supreme Court case should go on

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

Warrensburg lands Dollar Tree distribution center expected to add 375 jobs

Dollar Tree Inc. will build a $110 million, 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Warrensburg that’s expected to create 375 jobs within three years, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced Tuesday. Read more

Lawyers argue Missouri church-state Supreme Court case should go on; AG’s office recuses itself

Lawyers on both sides of a Missouri church-and-state case were set to argue Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court, despite debate about whether Gov. Eric Greitens’ announcement that religious organizations should be allowed to apply for state resources had rendered the case moot. The court is scheduled to hear arguments on a case that began about recycled rubber but has morphed into a constitutional debate about whether state money can be used to aid religious organizations. Read more

Missouri unemployment rate keeps falling, hits 3.9 percent

The unemployment rate in the Show-Me State continues to decline, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday. Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in March, down from 4.1 percent in February and 4.5 percent in March 2016. Read more

NCAA awards 13 events to St. Louis, six to Kansas City

The NCAA announced sites for the various rounds of its 90 championship events through 2022, and St. Louis and Kansas City will host a combined 19 events. St. Louis will play host to 13 of the events between 2020 and 2022, including first- and second-round games of the March Madness basketball tournament. Read more

New St. Louis mayor vows continued revival and warns of less help from feds

Lyda Krewson on Tuesday became the 46th St. Louis mayor in the almost 200 years the office has existed – and the first woman in that office – with a call for continued urban revival and a warning that today’s federal government may not be there to help. Read more

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