Missouri Minute: Amazon hiring 1,000 in KC; UM System seeks consultant for cuts

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

University of Missouri System seeks consultant to advise on budget cuts

The University of Missouri System is searching for a consulting firm to help it find areas to slash millions of dollars from its budget. The statewide university system issued a request for proposals seeking a firm to identify “cost savings or risk mitigation through the evaluation of the people, processes, and technology that comprise administrative functions.” Read more

Amazon hiring for 1,000 positions at new Kansas City facility

Online retailer Amazon is looking to fill 1,000 full-time positions at a new fulfillment center that is under construction in the Kansas City area. Read more

Dozens of bills await Greitens’ decisions

Just eight of the more than 60 measures approved by the Missouri House and Senate during the 2017 regular session have been signed into law by Gov. Eric Greitens. The remaining measures have been sent to his desk and await action. Read more

KC’s Firebrand Ventures invests in four more startups

Firebrand Ventures, a Kansas City-based seed fund launched in 2016, announced it has invested in four additional startups. That brings the $7 million fund’s total number of investments so far to seven. Read more

Wash U study seeks nuance in minimum wage debate

A group from Washington University in St. Louis is hopeful that better data will help bring clarity to an issue that divides businesspeople, academics and lawmakers from Jefferson City to Washington: the minimum wage. Read more

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