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Bolivar hotel with expected $30M economic impact gets GM

Banker Thane Kifer’s Best Western Plus is on track for a May opening.

The city’s tax increment finance commission plans to hold a hearing March 5.

Stan Dobbins seeks funding mechanisms to put the city and its infrastructure projects back on track.

The move would come with a new property tax levied on residents of regional school districts.

Overall exports rise 1.7 percent to $14.2 billion in 2017, according to a state report.

New properties by two hoteliers unleash 200 rooms in the last two months.

The governing body tables a bill that calls on streetscape improvements and other initiatives.

St. Louis developers are investing in a planned development downtown.

Development interest heightens with major south-side additions underway.

Life.Church is launching a campus at the vacant south-side building, according to the project architect.

Three Missouri partners plan an upscale project with Walnut Street and Jefferson Avenue frontage.

Missouri governor promotes what he calls revenue-neutral tax cuts.

The McQueary family receives the Tom Billionis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Eric Greitens tours the state pitching cuts to corporate and personal income taxes.

Andrea Sitzes becomes the first leader of the Christian County Business Development Corp.

Isabel Eisenhauer is stepping down after 10 years with MSU.

Big moves are doubling the rooms of Hotel Vandivort and a new purpose for Park Central Square’s longest-running vacancy.

Nonfarm industries drop 1,600 jobs in December, according to the state Department of Economic Development.

Positive December and January totals follow three months of missed forecasts by city officials.

The total is 11 percent higher than in 2017, with the general revenue fund climbing 27 percent.

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