Business and Government


Ingram’s 2016 Election Guide

Missouri Governor’s Race Takes Center Stage INGRAM’S PROVIDES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION In its obsession with Kansas politics in general and its Ahab-like pursuit of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in particular, The Kansas City Star—much… more

Roots of the Family Tree

The successful family-owned company has a special place in the world of business. The premise is simple enough: “My family is the most important thing to me, so why not spend every day with the people I love most, working… more

Getting to the Heart of the Tech Talent Challenge

Now’s the time for this region to get ahead of issues looming in the technology work force. Consider this: Just four years from now, in 2020, there will be 1.4 million open tech jobs for only 400,000 graduates, according to… more

‘The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All The Lawyers.’

Memorable, yes, but not exactly an accurate reflection on modern legal services.Shakespeare’s famous line, uttered by Dick the Butcher in “Henry VI”, has long been debated. Was it a lawyer-bashing proclamation of the ultimate obtainable utopia (imagine a world without… more

Springfield Signs on for $200 Million in Water Infrastructure

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved a Springfield plan to upgrade its sanitary sewer system, a massive project that will cost the city $200 million of work through completion of that phase in 2025. Once complete, the work… more

Nixon Kills Right-to-Work Bill

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a right-to-work bill that would have made it illegal to require new workers to join unions, saying in his veto message that the proposal would  “take our state backward.” In addition to the ban on union-membership… more

Small-Business Development Director Resigns

KIRKSVILLE — Dan Hamlet, business counselor and executive director of Kirksville’s Small Business & Technology Development Center and Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center for the past two years, has announced that he’ll resign from those positions at the end… more