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2019 By the Numbers: The Missouri Chamber’s Year in Review

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There is no doubt that 2019 will go down as a historic year for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This was an incredible year of growth and success […]

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New year brings reduced corporate tax rate in Missouri

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January 1, 2020 is the start of a new decade and the beginning of a new corporate tax rate for many Missouri businesses. For all tax years starting on or […]

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Missouri’s minimum wage is about to increase

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The new year will bring a higher cost of doing businesses for many employers across Missouri. On Jan. 1, 2020, the state’s minimum wage will rise to $9.45. The increase […]

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Transportation infrastructure remains a deep concern for Missouri business community

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As a central state, Missouri’s economy is dependent on our connections. We are fortunate to have a well- developed network of highways, rail hubs and river ports that facilitate our […]

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Businesses want a Missouri solution to rising health care costs

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By now, business leaders have long been conditioned to expect shocking health benefit rate increases on an annual basis. Rising prices impact every company that offers health insurance benefits, with […]

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Let’s get to work on workforce

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With the 2020 Legislative Session just around the corner, the Missouri Chamber and policymakers are rolling up their sleeves to continue tackling Missouri employers’ #1 concern — workforce. In 2015, […]

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It’s time to reform Missouri’s job-crushing legal climate

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For most businesses, their state’s legal climate is rarely an acute concern — until they are sued. Getting sued is an especially big problem for businesses in Missouri, which happens […]

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30th Leadership Missouri class to convene in 2020

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Leadership Missouri is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020. The program, founded by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1990, identifies current and emerging leaders, enhances […]

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Mourning Dennis Vinson

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is incredibly saddened to learn about the passing of Dennis Vinson. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Dennis’ wife, Joy, and his family, […]

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As Missouri struggles with poor legal climate, Missouri Chamber provides tool to track trial attorney political contributions

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Which candidates are benefitting from the millions of dollars trial lawyers are pouring into Missouri elections each cycle? Which trial attorneys are spending the most? The Missouri Chamber of Commerce […]

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2019 Missouri Business Awards

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry brought the annual Missouri Business Awards to St. Louis on Thursday, Nov. 14. The event, held at Busch Stadium, honored Missouri’s strongest leaders […]

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Uniting on workforce: Workforce2030 Conference highlights

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Missouri made historic progress in 2019 on a number of important workforce initiatives—many of which were introduced at the Missouri Chamber’s 2018 Workforce2030 Conference. This year, the second annual Workforce2030 […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC endorses Mike Parson for Governor

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The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee has endorsed Mike Parson for Governor of Missouri. With this endorsement, the Missouri Chamber PAC is urging Missouri voters to support Gov. Parson in […]

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Gov. Mike Parson named Missouri Chamber’s 2019 Man in the Arena

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Gov. Mike Parson is a pro-business champion and the Missouri Chamber is excited to honor him with our highest governmental award — Man in the Arena. Gov. Parson will accept […]

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Annual MFG Day to inspire future workforce, celebrate Missouri manufacturers on Oct. 4

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On Oct. 4, and throughout the month of October, Missouri factories are opening their doors to high school students to showcase career pathways in the manufacturing industry. The annual celebrations […]

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Missouri Chamber honored as 2019 State Chamber of the Year

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been named the 2019 State Chamber of the Year. The honor, awarded by the Council of State Chambers (COSC), was revealed on Sept. […]

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44th in the nation — Missouri Chamber demands action on lawsuit climate

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A new report released today reveals that Missouri ranks very near the bottom nationally for lawsuit climate. According to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Missouri’s legal climate ranks […]

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Chamber Benefit Plan health insurance now available across Missouri

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With the rising cost health insurance, many small businesses in Missouri have found themselves either priced out of the market or being forced to offer plans with fewer benefits. However, […]

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Energy & Environment Conference Highlights

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State and national experts came to Columbia on Aug. 20-21 to share policy and project updates as well as research on regulatory and market trends in the energy and environment […]

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Federal grant enables crucial I-70 bridge construction, triggers statewide improvements

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Missouri will receive an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport. The grant will […]

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Court decision raises injury compensation question

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Missouri employer input is needed as policymakers consider future changes to the workers’ compensation system following a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling. In Cosby v. Treasurer as Custodian of the […]

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Launches New Program to Aid Small Business and Farm Disaster Recovery

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Launches New Program to Aid Small Business and Farm Recovery Following Natural Disasters Jefferson City, MO – Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced the launch of LIFT, […]

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Federal disaster loans now available in Missouri counties impacted by storms and floods

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As Missourians work to recover from flooding and tornado activity, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Missouri businesses and residents […]

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Women leaders gather for professional development summit in Columbia

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On July 12, women from across the state gathered in Columbia for a day of networking and professional development with experts in a variety of careers. Women in Leadership is […]

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