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Missouri Chamber supports crime bill in Missouri House

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In a recent survey of businesses leaders commissioned by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, many said that crime is an economic issue that must be addressed. With that […]

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Regulatory Sandbox Act seeks to spur innovation in Missouri

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a plan to help nurture new business ideas through regulatory relief. On January, 25, 2023, the House Economic Development Committee heard testimony on HB 268, sponsored […]

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Missouri Chamber supports legislation to modify unemployment benefits

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A state Senate committee is considering legislation that would incentivize unemployed Missourians to rejoin the workforce. Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) is the sponsor of SB 21. At a recent […]

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Senate committee hears testimony in favor of bill to change statute of limitations

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry feels state lawmakers should evaluate whether the state’s statute of limitations in certain civil cases, including personal injury claims, best serves all parties […]

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Missouri Chamber opposes efforts to restrict foreign ownership of farmland

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On Jan. 24, 2023, the Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee heard three Senate bills that would limit foreign ownership of Missouri real estate and agricultural land. Similar […]

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Gov. Parson calls for action on child care shortages, workforce readiness, public safety, highway investment and high-tech manufacturing

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During his 2023 State of the State speech, Gov. Mike Parson addressed the big issues that matter most to Missouri workers and employers: child care access, workforce readiness, public safety […]

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State lawmakers give insight on upcoming legislative session

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Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry members got a chance to hear from leaders in the Missouri Legislature about priorities for the upcoming legislative session during the Missouri Chamber’s annual […]

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According to poll, employers plan for growth, but Missouri must address headwinds slowing our economy

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Missouri business leaders have a mixed outlook for the year ahead. While the vast majority expect to make some sort of investment in 2023, they also predict that growing crime, […]

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Amendment 3: What Employers Need to Know

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As Amendment 3 ushers in the legalization of recreational marijuana in Missouri, employers around the state are faced with a host of questions. How will the new law affect workplace […]

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Fast Track program can help employers fill jobs and upskill workers

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More adults in the state can receive funding for postsecondary education and training to join the workforce thanks to legislative changes made to the Fast Track Incentive Grants in the […]

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Missouri Chamber Annual Meeting focuses on drivers of business growth

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized business leaders and lawmakers helping advance our economy during its Annual Meeting in Springfield on November 17. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was […]

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Missouri Chamber offers free apprenticeship web portal

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There is an increasing amount of apprenticeship opportunities in Missouri, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a free way to access those opportunities. Missouri Apprentice Connect helps […]

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Missouri Chamber is helping grow future tech workforce through successful apprenticeship program

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More than 2,000 apprentices have been trained through a training program led by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2020, the Missouri Chamber earned a $6 million grant […]

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Missouri Chamber webinar provides information on ways to improve child care in the state

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Officials who deal with child care issues in Missouri have said the pandemic exacerbated a crisis for providing child care and the system has not rebounded from these challenges. How […]

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Child Care Funding Webinar

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Missouri Chamber provides summary of statewide ballot measures

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There are five statewide measures on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in Missouri. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has summarized each one for informational purposes and highlighted […]

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Vibrant exchange of ideas at Workforce2030 Conference

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Over 200 business leaders from across Missouri learned ways to thrive and have a vibrant workforce, now and into the year 2030, during a recent conference sponsored by the Missouri […]

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Missouri Chamber welcomes two new team members

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes two new members to the governmental affairs department. Heidi Geisbuhler Sutherland and Phillip Arnzen will both serve as a Director of Legislative Affairs.  Sutherland […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC announces four endorsements in the November 8 elections

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The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee announced this week its support of four candidates for Missouri State Senate in the November 8 General Election. The endorsed candidates are:  Senate District […]

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Two Missouri Chamber members recognized among 50 most powerful women in business

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Two members of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce are considered by Fortune Magazine to be among “The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business” in the world. Sarah London was ranked […]

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Closing the IT Gap

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$6M Missouri Chamber apprenticeship grant is a game changer for the tech industry This story was featured in the Summer 2022 issue of Missouri Business magazine. Jazmin Delgado is on […]

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The Inflation Reduction Act needs a closer look

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The following is an opinion editorial by Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber. With little time remaining, I am urging Missouri’s business community to take a […]

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Missouri 2030: Economic Update with Ted Abernathy

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Each quarter, economist Ted Abernathy provides an in-depth look at Missouri’s economy. Abernathy is the managing partner of Economic Leadership and is the author of Missouri 2030, the Missouri Chamber […]

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