Missouri Business Headlines

Lawmakers invest in future through R&D tax credit

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The Missouri House today gave final approval to legislation that includes a provision to create a Research and Development (R&D) tax credit in Missouri.  The amendment was offered by Sen. Brian Williams on a bill (HB 2400) sponsored by Rep. Dan Houx. Both lawmakers are founding leaders of the recently created Legislative Tech Caucus, a […]

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Hitting 95 percent of pre-pandemic employment levels, Missouri is a leading state in economic recovery

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Missouri has recovered more than 95 percent of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Missouri Chamber’s latest quarterly economic report. Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner of Economic Leadership LLC, said that Missouri is among those states leading in job recovery after adding back 357,200 of the jobs lost. “Ten states have made […]

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Bill to attract World Cup to Missouri moves forward

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A bill to keep Missouri in the game to host the World Cup is moving forward. Locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico will host World Cup matches in 2026. Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City is one of 17 sites in the running to be one of about 10 host locations in the U.S. […]

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Pro sports teams, casinos urge Senate committee to legalize sports betting

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As lawmakers mull the possibility of joining a growing number of states that allow gambling on sports, a Senate committee held a hearing this week for two such bills approved by the House. “We all support sports wagering in Missouri as a way to increase engagement with our fans and provide a fun and exciting […]

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Regulatory sandbox proposed to help spur innovation

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With Missouri seeking to become a hub for tech and innovation growth, lawmakers are considering legislation to help nurture nascent business ideas in the state. The Regulatory Sandbox Act would allow the state to waive certain laws and regulations for a period of two years. Under the legislation, Businesses would request the waiver from a […]

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SB 652 keeps Missouri in the running to become World Cup host

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A Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to help keep Missouri in the running to become a host of the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament. Kansas City, Mo. is among 17 cities being considered, but ticket sales tax is a dealbreaker for FIFA. Senate Bill 652 by Sen. John Rizzo (D-Kansas City) would exempt […]

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Missouri business community applauds Gov. Parson signing Senate Bill 68 into law

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On July 10, Gov. Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law, a piece of legislation that will bolster Missouri’s economic development and workforce programs. Senate Bill 68 was sponsored by Sen. Lincoln Hough, a Republican from Springfield. The provisions in the bill were recommendations of the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Workforce2030 Report released in 2018, […]

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Border war truce signed into law

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed into law the border war bill, legislation aimed at ending the flow of wasteful economic incentive dollars between Kansas and Missouri. Gov. Parson signed Senate Bill 182 during a ceremony at Kansas City’s Union Station. The bill is an effort to curb the practice of shuffling jobs across the Missouri/Kansas […]

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Missouri stands out for economic progress under Gov. Parson, Missouri 2030

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The Missouri Chamber established its strategic plan for the state, Missouri 2030, to provide a consistent and focused direction for Missouri policymakers with workforce, infrastructure and competitiveness driving the agenda. Since the launch of Missouri 2030 in 2015, Missouri has had three different governors and countless legislators come and go. But the business community’s message […]

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GM incentive bill, legal reforms will help state compete for jobs

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For many years, Missouri’s economic reputation has been hurt by having one of the nation’s worst legal climates. National rankings show there is a real problem. Missouri ranks 49th in the most recent U.S. Chamber Institute for Judicial Reform state legal climate survey. The American Tort Reform Association ranked St. Louis as the nation’s fourth […]

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