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Moving Missouri Forward

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Missouri is leading the post-pandemic economic recovery. We are overtaking other states in rankings of job creation, per-capita income and GDP. Our state is among the leaders for tech industry growth. In short, Missouri is making strong progress as the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry pursues its Missouri 2030 vision. Despite these successes, the […]

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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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Member Feature: Missouri Chamber board member leads dental school fundraising effort

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The following article was shared by a Missouri Chamber member company. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamber.com. Kansas City University (KCU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) located in Joplin, Missouri, received a generous $3 million dollar gift from the Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance (JRMSA). The gift was contingent on the CDM […]

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State budget boldly invests in Missouri’s potential

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Seizing a historic opportunity, Missouri lawmakers have passed a budget that boldly invests in Missouri’s economic potential. The state’s new budget, subject to approval from Gov. Mike Parson, wisely makes use of an exceptional state revenue situation to spur progress in key economic areas such as addressing the childcare crisis, bolstering high-tech manufacturing, enhancing our […]

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State prepares to launch proactive workforce development initiative

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The Missouri Office of Workforce Development is preparing an innovative plan to help employers confront the worker shortage. The program will send automated text messages to unemployed Missourians about state services they can use to help find jobs. State employees will also be making phone calls to share job search resources. “We’re going to go […]

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Leadership Missouri announces 2022 class

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has selected 35 leaders from across the state to participate in the Leadership Missouri program. Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri identifies current and emerging leaders with a focus on enhancing their leadership skills and deepening their knowledge of the state. On May 17, the 2022 class will convene […]

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Top 7: Our priorities with two weeks left

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With just two weeks remaining in the 2022 Missouri Legislative Session, it’s time to take stock of what issues remain in play as the clock ticks down to May 13. Bills have been moving at a remarkably slow pace this year due to hardline political tactics and lengthy, unresolved debates over how to draw the […]

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Senate bill to modernize Missouri utilities moves to House

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On April 24, a Missouri House committee took up a Senate bill containing important regulatory updates. In recent years, the Missouri Chamber has successfully advocated for a number of bills aimed at ensuring Missourians can continue to benefit from reliable and affordable utility services. Building on this progress, Senate Bill 756 includes a number of […]

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This could be the year Missouri finally passes jobless benefits reform

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With labor shortages being reported across Missouri, the state legislature is considering policy to help get unemployed Missourians back into the workforce sooner. The proposed change would create a sliding scale for jobless benefits, tying the length of benefits to the unemployment rate. The language is contained in both Senate Bill 665 and House Bill […]

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Combatting retail theft

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Retail theft is becoming more common, says Sen. Rick Brattin. “It’s a pretty rampant situation. My daughter — she’s my second oldest daughter, she’s 18 — works at a retail store. And she says it’s just mind blowing to see [how] people will come into these stores, [take] literally armfuls of [merchandise] and walk out […]

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