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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Committee approves bill jeopardizing intellectual property

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This week a Missouri House committee voted to approve a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — an idea that comes attached to a critical flaw that would force private companies to divulge proprietary technology and information. The Missouri Chamber is opposing House Bill 2402. The bill […]

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“Right to repair” bill would jeopardize intellectual property

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A Missouri House committee is considering a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — but the idea comes attached to a critical flaw that would force private companies to divulge proprietary technology and information. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is opposing House Bill 2402. The […]

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House committee considers cybersecurity grants for Missouri businesses

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A unique new proposal to offer grants to Missouri businesses of all sizes to shore up their cybersecurity is making its way through the legislature. House Bill 2436 calls for $10 million in grants to be invested in protecting Missouri employers from cyberattacks. The legislation would ensure companies of all sizes can participate by dividing […]

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Protecting employers from cyberattacks

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The threat of a cyberattack looms over every Missouri business — large and small. In fact, nearly 90 percent of Missouri businesses today are concerned about cybersecurity, with roughly a quarter of businesses citing this issue as a top concern, according to a recent survey by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. To combat […]

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Innovative delivery technology bill gets Gov. Parson’s signature

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Companies will soon be able to deploy innovative delivery technology in Missouri thanks to a bill Gov. Mike Parson signed on June 22. Senate Bill 176 was sponsored by Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) and handled in the House by Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit). As the economy continues to recover and evolve, it is vital […]

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Bill facilitating innovative delivery technology gets final approval

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Companies like Amazon and FedEx will soon be able to deploy innovative delivery technology in Missouri thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 176. Personal Delivery Devices, or PDDs, are machines able to bring goods directly to homes and businesses, making it faster and more convenient than ever to get packages delivered. The bill, sponsored […]

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US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, tech employers tout apprenticeship expansion

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Apprenticeships are booming in Missouri as a vital tool to help build a strong workforce while preparing displaced and underemployed workers for hard-to-fill tech jobs. Missouri employers shared this message with US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia during a roundtable discussion in St. Louis on Oct. 29. Several of Missouri’s leading technology companies — including […]

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Tech Takeoff

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When the Missouri Chamber Foundation tasked economist Ted Abernathy with researching our state’s technology industry, he was surprised at what he found. “One of the things that stood out for us was just how strong the technology industry is in Missouri,” said Abernathy, principal of research firm Economic Leadership LLC and author of the Missouri […]

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