Missouri Business Headlines

Missouri Chamber backs Fast Track bill in House committee

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On Thursday, Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) brought his Fast Track bill before a House committee for consideration. Championed by the Missouri Chamber and passed into law in 2019, the Fast Track financial aid program addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in a job field designated as high […]

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Ready to work: New laws and funding will help break down barriers to employment

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From Missouri Business magazine As employers seek to rebound following the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread workforce challenges are making it harder to return to normal.  This is illustrated by the state’s job market numbers, which this spring showed more than 115,000 open jobs and 130,000 unemployed Missourians. Yet the answer isn’t as easy as plugging workers into available […]

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Gov. Parson takes action: Special session called on COVID-19 lawsuits

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is calling on lawmakers to take urgent action to address the problem of COVID-19 lawsuits. The governor has ordered a special legislative session as the wave of COVID-19 lawsuits continues to build. Since March, more than 1,000 COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed against employers across the nation. In response, many states […]

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$50 million grant program opens for Missouri businesses

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Gov. Mike Parson has announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses. “The COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted Missouri businesses,” said Parson. “However, this challenge has not stopped them from stepping up and finding new ways to serve Missourians. These critical programs will help Missouri businesses continue their operations, cover costs for increased […]

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Ending the Missouri/Kansas economic border war

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For years, Missouri and Kansas have been wasting economic development resources to lure jobs back and forth across State Line Road in Kansas City — with little actual job growth for either state. Earlier efforts to address this problem failed to result in a cease fire agreement. However, there is hope that with new leadership […]

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Vote to name our new internship platform!

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  Later this year, the Missouri Chamber will launch a new service to help young people find internships with Missouri companies. We are very excited to share what we’ve been working on — but first we need a name. We’ve narrowed it down to a couple options. Please let us know what you think!

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Missouri Chamber urges repeal or delay of the Health Insurance Tax

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt urging repeal or delay of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) provision in the Affordable Care Act. The HIT is levied on participants in the fully-insured market, where 87 percent of small businesses purchase their health insurance. The HIT will […]

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Greitens administration urges ideas from employers to help reduce red tape

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Gov. Greitens has launched a new website to give Missouri employers a chance to speak out against regulations that are harming business. Here, employers can submit recommendations to reduce government red tape. The administration has assembled a team to act on these recommendations. “Missouri has more than 113,000 regulatory requirements. Our state’s regulations have more […]

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