Wondering why you should join the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry? Learn about how we serve businesses of all sizes, protecting your rights and amplifying your voice.
Missouri is stronger when we unite. Here are some of the important programs, events, services and more that the Chamber offers.
Your Voice in Jefferson City
As Missouri’s largest, most influential business association, the Missouri Chamber is your voice in the state capitol.
When businesses unite behind a vision, amazing things can happen. Learn more about our Missouri 2030 strategic plan.
Chamber Benefit Plan
Get affordable health care coverage for your small business through the Chamber Benefit Plan.
The Chamber Federation
The Missouri Chamber Federation unifies local and state chambers to work toward common goals through advocacy and support.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts many events for members and non-members throughout the year.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some FAQs about the Missouri Chamber and what we do for our members.
Your local chamber works hard to create opportunities for business in your community. While local chambers play a very active and important role in enhancing your local community, the state chamber aggressively acts on state legislation and regulation which, if left unchecked, can have a devastating effect on your right to run a profitable business, free from government intervention and red tape. We strongly suggest supporting both your local chamber and your state chamber.
The Missouri Chamber’s unmatched strength is largely based on those we represent. Our membership consists of large and small companies — from manufacturing to real estate, retail and service firms. Quite simply, we represent a diverse business community that gives the Missouri Chamber excellent credibility when championing business issues at the capitol. Because we are so diverse, legislators and regulators understand that our positions are responsible and represent the business community as a whole, not merely the “special interests” of a single industry.
Your trade association informs and represents you best on issues that only impact your industry. In addition to your industry issues, however, you also need a strong ally to fight for you in other important areas such as health care and workers’ comp insurance, legal reform, education and workforce development, taxation, permitting, international trade, state transportation funding, restrictive employment laws and more. We strongly recommend supporting both your trade association and your state chamber.
About the Missouri Chamber
Since our founding in 1921, the Missouri Chamber has been Missouri’s leading business advocate. No other pro-business organization can match the Missouri Chamber’s aggressive, professional lobbying team. The Missouri Chamber testifies on more issues, more often, than any other business organization in the state. And we get results.
Missouri Chamber membership takes as much or as little time as you want it to. Many of our members don’t have even 10 minutes to spend away from their main responsibility — running a profitable business. Some members, on the other hand, choose to participate in the process by helping to shape the legislation that comes out of Jefferson City.
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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Our state has invested in strategic workforce development and retention initiatives to reposition us as a national and global leader. The Missouri Chamber Foundation has been integral in this effort to help employers grow and evolve their businesses — and as a Chamber member, you can be a part of this movement, too.
The Chamber is uniting the technology community through the Missouri Technology Alliance so that we are better able to position Missouri as a top state for tech job growth.
Manufacturing powers Missouri’s economy. Through the Missouri Manufacturing Alliance, the Chamber is working to support and advance manufacturing in our state.