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The Inflation Reduction Act needs a closer look

August 12, 2022

The following is an opinion editorial by Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber. With little time remaining, I am urging Missouri’s business community to take a […]

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Missouri 2030: Economic Update with Ted Abernathy

July 26, 2022

Each quarter, economist Ted Abernathy provides an in-depth look at Missouri’s economy. Abernathy is the managing partner of Economic Leadership and is the author of Missouri 2030, the Missouri Chamber […]

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We’re hiring — Multimedia specialist

July 25, 2022

The Missouri Chamber is seeking a dynamic storyteller who can help us grow our state’s economy! Our ideal candidate will advance our industry-leading communications work, creating videos and written stories […]

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The urgent business case for a statewide approach to crime

July 14, 2022

The following op-ed was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal. By Daniel P. Mehan “We were taking fire on the fourth floor.” I’ll never forget standing with that […]

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Putting Missouri on the map to lead the innovation of advanced manufacturing

July 14, 2022

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson participated in a ceremonial bill signing with the API Innovation Center (APIIC) @ Cortex on Thursday for House Bill (HB) 3007. The bill went into effect […]

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Apprenticeship grant trains 1,500 workers for high-demand tech jobs

July 12, 2022

An innovative program spearheaded by the Missouri Chamber Foundation is helping the workforce keep pace with fast growth in the tech industry. Since its inception in 2020, the Missouri Chamber […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC announces eight endorsements in the August 2 Primary Elections

June 24, 2022

The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee today announced its support of eight candidates for Missouri State Senate in the August 2 Primary Election. The endorsed candidates are: District 6: Mike […]

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Our Primary Focus

June 07, 2022

To the members of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Missouri voters will soon decide several hugely consequential elections — and they are happening a lot sooner than you […]

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Missouri Chamber urges Gov. Parson to sign pro-business bills

June 06, 2022

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to Gov. Mike Parson, formally requesting his signature on a number of pro-business bills that the Missouri General Assembly sent to […]

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Member feature: Black & Veatch mitigating health care deserts

June 01, 2022

The following article was shared by a Missouri Chamber member company. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site. There are many people in this country, especially in rural areas, […]

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Addressing predatory litigation lending

May 26, 2022

The litigation lending industry is a financial practice that fuels lawsuits by providing “up-front” cash (with sky-high interest rates of up to 200 percent plus additional fees) to individual plaintiffs […]

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Top 7: Our priorities with two weeks left

April 28, 2022

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. […]

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Senate bill to modernize Missouri utilities moves to House

April 27, 2022

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 […]

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This could be the year Missouri finally passes jobless benefits reform

April 27, 2022

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 […]

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Combatting retail theft

April 27, 2022

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 […]

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Senate committee considers “Earning Safe Reentry Through Work Act”

April 27, 2022

In today’s tight labor market, more employers are turning to alternative talent pools to fill jobs — including justice-involved individuals. Keeping a job has been shown to greatly reduce recidivism. […]

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Childcare crisis: Senate votes to help parents re-enter workforce

April 27, 2022

With Missouri’s childcare shortage costing the state an estimated $1.35 billion, lawmakers are continuing to advance an innovative budget proposal to help parents re-enter the workforce. The budget passed by […]

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Senate continues budget work

April 22, 2022

The state budget process continued in a Missouri Senate committee this week with lawmakers considering several important pro-business appropriations. Funding proposals under consideration include: Onshoring industries that are vital to […]

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Bill could trigger flood of new lawsuits against businesses

April 21, 2022

The Missouri House of Representatives has passed an egregious, anti-business bill that seeks to benefit trial attorneys at the expense of Missouri’s job creators. House Bill 1692 would create the […]

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

April 21, 2022

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 […]

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Senate passes utility modernization effort

April 14, 2022

Seeking to continue Missouri’s progress on utility modernization, the Missouri Senate has passed a bill with several important regulatory updates. In recent years, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

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Helping Missouri students explore local career opportunities

April 14, 2022

Legislation that would help Missouri students explore career opportunities in their communities continues to make progress in the General Assembly. On April 12 a Senate Committee heard testimony on a […]

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Bill to attract World Cup to Missouri moves forward

April 14, 2022

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 […]

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Member feature: New Twelve Degrees partnership to boost up-and-coming fund managers

April 14, 2022

The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company Stifel. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamberdreampress.stage.site Stifel Financial Corp., Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, and RCP […]

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