CATEGORY News

Fast Track program can help employers fill jobs and upskill workers

November 22, 2022

More adults in the state can receive funding for postsecondary education and training to join the workforce thanks to legislative changes made to the Fast Track Incentive Grants in the […]

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Missouri Chamber Annual Meeting focuses on drivers of business growth

November 16, 2022

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized business leaders and lawmakers helping advance our economy during its Annual Meeting in Springfield on November 17. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was […]

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Missouri Chamber offers free apprenticeship web portal

November 16, 2022

There is an increasing amount of apprenticeship opportunities in Missouri, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a free way to access those opportunities. Missouri Apprentice Connect helps […]

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Missouri Chamber is helping grow future tech workforce through successful apprenticeship program

November 14, 2022

More than 2,000 apprentices have been trained through a training program led by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2020, the Missouri Chamber earned a $6 million grant […]

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Missouri Chamber investment in the election has positive outcome

November 09, 2022

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry invested more than $500,000 in the 2022 Election to help elect pro-business candidates. It is the most money the organization has ever deployed […]

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Employers must prepare as voters pass Amendment 3 to legalize recreational marijuana

November 09, 2022

Missouri voters have legalized recreational marijuana in the state. Amendment 3 will change existing provisions regarding medical marijuana use, as well as allow individuals aged twenty-one years and older to […]

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Missouri Chamber webinar provides information on ways to improve child care in the state

November 03, 2022

Officials who deal with child care issues in Missouri have said the pandemic exacerbated a crisis for providing child care and the system has not rebounded from these challenges. How […]

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Missouri Chamber provides summary of statewide ballot measures

November 02, 2022

There are five statewide measures on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in Missouri. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has summarized each one for informational purposes and highlighted […]

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Vibrant exchange of ideas at Workforce2030 Conference

November 02, 2022

Over 200 business leaders from across Missouri learned ways to thrive and have a vibrant workforce, now and into the year 2030, during a recent conference sponsored by the Missouri […]

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Missouri Chamber welcomes two new team members

October 17, 2022

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes two new members to the governmental affairs department. Heidi Geisbuhler Sutherland and Phillip Arnzen will both serve as a Director of Legislative Affairs.  Sutherland […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC announces four endorsements in the November 8 elections

October 17, 2022

The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee announced this week its support of four candidates for Missouri State Senate in the November 8 General Election. The endorsed candidates are:  Senate District […]

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The Missouri Technology Alliance offers a look inside Missouri tech and innovation

October 17, 2022

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently offered state lawmakers and members of the business community a chance to learn more about the state of tech and innovation in […]

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Missouri among 11 states to get federal business support funds

October 17, 2022

The Show Me State will get nearly $100 million from the State Small Business Credit Initiative that Congress reauthorized and expanded in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, known as […]

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Two Missouri Chamber members recognized among 50 most powerful women in business

October 11, 2022

Two members of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce are considered by Fortune Magazine to be among “The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business” in the world. Sarah London was ranked […]

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Help us make Missouri safer

October 06, 2022

To address an issue employers told us was a top priority for them, the Missouri Chamber is looking to put together a steering committee to deal with public safety issues. […]

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Oct. 7: Virtual Manufacturing Day

October 06, 2022

Thousands of Missouri students set to explore careers in manufacturing Each October, factories across Missouri open their doors to students as a way to showcase careers in the manufacturing industry. […]

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Some businesses will benefit from the special session tax cut

October 06, 2022

This week, Gov. Mike Parson signed two bills into law, officially ending the special session. The bills decrease personal income tax rates and address legislation that was vetoed in the […]

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Missouri works to narrow the child care gap facing employees and employers

September 22, 2022

Even before the COVID pandemic, child care shortages were putting a strain on Missouri’s workforce. Unfortunately, the pandemic made that problem worse, and a study conducted by the Missouri Chamber […]

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Tax-cut proposal passed by Senate, now in the hands of House lawmakers

September 22, 2022

Lawmakers were back in the Capitol this week addressing the governor’s call for a special session to decrease personal income tax rates and address agricultural-focused tax credits that he vetoed […]

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Missouri Chamber works with MU Extension to provide recovery friendly workplace resources

September 22, 2022

More than 70 percent of Missouri employers suffer consequences due to drug misuse. Nearly 50 percent of those surveyed said their business has experienced absenteeism due to drugs and 19 […]

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Closing the IT Gap

August 24, 2022

$6M Missouri Chamber apprenticeship grant is a game changer for the tech industry This story was featured in the Summer 2022 issue of Missouri Business magazine. Jazmin Delgado is on […]

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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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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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