CATEGORY Economic Development

Missouri outpacing U.S. in manufacturing job growth

July 19, 2023

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, total manufacturing employment has grown 5.7% in Missouri, outpacing national growth of 1.6%, according to the Missouri Chamber’s latest quarterly economic report. Ted […]

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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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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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Pro sports teams, casinos urge Senate committee to legalize sports betting

April 07, 2022

As lawmakers mull the possibility of joining a growing number of states that allow gambling on sports, a Senate committee held a hearing this week for two such bills approved […]

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Regulatory sandbox proposed to help spur innovation

March 28, 2022

With Missouri seeking to become a hub for tech and innovation growth, lawmakers are considering legislation to help nurture nascent business ideas in the state. The Regulatory Sandbox Act would […]

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SB 652 keeps Missouri in the running to become World Cup host

February 17, 2022

A Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to help keep Missouri in the running to become a host of the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament. Kansas City, Mo. is […]

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Missouri business community applauds Gov. Parson signing Senate Bill 68 into law

July 10, 2019

On July 10, Gov. Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law, a piece of legislation that will bolster Missouri’s economic development and workforce programs. Senate Bill 68 was sponsored […]

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Border war truce signed into law

June 12, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson has signed into law the border war bill, legislation aimed at ending the flow of wasteful economic incentive dollars between Kansas and Missouri. Gov. Parson signed Senate […]

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Missouri stands out for economic progress under Gov. Parson, Missouri 2030

May 17, 2019

The Missouri Chamber established its strategic plan for the state, Missouri 2030, to provide a consistent and focused direction for Missouri policymakers with workforce, infrastructure and competitiveness driving the agenda. […]

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Legislature passes a bold plan to spur economic growth, attract General Motors investment

May 14, 2019

Following an extensive filibuster in the Missouri Senate, lawmakers have finally passed Senate Bill 68, a critical piece of legislation aimed at enabling a major General Motors expansion in Wentzville […]

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Gov. Parson unveils plan to attract GM investment

May 09, 2019

With limited time remaining before the end of the 2019 Missouri Legislative Session, Gov. Mike Parson and supportive lawmakers are pushing a plan to attract a potential General Motors investment […]

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Truce nears in Missouri/Kansas border war

April 18, 2019

Missouri lawmakers are continuing to push legislation that could finally end the economic border war between Missouri and Kansas. On April 16, the Missouri House Economic Development Committee passed Senate Bill […]

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