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Legislators look to improve Missouri Works economic development program

April 12, 2024

Lawmakers are considering a bill to improve Missouri’s top incentive tool for business expansion and retention. HB 2479 is sponsored by Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal). The legislation makes changes to […]

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Missouri Chamber supports improvements to popular tax credit program

March 15, 2024

A popular tax credit program that aims to bring more jobs to the state could be improved under a bill supported by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A […]

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Missouri Chamber supports effort to drive new business creation

February 23, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is backing a bill that would help incentivize investment in startup businesses across the state. Known as the “Missouri Angel Investment Incentive Act,” […]

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Missouri Chamber supports business development measures    

February 09, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported legislation this week in the Senate Economic Development and Tax Policy Committee that would incentivize business owners who want to rehabilitate historic […]

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Missouri Chamber supports Gov. Parson’s top priorities

January 26, 2024

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivered his final State of the State address this week, with many of his top priorities aligning with the goals of the business community as outlined […]

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Tax credits vital to redevelopment projects

January 26, 2024

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry testified in favor of two tax credits that can be economic drivers for downtown and historic preservation projects. Both bills were introduced this […]

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Senate committee hears expansion of MOBUCK$ program

January 19, 2024

Legislation that would offer financial support to Missouri small businesses and farmers received a warm welcome in the Senate this week. Senate Insurance and Banking Committee chair Sen. Sandy Crawford […]

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Megaprojects bill receives initial hearing

January 19, 2024

Major manufacturing projects are coming back to the United States – and Missouri is looking to be in on the action. Legislation (HB 1480) introduced in the House Economic Development […]

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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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