Missouri Business Headlines

With Congress considering COVID-19 lawsuit protections, Missouri awaits action on special session

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As Congress rushes to pass another coronavirus relief package, business advocates and pro-jobs lawmakers are urging the inclusion of a measure to create lawsuit protections for employers that are following public health recommendations in an effort to keep employees and customers safe. COVID-19 lawsuits are a growing threat in Missouri and across the nation. Business […]

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$50 million grant program opens for Missouri businesses

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Gov. Mike Parson has announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses. “The COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted Missouri businesses,” said Parson. “However, this challenge has not stopped them from stepping up and finding new ways to serve Missourians. These critical programs will help Missouri businesses continue their operations, cover costs for increased […]

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Missouri Chamber to host virtual Diversity & Inclusion workshops, discussions for employers

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Employees and consumers alike are seeking out more socially responsible companies, and organizations have taken notice. More and more companies are taking intentional action to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for employees. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series will explore best practices and inspire frank discussion around […]

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Ways to continue to #BuyMO during reopening

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As Missouri reopens and our economic recovery continues, it’s important to support our state’s local businesses while being careful to help stop the spread of coronavirus. With that in mind, here are a few ways you can do your part to help keep yourself and others healthy while supporting your local business community.  Heed local […]

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Ameren Missouri launches new COVID-19 relief fund to help small businesses

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Ameren Missouri announced a new $500,000 energy assistance program for Missouri’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is open to small businesses and nonprofit customers with 50 or fewer employees who meet other eligibility requirements. “We understand the hardship that many of our small businesses are facing today to […]

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Gov. Parson signs broadband bill, puts $50m into expansion efforts

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On July 2, Gov. Mike Parson signed an important broadband bill into law and announced that $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will go toward broadband expansion. The COVID-19 crisis served as another reminder of the economic importance of having modern broadband services available across Missouri. As schools and businesses closed, students and workers […]

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Setting the stage for workforce recovery: Gov. Parson signs House Bill 2046

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As Missourians seek to return to work in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, a new state law signed by Gov. Mike Parson will help create more flexibility in the state’s workforce and enable greater career mobility. The law passed the legislature as House Bill 2046 and was championed by the Missouri Chamber of […]

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