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Jefferson City Tornado Update

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Friends, As you probably have heard, an EF-3 tornado hit Jefferson City at around 11:45pm last night. Though the damage citywide is extensive, thankfully there have been no fatalities. The tornado came within blocks of our headquarters, but our building took only very minor damage. The Missouri Chamber was back open for business by 1pm. […]

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Preparing the workforce with One Start, Fast Track legislation

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Missouri had a wake-up call in 2015 when the Missouri 2030 Gallup survey showed that only 44 percent of the state’s business leaders were satisfied with the availability of skilled workers. Since then, the Missouri Chamber has been leading the charge to bring new workforce programs to the state while also working to align Missouri’s […]

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

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The 2019 Legislative Session brought huge progress for the Missouri business community, driven by the goals of #MO2030. Watch how our advocacy team worked tirelessly with state leaders and the #moleg to help bring economic growth to Missouri! pic.twitter.com/a670ecs2Sf — Missouri Chamber (@MissouriChamber) May 17, 2019 The Missouri Chamber established its strategic plan for the […]

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GM incentive bill, legal reforms will help state compete for jobs

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For many years, Missouri’s economic reputation has been hurt by having one of the nation’s worst legal cli-mates. National rankings show there is a real problem. Missouri ranks 49th in the most recent U.S. Chamber Institute for Judicial Reform state legal climate survey. The American Tort Reform Association ranked St. Lou-is as the nation’s fourth […]

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New funding will help repair state’s bridges

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Missouri’s transportation infrastructure remains a major concern for our state’s employers. The Missouri 2030 Gallup survey showed that only 37 percent of the state’s business leaders were satisfied with Missouri’s basic infrastructure. With the state having made little progress on infrastructure in recent years, it’s likely that number has further deteriorated. After a 2018 effort […]

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Making a Statement

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Economic development and workforce efforts have taken on an inspiring tone in recent years as Missourians have rallied around the leadership of Gov. Mike Parson and the mantras of becoming “Best in Midwest” and building our “Talent for Tomorrow.” In 2019, the Missouri General Assembly turned those ideas into action, passing transformative legislation that aligns […]

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

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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 while addressing two of the biggest issues facing our state’s entire business community: workforce preparation and economic competitiveness. The legislation now needs only a signature […]

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Bill passed to create consistent statewide agriculture regulatory framework

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The state legislature has passed a bill to create a consistent statewide regulatory framework that will allow agriculture businesses and rural economies to flourish. Senate Bill 391, sponsored by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City), gives farmers an equal opportunity in every county to use today’s modern tools, technology and approaches to agriculture production. This legislation […]

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Senate Bill 68: It’s time for a vote

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The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Enough is enough. It’s time for a vote. The Missouri Legislature must get past the obstruction in the Senate and pass Senate Bill 68. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry strongly supports Senate Bill […]

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Final week — We are fighting for these 12 issues

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Start the countdown — the 2019 Legislative Session ends at 6 p.m. this Friday. Lawmakers are hastening to finalize bills, and the Missouri Chamber is focused on advocating for 12 important legislative issues that are poised to cross the finish line and land on the governor’s desk. As we continue to work in the state […]

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