Missouri Business Headlines

44th in the nation — Missouri Chamber demands action on lawsuit climate

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A new report released today reveals that Missouri ranks very near the bottom nationally for lawsuit climate. According to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Missouri’s legal climate ranks 44thin the nation. “Missouri has been making strong progress in recent years to become an attractive place for job growth and business investment. But ranking […]

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Chamber Benefit Plan health insurance now available across Missouri

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With the rising cost health insurance, many small businesses in Missouri have found themselves either priced out of the market or being forced to offer plans with fewer benefits. However, an innovative health insurance model is poised to change that for thousands of small businesses across the state. The Chamber Benefit Plan, available statewide on […]

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Energy & Environment Conference Highlights

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State and national experts came to Columbia on Aug. 20-21 to share policy and project updates as well as research on regulatory and market trends in the energy and environment sectors at the the Missouri Chamber’s  Energy & Environment Conference. Browse highlights from the conference below, or see more on Twitter with the hashtag #MoEE19. […]

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Missouri Chamber chosen as State Chamber of the Year finalist

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been selected as a finalist for the national State Chamber of the Year Award. The annual honor highlights innovative programs and best practices of state chambers and recognizes their leaders who have distinguished themselves by providing exceptional services and results for their membership. It is presented by […]

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Aug. 20-21: Energy and environment topics to be explored during conference in Columbia

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In today’s ever-evolving regulatory climate — and amid rapid advances in research and technology —it is critical for energy and environment stakeholders to remain on top of changes in their industries. That’s the goal behind the Missouri Chamber’s Aug. 20-21 Energy & Environment Conference, which is bringing state and national experts to Columbia to share […]

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Missouri celebrates National Hire A Veteran Day

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Veterans, business leaders, veteran support groups and government officials gathered at the Carnahan Memorial Garden in Jefferson City on July 25 to celebrate National Hire a Veteran Day. More than 450,000 veterans call Missouri home. And the best way to honor our veterans, said Col. Grace Link, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, is […]

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Court decision raises injury compensation question

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Missouri employer input is needed as policymakers consider future changes to the workers’ compensation system following a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling. In Cosby v. Treasurer as Custodian of the Second Injury Fund, the court determined that a worker who suffered an injury after January 1, 2014, could not be compensated by the Second Injury […]

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Launches New Program to Aid Small Business and Farm Disaster Recovery

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Launches New Program to Aid Small Business and Farm Recovery Following Natural Disasters Jefferson City, MO – Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced the launch of LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery, to assist small business owners and farmers who have been economically impacted by natural disasters including […]

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Federal disaster loans now available in Missouri counties impacted by storms and floods

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As Missourians work to recover from flooding and tornado activity, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Missouri businesses and residents in impacted counties. The SBA has also opened a business recovery center in Jefferson City to help Missouri businesses access all available resources following the […]

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