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Ten to watch: Bills tied to 10 big issues are filed and ready to move

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Missouri legislators returned to Jefferson City this week to formally kick off the 2020 Legislative Session. The first days of session are mostly a procedural exercise as the House and Senate prepare for months of hearings, floor debate and votes. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has an aggressive list of legislative priorities for […]

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Meet your lobbying team: The experts advocating for your business in the Missouri Capitol this session

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The Missouri Chamber’s full-time lobbyists are at the capitol every day — so you don’t have to be. As the 2020 Legislative Session progresses, our lobbyists ensure that employers’ voices are heard on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues to keep Missouri business strong. Their work includes advancing the issues contained in the Missouri Chamber’s 2020 […]

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2019 By the Numbers: The Missouri Chamber’s Year in Review

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There is no doubt that 2019 will go down as a historic year for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This was an incredible year of growth and success for our organization. We helped pass strong pro-business legislation. We launched new programs and educational seminars. Our membership grew and our organization’s finances became even stronger. […]

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New year brings reduced corporate tax rate in Missouri

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January 1, 2020 is the start of a new decade and the beginning of a new corporate tax rate for many Missouri businesses. For all tax years starting on or after the first of the year, corporations will see a reduction in their tax rates from 6.25% to 4.0%. In 2018, the General Assembly passed […]

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Missouri’s minimum wage is about to increase

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The new year will bring a higher cost of doing businesses for many employers across Missouri. On Jan. 1, 2020, the state’s minimum wage will rise to $9.45. The increase was written into law in 2018 when voters approved Proposition B, which raises the minimum wage each year until it reaches $12 per hour in […]

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GM invests in Missouri

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Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released the following statement regarding the General Motors investment in Missouri: “Today’s announcement that General Motors is bringing a major investment to Missouri is tremendous news for our state. The plant in Wentzville is a cornerstone economic asset for Missouri. […]

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Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Statement on USMCA progress

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Missouri Chamber President and CEO Dan Mehan issued the following statement in response to the news of progress on a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): The Missouri Chamber is pleased with the news of progress on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This agreement is critical to Missouri’s economy. Canada and Mexico are by far Missouri’s […]

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Tech Takeoff

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When the Missouri Chamber Foundation tasked economist Ted Abernathy with researching our state’s technology industry, he was surprised at what he found. “One of the things that stood out for us was just how strong the technology industry is in Missouri,” said Abernathy, principal of research firm Economic Leadership LLC and author of the Missouri […]

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Transportation infrastructure remains a deep concern for Missouri business community

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As a central state, Missouri’s economy is dependent on our connections. We are fortunate to have a well- developed network of highways, rail hubs and river ports that facilitate our economy. But our transportation system is critically underfunded. While the prospect of exciting future technologies like the Hyperloop may dominate in the headlines — and […]

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Businesses want a Missouri solution to rising health care costs

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By now, business leaders have long been conditioned to expect shocking health benefit rate increases on an annual basis. Rising prices impact every company that offers health insurance benefits, with small businesses feeling the most pain. Those costs are ultimately borne by our economy. It’s an increasingly urgent problem. In 2019, the Missouri Chamber conducted […]

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