Missouri Business Headlines

Uniting for Recovery: Lawmakers must shield COVID-19 heroes from opportunistic lawsuits

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During the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri health care professionals have dealt with extraordinary challenges and placed themselves in harm’s way to serve the sick. In addition, manufacturers across the state rapidly altered their operations to help fill the state’s critical demand for personal protective equipment. These Missourians should be recognized as heroes. Now state lawmakers must […]

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Uniting for Recovery: A COVID-19 Economic Response Agenda

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In March, a portion of the Missouri economy came to a sudden, intentional halt. As the public health crisis around COVID-19 arrived in Missouri, many businesses across the state had to dramatically alter their operations as Missourians adopted social distancing practices to help stop the spread of the disease. These necessary actions had a profound […]

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With funding lapsed, what can businesses do now?

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While business relief loan programs including the popular Paycheck Protection Program have run out of federal funding, many organizations are continuing to struggle due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. According to the latest notice from the Small Business Administration, they are unable to accept new applications for assistance due to a lapse in funding. The […]

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Missouri Chamber sets priority legislation for remainder of session

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The Missouri General Assembly has announced plans to return to the Capitol on April 27 to finish out the legislative session. “We will continue to work toward finding the right balance between protecting the safety of [Missouri Legislature] members, staff and the public and understanding the critical nature of the work we have been elected […]

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Missouri Legislature passes supplemental budget with billions in COVID-19 funding

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The Missouri General Assembly has passed a historic $6 billion supplemental budget bill to fund the state through the end of the fiscal year and help the state fight COVID-19. The budget includes $5.6 billion in federal funding to help supplant projected decreases in General Revenue and ensure no essential services are cut. Highlights of the […]

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PPE still needed—How businesses can help during coronavirus

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As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, more personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed for medical caregivers and first responders who will come in contact with patients. From donating existing supplies to shifting production to manufacture PPE, there are several ways Missouri’s businesses and manufacturers can join the effort. PPE Donation and Manufacturing If you are […]

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Statement: Missouri statewide stay-at-home order

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The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports Gov. Mike Parson’s decision to implement a statewide stay-at-home order. This decision was made out of necessity and we applaud the governor for allowing essential business operations, and […]

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Starting April 3: Paycheck Protection Program can provide relief for small Missouri businesses

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The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative, called the Paycheck Protection Program, provides loans to eligible small businesses that maintain their payroll during this crisis. These loans can be forgiven based on a calculation that […]

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Missouri small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can now access Disaster Assistance Loans

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Missouri small businesses that are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can now take advantage of disaster assistance resources from the federal Small Business Administration. Businesses that are interested in the program can learn more and apply here: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ This document explains the SBA disaster assistance process. “Many small businesses across the state of Missouri […]

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