Missouri Business Headlines

Gov. Parson signs Senate Bill 51 to stop frivolous COVID-19 litigation

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With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Mike Parson has ensured that Missouri’s businesses will not fall victim to frivolous, job-crushing COVID-19 lawsuits. The Missouri Chamber’s call for action on this issue was joined by roughly 800 employers and Missourians who signed a letter in support of enacting policy to stop predatory COVID-19 litigation. Gov. Parson signed […]

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Ready to work: New laws and funding will help break down barriers to employment

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From Missouri Business magazine As employers seek to rebound following the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread workforce challenges are making it harder to return to normal.  This is illustrated by the state’s job market numbers, which this spring showed more than 115,000 open jobs and 130,000 unemployed Missourians. Yet the answer isn’t as easy as plugging workers into available […]

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We stopped the wave: With victory over COVID-19 lawsuits, employers can reopen with greater confidence

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From Missouri Business magazine The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry came into the 2021 session sounding the alarm about a major threat to the state’s economic recovery — a rising wave of COVID-19 lawsuits.  After a key late session push, the Missouri Chamber succeeded as lawmakers passed legislation to protect employers from being dragged into […]

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A reason for optimism: Missouri2030 progress

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How about some good news? The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is now five years into our statewide Missouri2030 strategic vision and the latest competitiveness numbers show Missouri is making strong progress.  It all started in 2015 when we did a deep dive into how Missouri stacks up compared to other states. The numbers […]

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Eight Missouri high school graduates earn $1,000 Show-Me Scholars scholarships

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has selected eight graduating high school seniors from around Missouri to receive $1,000 scholarships through its Show-Me Scholars & Tech Masters program. The scholarships are funded thanks to the generosity of AT&T Missouri. This program is a statewide effort to encourage Missouri high school students to study more rigorously by bringing […]

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Gov. Parson signs bill to level playing field for Main Street businesses

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Since the arrival of e-commerce, physical stores in Missouri have been competing at a big disadvantage. However, in response to the Missouri business community united under the Missouri Chamber, state lawmakers have finally put all retailers on equal footing by requiring online sellers to collect sales tax. This concept, commonly called the “Wayfair fix,” comes […]

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Arbitration fairness bill signed

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By signing House Bill 345 on June 29, Gov. Mike Parson has ensured more fair arbitration procedures in Missouri by allowing all involved parties to have a voice in discussions. This new language was needed because under Missouri law as interpreted by the courts, an insurance company only has the right to defend themselves in […]

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Innovative delivery technology bill gets Gov. Parson’s signature

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Companies will soon be able to deploy innovative delivery technology in Missouri thanks to a bill Gov. Mike Parson signed on June 22. Senate Bill 176 was sponsored by Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) and handled in the House by Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit). As the economy continues to recover and evolve, it is vital […]

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Show-Me Careers coming to St. Louis, KC, Cape Girardeau

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Show-Me Careers, one of the Missouri Chamber’s many workforce development efforts to expand educator and student career awareness, is growing this summer. Led by Missouri Chamber Vice President of Education Programs Brian Crouse, the program offers a week-long experience where educators go inside a variety of companies that offer great career opportunities accessible to high […]

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Thirty participants join 30th annual Leadership Missouri class

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The Missouri Chamber is celebrating three decades of its exclusive professional development program. Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri identifies current and emerging leaders to enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the state. Due to the program being postponed for pandemic safety reasons in 2020, the 2021 participants comprise the 30th class. The […]

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