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Missouri business community applauds Gov. Parson signing Senate Bill 68 into law

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On July 10, Gov. Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law, a piece of legislation that will bolster Missouri’s economic development and workforce programs. Senate Bill 68 was sponsored by Sen. Lincoln Hough, a Republican from Springfield. The provisions in the bill were recommendations of the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Workforce2030 Report released in 2018, […]

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No longer the nation’s courtroom — Gov. Parson signs Senate Bill 7

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In an effort to improve Missouri’s legal climate and compete for jobs, Gov. Mike Parson has signed Senate Bill 7, stopping greedy trial attorneys from flooding Missouri courtrooms with out-of-state claims. The new law reforms the state’s venue and joinder laws, stopping the flow of thousands of out-of-state cases into Kansas City and St. Louis […]

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Debbie Dewey elected to the Missouri Chamber Board of Directors

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Debbie Dewey has been elected to the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board of Directors. As president of Missouri American Water, Dewey drives the company’s operational results and strengthens customer, regulatory and local government relationships. “Without the commitment and direction of the hundreds of men and women who have served on our board over […]

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Border war truce signed into law

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed into law the border war bill, legislation aimed at ending the flow of wasteful economic incentive dollars between Kansas and Missouri. Gov. Parson signed Senate Bill 182 during a ceremony at Kansas City’s Union Station. The bill is an effort to curb the practice of shuffling jobs across the Missouri/Kansas […]

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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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