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Missouri Chamber praises Gov. Parson’s vaccination incentive plan

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Today the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry praised Gov. Mike Parson’s announcement of a new incentive plan to encourage Missourians to get vaccinated. “We applaud Gov. Parson for adding this incentive program to the ongoing coronavirus response efforts — we need to be using all the tools at our disposal to promote these safe, […]

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Missouri Chamber successfully advocates against detrimental redefinition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas

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The Missouri Chamber has successfully opposed a federal proposal to redefine the population designation for a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) from a minimum of 50,000 to 100,000. If implemented, this change would have been detrimental to the economic health of the state. In March the Missouri Chamber submitted a letter in opposition to the change. […]

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COVID Stops Here: Missouri Chamber launches campaign to encourage vaccination

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A new campaign will recognize Missouri workplaces that are leading the fight against COVID-19. The COVID Stops Here campaign celebrates Missouri employers that have achieved widespread vaccination among their staff members. Organizations that have achieved at least a 70% vaccination rate are eligible to receive a COVID Stops Here designation. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce […]

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New law will boost apprenticeship in Missouri

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The Missouri MOST 529 education savings plan has long been a vital tool that has helped Missourians save for higher education expenses. But a new law signed by Gov. Mike Parson will add more flexibility to the program — including allowing 529 savings to be used for apprenticeship expenses. Missouri is considered a leader in apprenticeships. In […]

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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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  From Missouri Business magazine 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 […]

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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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