Missouri Business Headlines

$50 million grant program opens for Missouri businesses

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Gov. Mike Parson has announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses. “The COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted Missouri businesses,” said Parson. “However, this challenge has not stopped them from stepping up and finding new ways to serve Missourians. These critical programs will help Missouri businesses continue their operations, cover costs for increased […]

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Missouri Chamber to host virtual Diversity & Inclusion workshops, discussions for employers

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Employees and consumers alike are seeking out more socially responsible companies, and organizations have taken notice. More and more companies are taking intentional action to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for employees. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series will explore best practices and inspire frank discussion around […]

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Ways to continue to #BuyMO during reopening

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As Missouri reopens and our economic recovery continues, it’s important to support our state’s local businesses while being careful to help stop the spread of coronavirus. With that in mind, here are a few ways you can do your part to help keep yourself and others healthy while supporting your local business community.  Heed local […]

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Ameren Missouri launches new COVID-19 relief fund to help small businesses

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Ameren Missouri announced a new $500,000 energy assistance program for Missouri’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is open to small businesses and nonprofit customers with 50 or fewer employees who meet other eligibility requirements. “We understand the hardship that many of our small businesses are facing today to […]

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Gov. Parson signs broadband bill, puts $50m into expansion efforts

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On July 2, Gov. Mike Parson signed an important broadband bill into law and announced that $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will go toward broadband expansion. The COVID-19 crisis served as another reminder of the economic importance of having modern broadband services available across Missouri. As schools and businesses closed, students and workers […]

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Setting the stage for workforce recovery: Gov. Parson signs House Bill 2046

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As Missourians seek to return to work in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, a new state law signed by Gov. Mike Parson will help create more flexibility in the state’s workforce and enable greater career mobility. The law passed the legislature as House Bill 2046 and was championed by the Missouri Chamber of […]

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Gov. Parson emphasizes need for action on COVID-19 lawsuits

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Gov. Parson again emphasized the need for a special legislative session to limit COVID-19 lawsuits during a legal reform bill signing event on July 1. He pointed out that workers across many industries are at risk for opportunistic lawsuits. “Whether it’s a convenience store, truck drivers, grocery store clerks — we’ve got to make sure […]

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Stop job-crushing lawsuits: Gov. Parson signs legal climate reforms into law

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed a critical piece of legislation to reform Missouri’s job-crushing legal climate. The governor signed Senate Bill 591 into law on July 1 during stops in St. Peters and Springfield. The law reforms Missouri’s punitive damage system and stops the abuse of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The bill was sponsored […]

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Missouri Chamber STEM Signing Day goes virtual, awards $25,000 in scholarships

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On June 26, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized outstanding students from across the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The second annual Missouri STEM Signing Day award ceremony was a virtual event streamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page. Each student received […]

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Open for lawsuits: Missouri lags in offering COVID-19 liability protection

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As more and more states enact measures to stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits, Missouri now stands out for its inaction. COVID-19 lawsuits are a growing threat in Missouri and across the nation. Led by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals have signed a letter asking Missouri Gov. Mike […]

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