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Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Statement on USMCA progress

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Missouri Chamber President and CEO Dan Mehan issued the following statement in response to the news of progress on a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): The Missouri Chamber is pleased with the news of progress on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This agreement is critical to Missouri’s economy. Canada and Mexico are by far Missouri’s […]

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Tech Takeoff

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When the Missouri Chamber Foundation tasked economist Ted Abernathy with researching our state’s technology industry, he was surprised at what he found. “One of the things that stood out for us was just how strong the technology industry is in Missouri,” said Abernathy, principal of research firm Economic Leadership LLC and author of the Missouri […]

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Transportation infrastructure remains a deep concern for Missouri business community

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As a central state, Missouri’s economy is dependent on our connections. We are fortunate to have a well- developed network of highways, rail hubs and river ports that facilitate our economy. But our transportation system is critically underfunded. While the prospect of exciting future technologies like the Hyperloop may dominate in the headlines — and […]

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Businesses want a Missouri solution to rising health care costs

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By now, business leaders have long been conditioned to expect shocking health benefit rate increases on an annual basis. Rising prices impact every company that offers health insurance benefits, with small businesses feeling the most pain. Those costs are ultimately borne by our economy. It’s an increasingly urgent problem. In 2019, the Missouri Chamber conducted […]

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Let’s get to work on workforce

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With the 2020 Legislative Session just around the corner, the Missouri Chamber and policymakers are rolling up their sleeves to continue tackling Missouri employers’ #1 concern — workforce. In 2015, when the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Missouri 2030 study by Gallup revealed fewer than half of Missouri business leaders were satisfied with the availability of skilled […]

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It’s time to reform Missouri’s job-crushing legal climate

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For most businesses, their state’s legal climate is rarely an acute concern — until they are sued. Getting sued is an especially big problem for businesses in Missouri, which happens to have one of the nation’s worst legal climates. And even though our poor legal climate isn’t a day- to-day worry for many Missouri companies, […]

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30th Leadership Missouri class to convene in 2020

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Leadership Missouri is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020. The program, founded by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1990, identifies current and emerging leaders, enhances their leadership skills and deepens their knowledge of the state’s opportunities and challenges. Starting in April, the new class will gather in Jefferson City to […]

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Mourning Dennis Vinson

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is incredibly saddened to learn about the passing of Dennis Vinson. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Dennis’ wife, Joy, and his family, whom he was very proud of and loved immensely. Dennis was the President and CEO of Signature Packaging and Paper in Jackson, Missouri. As a […]

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As Missouri struggles with poor legal climate, Missouri Chamber provides tool to track trial attorney political contributions

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Which candidates are benefitting from the millions of dollars trial lawyers are pouring into Missouri elections each cycle? Which trial attorneys are spending the most? The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has an online tool called Money Trail to track trial lawyer contributions, which provides a clear view of the candidates who are funded by this […]

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