Missouri Business Headlines

Voters back pro-jobs leadership, employers demand urgent action on COVID-19 lawsuits

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Missouri voters have made their voices heard, selecting a strong pro-jobs majority to represent them in Jefferson City. Missourians elected Gov. Mike Parson, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and 42 of the 44 legislative candidates endorsed by the Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee. These leaders will face challenging circumstances in January as they are sworn into […]

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Missouri voters pass Amendment 3, end radical redistricting effort

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An effort to give Missouri voters a final say on how legislative districts are drawn was successful on election night as voters chose to end a radical redistricting experiment that threatened to upend the state’s pro-business progress. Amendment 3 was passed with 51% of Missourians voting in favor. The passage of Amendment 3 is a […]

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US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, tech employers tout apprenticeship expansion

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Apprenticeships are booming in Missouri as a vital tool to help build a strong workforce while preparing displaced and underemployed workers for hard-to-fill tech jobs. Missouri employers shared this message with US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia during a roundtable discussion in St. Louis on Oct. 29. Several of Missouri’s leading technology companies — including […]

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Amendment 3

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On November 3, Missouri voters will have the final say in how state legislative districts will be drawn. Amendment 3 asks Missouri voters three questions: Whether most lobbyist gifts to legislators should be banned; Whether campaign contribution limits should be lowered; and Whether re-districting after the decennial census should be conducted with partisan interests or […]

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Report cites ways to make Missouri leading logistics hub

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Today the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry released a highly anticipated report with recommendations to help the state grow as a leading logistics hub: Transportation2030. “Our transportation infrastructure could be one of the greatest economic opportunities for our state — or one of the greatest economic failures of our generation,” said Daniel P. Mehan, […]

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Missouri Chamber PAC releases Nov. 3 endorsements

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The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee has released its full slate of endorsements ahead of the November 3 General election. As Missouri seeks to rebound from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic it will be critical to elect leaders who are committed to rebuilding our economy and growing jobs in our state. “We […]

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Statement: “Gov. Mike Parson is a champion for the state of Missouri”

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Statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “Gov. Mike Parson is a champion for the state of Missouri. Since day one, he has focused his administration on growing our economy by enhancing our state’s efforts to prepare Missourians for the workforce. He is a tireless advocate for improving […]

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Missouri Chamber welcomes Jim Simpson as VP of Business Development

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to welcome Jim Simpson as Vice President of Business Development. Simpson’s background includes participating in efforts to elect business-minded legislators and grow a business caucus. He also served a key role in a campaign to reform the workers’ compensation system which eliminated much of the fraud […]

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Oct. 2: Thousands of Missouri students set to explore careers in manufacturing

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Each October, factories across Missouri open their doors to students as a way to showcase careers in the manufacturing industry. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking this annual tradition online with a statewide virtual Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 2. The virtual event will feature detailed video […]

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Missouri Apprentice Connect: Innovative statewide apprentice matching service launches

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is excited to announce the launch of a new statewide apprenticeship matching service: Missouri Apprentice Connect. Developed in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, this innovative service helps employers with registered apprenticeship programs find aspiring apprentices. The site also makes it easier for […]

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