Missouri Business Headlines

PPE still needed—How businesses can help during coronavirus

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As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, more personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed for medical caregivers and first responders who will come in contact with patients. From donating existing supplies to shifting production to manufacture PPE, there are several ways Missouri’s businesses and manufacturers can join the effort. PPE Donation and Manufacturing If you are […]

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Statement: Missouri statewide stay-at-home order

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The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports Gov. Mike Parson’s decision to implement a statewide stay-at-home order. This decision was made out of necessity and we applaud the governor for allowing essential business operations, and […]

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Starting April 3: Paycheck Protection Program can provide relief for small Missouri businesses

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The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative, called the Paycheck Protection Program, provides loans to eligible small businesses that maintain their payroll during this crisis. These loans can be forgiven based on a calculation that […]

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Missouri small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can now access Disaster Assistance Loans

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Missouri small businesses that are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can now take advantage of disaster assistance resources from the federal Small Business Administration. Businesses that are interested in the program can learn more and apply here: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ This document explains the SBA disaster assistance process. “Many small businesses across the state of Missouri […]

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Missouri Executive Order issued in response to coronavirus

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A new executive order in Missouri authorizes executive agencies to waive or suspend certain regulations and statutes that could interfere with the current coronavirus epidemic.  We don’t have the full list of specific regulations/statutes that are being abated via EO 20-04, but the individual agencies are expected to release that shortly. As of now we know […]

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2020 Show-Me Manufacturing Video Contest open for voting

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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual Show-Me Manufacturing Video Contest is now open for voting. This annual competition challenges students to create videos answering the question, “What’s so cool about manufacturing?” High school teams across Missouri went behind the scenes at their local factories to find out. From screenprinting to parts-manufacturing […]

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Pfizer Outlines Five-Point Plan to Battle COVID-19

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Pfizer today issued a five-point plan calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join the company in committing to unprecedented collaboration to combat COVID-19. Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, made the following statement: “In this troubling time, Pfizer is committed to doing all we can to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies, including Pfizer, […]

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Committees consider workforce development package

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On the heels of a sweeping workforce package passed last session, the Missouri Legislature is keeping the momentum going this year with another workforce development bill which would give schools more freedom to innovate and help students explore various higher education and career pathways. The legislation is contained in Senate Bill 830 and House Bill […]

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In historic vote, Missouri Senate passes statewide PDMP legislation

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After years of efforts to pass legislation creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to address Missouri’s opioid crisis, the Missouri Senate passed House Bill 1693 on March 12 — an important step forward for the safety and health of communities and businesses across the state. Until now, Missouri has been the only state in […]

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