Missouri Business Headlines

Extending and expanding Fast Track scholarship opportunities to get adults back into school for in-demand skills

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It’s never too late to earn a degree, but some adults simply can’t afford it. That changed for many Missourians thanks to the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. Championed by the Missouri Chamber and passed into law in 2019, this financial aid program addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or […]

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Carol Mitchell joins Missouri Chamber as General Counsel

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce that Carol Mitchell has joined its Governmental Affairs team as General Counsel. Mitchell specializes in public safety, legal climate reform and labor issues, among others. An attorney and government affairs professional with experience in both the legal and political arenas, Mitchell most recently served […]

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OSHA vaccine and testing mandate reinstated

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Originally announced on Sept. 9 and temporarily blocked by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Biden Administration vaccinate-or-test rule for large employers has been reinstated. The mandate applies to employers with 100 or more employees firm-wide and is being overseen by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While an appeal to the US […]

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Celebrating 26 new Leadership Missouri graduates

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In a ceremony on December 9, the 2021 class of Leadership Missouri graduated 26 leaders from organizations across the state. The class spent the previous seven months traveling across Missouri, networking with peers and learning about challenges and opportunities facing our state. The celebration also marked the completion of the 30th class of the Leadership […]

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Statewide Survey: Drugs impact 70% of Missouri employers

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A new statewide survey illustrates a growing substance use disorder problem in Missouri workplaces, highlighting the need for a new focus on proactive policy and employer programs. The survey reveals the broad impact that drugs — including prescription medications, alcohol and other narcotics — are having in workplaces across Missouri today.  The survey was conducted […]

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New report places onus on St. Louis courts to implement legal climate reforms

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St. Louis has yet again been labeled a “Judicial Hellhole” in a new report from the American Tort Reform Foundation. While the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has successfully championed a number of critical legal climate reforms in recent years, American Tort Reform Foundation ranking places the onus on St. Louis courts to fall […]

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New Research Shows Missouri Loses $1.35 Billion in Annual Economic Opportunity Due to Childcare Gaps

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2021) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry today released a new report examining the impact of childcare challenges on Missouri’s state economy. The report is part of a broader “Untapped Potential” study of five U.S. states that reveals the cost of childcare […]

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Member Feature: Honoring a Leader and Embracing a Legacy

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The following article was shared by Missouri Chamber member company Steed Communities in honor of their founder Frank “Jay” Steed Jr. who died in October, 2021. Have a story to share? Contact Jacob Luecke at jluecke@mochamber.com Jay Steed was an icon of the Table Rock community, investing his time, talents, and vision to contribute to […]

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