Missouri Business Headlines

MEDIA ADVISORY – Leadership Missouri to meet in Jefferson City

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Missouri’s business leaders meet in Jefferson City to explore state and local government WHAT:           For more than 25 years Leadership Missouri has identified current and emerging business and government leaders throughout Missouri with a mission to enhance leadership skills, and deepen participants’ knowledge of the economic challenges and opportunities facing the state. This class […]

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Ending soon, lawmakers seek to extend the Manufacturing Jobs Act

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Not long after the Manufacturing Jobs Act became law in 2010, Missouri’s automotive industry shifted into high gear. Both Ford and General Motors invested hundreds of millions of dollars to grow their manufacturing footprints in the state. Thousands of jobs were retained and created. In exchange for the job growth, the automotive companies were allowed […]

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ESOP bill sees bipartisan support on Senate floor

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Legislation to encourage more employee ownership of Missouri companies continues to gain momentum in the General Assembly after passing its first test on the Senate floor. Senate Bill 856 would entice Missouri business owners to sell to their employees by providing a 50 percent tax credit on capital gains from the sale. At least 30 […]

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Missouri House gives initial approval to legislation to preserve arbitration agreements – a benefit for both employers and employees

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The Missouri House of Representatives has given first-round approval to legislation that strengthens employment arbitration law – protecting this employment tool for employers and employees in Missouri. The vote was 89-62. “The U.S. Supreme Court and state courts throughout the nation have consistently upheld arbitration agreements as reasonable and acceptable alternatives to dispute resolution,” Rep. […]

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Transportation funding measure passed by the Senate

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A bill to provide a fix to the state’s transportation funding shortfall was third read and passed by the Senate by a vote of 21-10 this week, sending it to the House for further debate. Senate Bill 623 proposes an increase to the state’s fuel tax to ensure Missouri has adequate funding to maintain the […]

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Missouri Chamber advocates for biosimilar legislation

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This week the House Health and Mental Health Committee approved Senate Bill 875. The legislation is intended to modernize Missouri law to allow for safe substitutions of an interchangeable biological product for a prescribed medication. Interchangeable biological products, or “biosimilars”, are products that are licensed by the FDA and determined to be highly similar to […]

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Senate gives preliminary approval of transportation funding legislation

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A bill to increase transportation funding in Missouri gained first round approval by the Missouri Senate on a voice vote. Senate Bill 623, sponsored by Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, would ask Missouri voters to approve an increase in the fuel tax by 5.9 cents, bringing Missouri’s state motor fuel tax to 22.9 cents per gallon. […]

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Missouri Chamber encourages senators to fund Super Hornet program

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Recently the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry sent letters to Sens. Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R) urging them to support the Navy’s “unfunded requirement” for 14 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and its request for 2 aircraft in the Overseas Contingency Operations fund to replace aircraft lost during wartime operations.  The Fiscal Year […]

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Manufacturing Institute honors two Missouri women in manufacturing

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With women having become a strong force in science, technology, engineering and math, the Manufacturing Institute has recognized those who have been the best of the best in the industry. This is the fourth year the Manufacturing Institute has recognized women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and production with the STEP Ahead […]

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St. Louis tech, academic and professional environment keeps NGA jobs in Missouri

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency officially announced on March 31 that it has chosen St. Louis as the preferred site for its $1.75 billion expansion. The expansion means more than 3,000 jobs will be retained in the region. Missouri’s workforce and strength of our higher education resources in the region were cited by NGA director Robert […]

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