In March of 2020, a portion of the Missouri economy came to a sudden, intentional halt.
As the public health crisis around COVID-19 arrived in Missouri, many businesses across the state dramatically altered their operations as Missourians adopted social distancing practices to help stop the spread of the disease. These necessary actions have caused a profound and negative impact across Missouri’s economy.
The Uniting For Recovery plan is our COVID-19 economic response agenda to position the state for a strong recovery once the coronavirus threat passes. This plan is founded on the Missouri 2030 strategic initiative, which was established by the Missouri Chamber as a stable, data-backed plan that would guide the state toward economic progress even as political leadership changed and the state faced unexpected challenges. While a global pandemic was not foreseen when Missouri 2030 was conceived, the plan’s vision remains a clear guide Missouri must follow to emerge strong from this pandemic.
The Missouri Chamber, our members, Missouri’s diverse business community and our state policymakers ask for urgent action on the items contained in the Uniting For Recovery plan. We must act now to ensure our state’s economy can fully restart from this intentional pause in business and resume our progress toward economic leadership and prosperity for all Missourians.