Category Archives: Our View

An open letter to our new governor

The headquarters of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry sits on the eastern end of Jefferson City’s capitol district. From our vantage point, state office towers and the Capitol dome form the western horizon. The governor’s mansion and some incredible public gardens are just a short walk away, near the historic train depot and our vibrant downtown. This is

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There’s a growing sentiment that action is needed on workforce

For as long as I can remember, the conversation about improving Missouri’s economy has largely revolved around a trio of issues: lowering costs, crafting fair regulations and creating growth-based incentives. When I have met with business leaders around the state, those three topics have typically been what they’ve wanted to talk about. Thus, that’s where the Missouri Chamber of Commerce

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A Season to Remember

It’s late August as I write this, and something incredible is happening in the baseball standings. In the American League, the Kansas City Royals have the top record and are running away in their division. Just down I-70, the St. Louis Cardinals have the most wins in all of baseball, as they compete in a tight divisional race. With the

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Looking Under the Surface

In Missouri, there’s a lot more happening under the surface than you might imagine. This issue of Missouri Business explores that idea quite literally. Mining has played a huge role in the development of our state. Even today, Missouri continues to be home to one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, producing some of the highest-quality lead on earth.

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