Category Archives: Our View

Transportation is worth the investment

On the topic of Missouri’s transportation system, it’s easy to be a pessimist. Over the decades, our state’s hilly geography and numerous rivers led to the construction of thousands of bridges. Today, 860 of them are in poor condition. Our primary artery, Interstate 70, is crowded and expected to become even more congested in the coming years. Road fatalities climbed

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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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