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A booming business

As state bans end, a burst of growth Missouri’s long-held status as a lone bastion for fireworks has, as of late, all but fizzled out. In recent years many states tossed aside their consumer fireworks bans to reap the tax benefits of in-state sales. “They were tired of families going across state lines to buy fireworks and then bringing them

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American Petroleum Institute releases annual energy report

American Petroleum Institute CEO and President Jack Gerard presented his annual API State of American Energy Report last week. In the report, he notes that American energy has lowered costs for businesses and industry, spurring the manufacturing sector’s renaissance and bringing a number of manufacturers back to the U.S. from overseas. Producers of steel, chemicals, plastics and other products have

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Wonders of Wildlife National Museum Opening

After nine years in the making, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield has finally opened its doors to the public. The largest immersive wildlife experience in the world celebrated its grand opening on September 21 with a gala and ribbon-cutting ceremony graced by several famous guests including former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.

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PACE: Creating Jobs, Boosting Missouri’s Economy

Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, entered Missouri markets only a few years ago, and local businesses and communities across the state are already reaping the benefits. Residential PACE provides up-front financing for homeowners to make energy-efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to their homes, then pay over time through a line item on their property tax bill. City and county

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Overcoming Obstacles to Starting a Small Business in the Show-Me State

Small business constitutes a large part of the Missouri economy and provides sustainable jobs for many Missourians. Missouri has 461,259 small businesses, according to the most current federal data. Of those small businesses, 131,405 have employees. The remaining 329,854 are small businesses that have no employees. These small business statistics for Missouri do not include all self-employed individuals working in

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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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