Hillary Clinton slams big business in DNC speech

Hillary Clinton formally gave her acceptance speech last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The core takeaway was a phrase she repeated several times, that she will make the economy one that “works for everyone.” Clinton’s speech suggests heavier tax burdens and regulations on corporations, as she boldly announces her plan to… Read More Hillary Clinton slams big business in DNC speech

Ray McCarty to speak at RubinBrown’s tax seminar in Kansas City

On August 2, RubinBrown will host a Missouri Tax Legislation and Business Development Update to discuss ever-changing local and state tax policy and how business is effected. The event is free, and will feature special guest speakers including Associated Industry of Missouri’s President/CEO, Ray McCarty. The seminar will focus on: General overview of the legislative season Tax… Read More Ray McCarty to speak at RubinBrown’s tax seminar in Kansas City

New pork processing plant will create 160 new jobs in Pleasant Hope

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that Moon Ridge Foods unveiled its new pork processing plant in Pleasant Hope, MO – one that will create 160 jobs in the surrounding area. Moon Ridge Foods used almost all local labor for the construction of the facility, and they will offer wages and benefits… Read More New pork processing plant will create 160 new jobs in Pleasant Hope

NAM’s President and CEO Jay Timmons highlights manufacturing priorities for candidates on CNN

Associated Industries of Missouri is the sole official designated partner of the National Association of Manufacturers in Missouri. From NAM: NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons joined CNN Newsroom’s Carol Costello for a live interview on the policies priorities manufacturers need to see from the presidential candidates before making a decision in November. Timmons shared the… Read More NAM’s President and CEO Jay Timmons highlights manufacturing priorities for candidates on CNN

Unemployment compensation bill voided by the Missouri Supreme Court

House Bill 150, a bill supported by Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) that would lower the number of weeks of unemployment compensation during periods of low unemployment rates, was voided by the Missouri Supreme Court this week on a 4-3 vote. The bill was passed in 2015, vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon, and both the… Read More Unemployment compensation bill voided by the Missouri Supreme Court

Donald Trump says his presidency would be good for business

Donald Trump formally gave his acceptance speech last night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The 75-minute speech overtly emphasized that as our leader, regardless of issue, he will put America first. He listed citizens’ safety and job-creation as top priorities. Trump expressed his disapproval of current trade agreements, promising to improve them in a way… Read More Donald Trump says his presidency would be good for business

Federal government adjusts civil penalties

News from Dr. Kimberly Bauman of Mississippi Lime Company, Chairwoman of AIM’s Environmental Committee: On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) (Sec. 701 of Public Law 114-74), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990… Read More Federal government adjusts civil penalties