U.S. Senate unanimously approves update to Toxic Substances Control Act

From the National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Economy Daily blog. NOTE: Associated Industries of Missouri is the sole official designated partner of the National Association of Manufacturers in Missouri. The Washington Post (6/7, Eilperin) reports the Senate on Tuesday evening, through a voice vote, “unanimously” passed legislation updating the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA,… Read More U.S. Senate unanimously approves update to Toxic Substances Control Act

Governor signs unemployment compensation fraud penalty bill

The governor has begun the laborious task of signing the hundreds of pieces of legislation sent to him by the General Assembly during the just-completed 2016 session. On Monday, the governor’s office announced that among seven bills signed was AIM-supported House Bill 1530, legislation that enhances recovery of fraudulent unemployment compensation payments. Currently, when an… Read More Governor signs unemployment compensation fraud penalty bill

Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River

From the Associated Press The Missouri River is slowly resuming its role as a transportation corridor for commodities such as grain, scrap metal and fertilizer, but proponents of the barge industry acknowledge they’re still swimming upstream against a perception that the river is not reliable enough to be profitable. Some small, private barge companies never… Read More Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River

Kansas City Business Journal Cover Story: The Cerner Way

We at Associated Industries of Missouri are extremely proud of our association with our Chairman’s Council member Cerner. The company is the topic of what’s looks to be a very flattering cover story in the print version of the Kansas City Business Journal, out Friday June 3. Unfortunately, that’s a subscription-only publication, so we will… Read More Kansas City Business Journal Cover Story: The Cerner Way

Economist: overtime pay rule could cause some Missouri businesses to close

From the MissouriNet A federal rule taking effect in December will have a negative impact on Missouri’s economy, according to Creighton University economist Ernie Goss. It will extend overtime pay to those making up to $47,000 and working more than 40 hours a week. Currently that cutoff is $24,000. “That’s likely to have some unintended consequences… Read More Economist: overtime pay rule could cause some Missouri businesses to close

UPDATE: It’s official: NGA will build $1.7 billion headquarters in St. Louis

Associated Industries of Missouri is very pleased that this decision was reached in St. Louis’ favor. From the St. Louis Business Journal The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency on Thursday finalized its decision to build its new $1.7 billion western headquarters in north St. Louis. The agency announced in March that it favored a 100-acre site in… Read More UPDATE: It’s official: NGA will build $1.7 billion headquarters in St. Louis