The Office of Advocacy will be hosting a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in St. Louis, Missouri on September 12. Advocacy will also be hosting a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Overland Park, Kansas on September 14. We wanted to be sure to get this information in your hands so you can make your small business clients aware of… Read More Attention Small Businesses: The SBA wants to hear from you!
Associated Industries of Missouri’s President Ray McCarty was recently interviewed for an article on Right to Work with St. Louis Public Radio. Another argument for right to work is Missouri will be able to compete with the neighboring states that have right-to-work. “Our entire focus in the right-to-work fight was really about being able to… Read More Right to work affects unions most, but all Missouri voters will have a say in 2018
Mastercard released a statement on a decision to work with their bank partners to shut down the use of Mastercard cards on sites that violate the law by making specific threats or inciting violence: We have all seen the news reports from Charlottesville this week, as we have from too many other cities in the past… Read More Mastercard works to shut down use of their cards on unlawful websites
Manufacturing Indicators The manufacturing indicators that were released last week included industrial production for July and the New York and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank manufacturing surveys for August. According to the Federal Reserve, total industrial production rose 0.2 percent from June to July. Compared to the previous year, the index rose 2.2 percent. Manufacturing production (about three-fourths… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report
By Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers President/CEO Negotiations for revising and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) begin today, and American manufacturing workers whose jobs are dependent on exports are watching closely. NAFTA went into effect in 1994, and since then, the United States has sold three times as much to Canada… Read More NAFTA: A Win for Manufacturing Workers
According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), the natural gas and oil industry supports nearly 117,500 jobs, provides nearly $5.6 billion in wages and contributes nearly $10.5 billion to Missouri’s economy. Manufacturing Industry Facts America’s energy abundance is bringing manufacturing back to the United States through lower energy and materials costs. U.S. industrial electricity costs… Read More Natural gas and oil industry contributes nearly $10.5 billion to the state’s economy
As part of a statewide effort led by Gov. Eric Greitens, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) will prioritize applications in the “second round” of the 2018 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) received from Missouri non-profits to help fight opioid misuse in communities throughout the state. The opioid epidemic is a national issue and one that the state of… Read More Department of Economic Development will prioritize applicants to tackle the opioid crisis