Missouri Chamber of Commerce

I-70 toll road proposal
4:45 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

MoDOT Director: Toll roads only option if state wants to rebuild I-70 right now

The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now.

MoDOT Director Kevin Keith told a gathering of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thursday that converting I-70 to a toll road could have short-term benefits, namely, job creation.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mo. business groups are teaming up with labor unions to tout a package of tax incentives to be considered during a special legislative session.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. businesses team up with labor unions to tout tax incentive package

The AFL-CIO has joined with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and several local chamber affiliates to push for passage of wide-ranging legislation during a special session set to begin Sept. 6.

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Joplin Tomorrow Foundation
4:17 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Danforth to lead fundraising effort for Joplin

Aerial footage taken two days after an EF-5 tornado pummeled Joplin shows the destruction to the city's Home Depot. John Danforth has announced he will head a new foundation designed to get businesses to relocate or expand in Joplin.
(UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock)

A former Republican Senator from Missouri is leading a new non-profit organization that will offer business loans to businesses who want to build or expand in Joplin.

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Morning round-up
9:39 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

St. Louis had a population of a little more than 319,000 in 2010 according to the 2010 census. City officials were expecting more. (slprnews)
  • St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay calls a new report documenting a plummeting population "absolutely bad news." News U.S. Census figures released Thursday show that the Gateway City lost nearly 29,000 people over the past decade, a decline of about 8 percent of its population. The reports said the city had a population of a little more than 319,000 in 2010.
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