The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and other business and labor groups support the Made in Missouri jobs package to be debated in next week’s special legislative session.
Chamber President Dan Mehan says Made in Missouri combines several pieces his organization supports: MOSIRA, Compete Missouri, Aerotropolis and incentives for Data Centers. He calls the package a multi-faceted approach that is fiscally responsible.
Missouri AFL-CIO President Hugh McVey says the Compete Missouri component includes business incentives and training program updates to bring high-paying, middle-class supporting jobs that will benefit Missouri families.
St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association President Dick Fleming says the Aerotropolis trade hub incentives would create tens of thousands of construction jobs in their first 8 years, and 11-12 thousand permanent jobs over their 15 year life. He says estimates place its economic benefit at over 17 billion dollars over 15 years.
Other groups joining the Chamber in supporting Made in Missouri are the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.