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St. Louis has 23rd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the St. Louis area was nearly 24,200 in the third quarter of 2018, a 2,880-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.


Governor Mike Parson visited Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) on Monday, January 28 where he met with key leadership and toured the packaging facility that employs 200 adults with disabilities.

TABLE ROCK LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications and concept papers

Now through April 26, Skaggs Foundation is accepting grant applications and concept papers from organizations wishing to receive funds from Skaggs Legacy Endowment.

CAPE GIRARDEAU AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Purpose Built Communities and Cape Girardeau | PORCH Intiative

February’s First Friday Coffee featured a program focused on Purpose Built Communities – an approach being modeled in Cape Girardeau’s south side to revitalize the community.


KC Chamber President and CEO Joe Reardon proved he is a man of his word.

INDEPENDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Independence recognized as a Community for All Ages

The city of Independence is pleased to announce that it has been recognized for its work to create a Community for All Ages.

Missouri ranked No. 14 in 2019 business climate index

Missouri finished at No. 14 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Charlotte Russe files Chapter 11; will close 94 stores in U.S., including 3 in Missouri

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, the parent company for women’s clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and announced that it intends to close three of its 10 stores in Missouri.

Analysis: St. Louis ranks 11th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

St. Louis ranks 11st worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

TABLE ROCK LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Faith Community Health partnerships make naloxone available for community use

Faith Community Health has received a donation of 1000 vials of naloxone, which will be distributed throughout the community to loved ones of those misusing opioid medications or using illicit opioids.

GREATER ST. CHARLES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: St. Charles County Employers Invited to take Online Survey about Soft Skills Issues

To better understand the needs of the business community, the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development is offering local employers the opportunity to participate in an online survey regarding the soft skills of job applicants and existing staff.

TABLE ROCK LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:Primary School Earns Statewide Recognition

Reeds Spring Primary School earned statewide recognition for creating and sustaining conditions that promote high levels of student learning.

GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: In Partnership with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, KC Chefs Create Heart-Healthy Dishes Honoring American Heart Month

Back by popular demand, Kansas City diners can enjoy dining out and eating heart-healthy at participating metro restaurants throughout the month of February.

Analysis: Missouri ranked 26th most affected by government shutdown

Missouri ranked No. 26 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

State institution: These 2-year Missouri schools attract the most in-state students

Vatterott College-Springfield, The Salon Professional Academy-St Charles and Rolla Technical Institute/Center enrolled the most in-state students of all two-year Missouri schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

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