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Significant changes may be ahead positively affecting Missouri workers and businesses.

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A real area game changer started January 7th, 2019. Any guesses?

Cape Chamber

2019 is a new year and with it comes a new set of laws, rules, and guidelines. Are you prepared?

The Minimum Wage Rate in Missouri for private employers changed effective January 1, 2019. The Governor’s office announced the new rate is $8.60 per hour. All private businesses are required to pay at least the minimum hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. They are still covered under the Federal Minimum Wage Law.

Cape Chamber

2018 was a dynamic year for change and development. What will 2019 bring?

Yes, Missouri has a new Governor and elected a new Senator. Cape Girardeau has a new mayor and two new council members. Scott City has a new mayor and a new city administrator. The SEMO Port has a new director.

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A BIG Christmas came early for the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority.

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and U.S. Representative Jason Smith announced in early December the SEMO Port will receive a $19.8 million dollar grant through the United State Department of Transportation. The grant is part of the BUILD program which stands for better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development. The money will be coupled with some additional funding to finish the loop track terminal.