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Kansas City Agencies Partner to Prepare Minority-Owned Businesses to Apply for PPP Funds

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COVID

WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR SMALL AND MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES? Kansas City’s minority-owned businesses are critical to the economic vitality and growth of the KC region, and because of that, a group of area business development agencies have joined efforts to encourage/coach/advice regional minority-owned businesses to be prepared to submit Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications when the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened the next PPP application window on January 11. Read Article
KC Chamber

Your Chamber at Work - January 4, 2021

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KC Chamber · Newsletters

FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO The message may be a few days old, but it’s heartfelt nonetheless: Happy New Year to you and yours. It’s great to say goodbye to 2020 – such a difficult year for all of us – but we know that we’ll still be facing the same pandemic-inspired challenges for awhile. Vaccines provide us hope, but we’ve got several months ahead of us before life can return to normal. Or whatever the “new normal” will be. Read Article
public policy

URGENT BIZ TEAM ALERT: COVID Relief Bill Passes; On Way to POTUS

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COVID · Public Policy

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (KC Chamber) applauds Congress for its bipartisan and bicameral work to pass another desperately needed COVID-19 relief and stimulus bill. Last night, Congress approved of $900 billion in COVID relief, which was combined with the $1.4 trillion Omnibus that will fund the Federal Government through September 2021. Below is a summary of the major relief parts of the stimulus bill (all numbers approximate): Read Article
KC Chamber

Your Chamber at Work - December 21, 2020

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Newsletters

FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Having a marketable skill opens the door to a job, but too many ex-offenders leave prison without one. Anywhere from 60 to 75 percent of returning citizens remain unemployed one year after release from prison. But for those ex-offenders who hold a job for one year, the recidivism rate is 16 percent, compared to a national recidivism rate of 52 percent. Read Article