MEDIA ADVISORY – FEB. 25, 2015

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present a groundbreaking 15-year strategic plan called Missouri 2030: An Agenda to Lead on Feb. 25, 2015 during a press conference at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Mo., from 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. More than 200 business leaders, chamber of commerce executives and elected officials will meet for the launch.  The presentation will include specific recommendations that will be taken to reposition Missouri as a global economic leader and highlight the unprecedented research that went into developing the plan. Jim Clifton, the CEO and Chairman of Gallup, the nationally recognized research firm, will discuss the role Gallup played in developing the plan and how Missouri can win, what he calls, the global jobs war.

Over the last twelve months, the Missouri Chamber has worked with Gallup and leading economic strategist Ted Abernathy to collect the data that is the foundation of Missouri 2030. Gallup surveyed more than 1,000 Missouri CEOs and asked critical questions about how Missouri can better compete. Gallup also gathered insight from site selectors from around the nation and key workforce development professionals. In addition, the Missouri Chamber held regional meetings and spoke with hundreds of Missouri employers, chambers of commerce and local leaders to gather input to include in Missouri 2030.

Please join us to learn about the result of this unprecedented effort to bolster the economy and future of our state.

3:00 p.m.        Introduction of Missouri 2030: An Agenda to Lead (Capitol/Truman Room)

Dan Mehan, President/CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                        Rudy Farber, Chairman of Community Bank and Trust, Neosho                         Bob Orscheln, Co-Chair of Orscheln Industries, Moberly

                        Dirck Clark, Chief Strategy Officer of Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph

                        John Sondag, President of AT&T-Missouri, St. Louis

3:30 p.m.        How Missouri Can Win the Jobs War (Capitol/Truman Room)

Jim Clifton, Chairman/CEO of Gallup

4:00 p.m.        Media Availability (Sedalia Room)

            Dan Mehan, President/CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                        Jim Clifton, Chairman/CEO of Gallup

                        Courtney Hesselbacher, Client Services Manager of Gallup

                        Joe Daley, Senior Consultant of Gallup

                        Ted Abernathy, Principal of Economic Leadership LLC

Members of the media are invited to attend any portion of the program.  We ask that the media hold questions until the media availability following the presentations.

 

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry understands that the quality of life in our state depends on quality jobs for Missourians. To that end, we have one simple mission: to protect and advance Missouri business.

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