Missouri is moving forward under the leadership of Governor Parson. His first year in office saw the state economy create over 35,000 new jobs. Bunge, Bayer, Briggs & Stratton, CVS, Nucor Steel, Google and many other businesses are investing in Missouri and creating new opportunities for Missourians.
With record lows in unemployment, more people are going back to work in Missouri. Wages are on the rise. And Missouri was named the top small business wage growth state in the nation. More Missourians are keeping their hard-earned money because the legislature passed and Governor Parson signed the largest income tax cut in Missouri history.
From Day One, Governor Parson has been laser-focused on workforce development and infrastructure. The governor knows an educated workforce is key to moving Missouri forward and is focused on ensuring Missouri workers have the skills to compete for jobs in the modern global economy.
Governor Parson spearheaded a bold plan, that when fully implemented will address over $1 Billion of Missouri’s serious infrastructure needs, all in need of critical need of repair or replacement. By improving Missouri’s infrastructure, Governor Parson’s policies are helping increase access to transporting goods throughout Missouri. Leveraging the state’s rivers, interstates, highways and airports, Missouri will be able to expand into new trade markets around the United States and the world.
Governor Parson has received several honors and awards while in office. In 2017, he was inducted into the Missouri Farmers Care Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was awarded the Missouri Times Statesman of the Year, named Biz 417 Person of the Year and named on Ingram’s 50 Missourians You Should Know list.