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AIM’s “Missouri Manufacturing, Tax and Business Conference” a big success

Last week, many business leaders, accountants, attorneys and human resource professionals gathered for the annual AIM conference featuring speakers on hot topics such as cyber-security, legislation affecting employers, and tax developments.


The keynote speaker, Lt. Governor Mike Parson, spoke about a new program he started called, “Buy Missouri” (#BuyMo).  The program is designed to educate buyers on products that are made in Missouri. “This program is NOT a government program, but a way we intend to help consumers that want to know which businesses are Missouri businesses so they may support them whenever possible,” said Lt. Governor Parson.

Rep. T. J. Berry and Rep. Kevin Corlew also spoke at the conference. Rep. Corlew talked about a transportation task force he chairs and Rep. Berry talked about utility issues. McCarty praised both for their support of strong tort reform changes in the 2017 legislative session.


Many directors of state departments participated in a panel entitled, “Innovate Missouri,” a discussion of ways to make Missouri more attractive to companies looking for a new location. All directors spoke about the effort to reduce regulation and use their departments to help businesses comply with the law in a way that promotes economic development. Attending were (l to r) Harry Otto representing the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Director of the Missouri Department of Labor Anna Hui, Director of Revenue Joel Walters, Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Carol Comer, and Director of MoDOT Patrick McKenna.

“Associated Industries of Missouri thanks all our speakers, guests and attendees for attending this important event and we look forward to many more in the future,” said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of AIM.

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