Another successful AIM conference concludes
October 24, 2022 - Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) wrapped up another successful conference on Friday. The event included keynote speaker Governor Mike Parson, appearances by Sen. Lincoln Hough, and many state department directors, in addition to informative sessions led by some of the state's top experts regarding workforce, taxes, supply chain and more.
The conference was held both virtually and in-person in Jefferson City.
"We were happy to provide options for our attendees that allowed them to choose a face-to-face experience, an entirely virtual experience, or a combination of the two," said Ray McCarty, president of AIM. "We are thankful to Governor Mike Parson, Senator Lincoln Hough, a wide variety of speakers on business topics, and multiple state agency leaders that made the event a great success."
Governor Mike Parson gave the keynote address focused on some successes of his administration, including the tax cut passed in the recent special legislative session, the state's position as a leader among states in the number of apprenticeships, the state's low unemployment rate and several other notable accomplishments. He also mentioned several expansion projects that have recently been announced and indicated more would be coming and re-emphasized his commitment to enhancing Missouri's workforce and infrastructure.
Senator Lincoln Hough, vice-chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and sponsor of the tax cut bill passed during the special legislative session, gave attendees an inside look at some of the challenges in the Senate that were overcome in passing the tax cut and discussed the fate of legal reform and other bills in the 2022 legislative session.
Agency leaders spoke about how their agencies were focused on helping businesses comply with the state's laws and regulations to benefit all Missourians.
"We would like to thank Governor Parson, Sen. Hough, all our speakers, sponsors and public officials who made this conference a success again this year as we continue this decades-long tradition," said McCarty.