(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson spoke at the Missouri Economic Development Winter Conference Luncheon on Tuesday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The lieutenant governor addressed a crowd of over 100 business owners and leaders on the regulatory environment and how he plans to implement his pro-business agenda.

“The regulatory environment in Missouri has gotten out of hand, and business owners can’t keep up with the numerous federal and state regulations,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson. “As your lieutenant governor, I am working to roll back frivolous regulations to ensure Missouri is a competitive place to start a new business and keep the old ones thriving. We have an obligation to pass on these opportunities to the next generations,” Parson said.

“We are thrilled to have Lieutenant Governor Parson address our membership,” said Missouri Economic Development Council President Mark Stombaugh. “He is a tremendous public servant, and economic development advocate, with the experience and dedication to help lead our state,” Stombaugh said.

Parson was sworn in as Missouri’s 47th lieutenant governor on January 9th. The lieutenant governor is the second highest constitutional office in Missouri, with executive and legislative responsibilities.