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In Annual Chamber Address, Governor Parson Encourages More Aggressive Marketing of Springfield

Governor Mike Parson addressed a sold-out luncheon at teh Whtie River Conference Center in Springfield.  The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce hosts teh annual event.  Parson stressed that he's doing his part to promote Missouri nationally and internationally and that local leaders should do the same for Springfield.  He spoke to reporters shortly after the event.

"I think your businesses here probably should be out recruiting other businesses saying, 'This is why I do business in Springfield,' whether that's family values, whether that's taxes, whether that's real estate, and maybe it's just the work force," said Parson.

Parson said the Kansas City and St. Louis areas are vying to attract many of the same investors as Springfield.  The governor travels this week to Australia for a trade mission.