Governor Parson Talks Economic Recovery and Meeting With War Nurse on Bicentennial Tour

Governor Mike Parson discusses Missouri’s economy after a recent survey of business leaders reported sizable growth for 13 of the past 14 months.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says average hourly wages for Missouri manufacturing workers have increased almost seven percent in the last year.

Regional Radio interviewed Parson at the Macon Historical Society on this week’s bicentennial tour. The governor visited with 98-year-old World War II Cadet Nurse Edith Harrington-Wiggins.

Harrington-Wiggins donated her uniform to the museum for display. Parson’s stops along Highway 36 included Hannibal, Shelbina, Macon, Marceline, Laclede, Sumner, and Meadville.