JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor, Mike Parson, says Missouri loses too many veterans to other states.

According to a statement from his office, Parson said a majority of the average 7,000 military personnel that separate each year from the military, choose afterward not to live in the state. A new strategy being conceived would assign a contact point within the state government “…to provide personalized assistance in identifying available jobs, education, training opportunities, and other supportive services…” in Missouri.  The current system primarily requires veterans to visit a job center.

Parson said the goal is to make the state the best in the nation for veterans to live and work.