An Economic Development Campaign for Stone County
WHERE WE ARE GOING
Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce proposes an expanded, bold strategy to drive economic growth. We believe Stone County is at the pivotal point of some exciting new opportunities, and we want to ensure success by developing resources to strengthen and diversify our economy. For the Chamber to institute this aggressive, effective program, private investment is required. Our mission is to help Stone County thrive and grow by generating economic activity for the county, supporting the expansion of our existing businesses, and supporting new business and industry recruitment. We need to increase the resources available to deliver increased economic development services and to provide a professional facility for a small business resource center. Our plan includes four primary focus areas over the next five years:
WHERE WE ARE
Today, the possibilities for Stone County are very exciting. While our world has faced significant economic challenges, visitors to the lake have increased, and the county has experienced a major increase in the number of short-term rental properties. There are several new developments in the works, and others not yet formally announced. Each of our communities has opportunities that require a different strategy and set of resources, and only two, Branson West and Kimberling City, have full-time administrators. Our largest school district and full-time employer, Reeds Spring, has embarked on a strategic plan that includes a new career/technical center, a renovated primary school and a community park. Stone County currently ranks 54th in the nation for the number of small businesses, and tourism is our major economic driver. The Chamber has been an integral part of marketing our area to visitors, supporting existing businesses, and encouraging community and economic development. The Chamber is planning to purchase or construct a new office facility in the near future.
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