Rand McNally reports that Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri, holds the title of America’s Most Beautiful Small Town, according to a new article from the Site Selection team. One visit will explain why.
Located in the heart of Missouri, the “Jeff” is known for its majestic bluffs and its scenic wine country. The town, founded in 1835 and named for Thomas Jefferson, is located on the western edge of one of the major wine-producing regions of the Midwest, an area called the Missouri Rhineland. A mild climate, with average winter highs of 45 and average summer highs of 87, makes the region quite fertile for grapes and other crops.
While many may think of Jefferson City as a typical state government capital, it is much more than that. With 45,000 residents and a highly educated workforce, the city is home to a bevy of successful companies. Among the larger employers are Scholastic Inc. (1,500 workers), Central Bancompany (967), ABB Power T&D Company (775) and Unilever (510). Other major employers include Quaker Window Products (660), WIPRO Infocrossing (315) and CenturyLink (275).
Check out the full article on Missouri’s capital city here.
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