Site Selection: Poplar Bluff, Thriving Central Location

Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks in Southeast Missouri, half way between St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, lies the town of Poplar Bluff. The small town in Butler County is home to about 17,000 people. But don’t be fooled by its size, it packs an economic punch, according to a new article by the Site Selection team.

The region’s central location makes it a regional hub for education, health care, and light industry with a workforce of more than 77,000 people within a 45-minute drive. More than 20 percent of the region’s workforce is employed in the manufacturing industry.

One of the city’s largest employers is small engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton Corporation. The company opened in 1989 and produced its 80 millionth engine in February 2017. Legacy Fasteners, a nail manufacturing plant, also chose to locate its new facility in Poplar Bluff in 2017.

Check out the full article from the Site Selection team here.

For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.

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