Located in southern Missouri, Taney County is home to the world-famous tourist destination – Branson. And while tourism is the region’s bread and butter, its business-friendly environment should not be underestimated.
Millions of tourists visit the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World” each year to experience the region’s beautiful lakes, music theaters, and world-class golf courses. But there’s more to the region than world-class attractions.
“Branson has a rich history, from the Shepherd of the Hills to early industries including entertainment, forestry, and agriculture,” Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer of Taney County Partnership, Jonas Arjes said. “Today, most of those industries are continuing to thrive, with Branson’s tourism industry driving 9 million visitors to the county each year.”
From entertainment companies like Herschend Family Entertainment, a privately owned themed-entertainment company that operates several parks and attractions within the U.S., to resorts and lifestyle venues including Big Cedar Lodge, part of the hospitality arm of Bass Pro Shops, to more traditional businesses including Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, Positive Connections, LINK Electronics and more, Branson is home to world-class companies in a wide range of industries.
“Community support is exceptional when you have a business in Branson,” said Lynn Berry, the Director of Communications for the Branson CVB. “You’ll have built-in cheerleaders for your success. Our entrepreneurs in large and small businesses support each other; they cross-promote and refer each other via inquiries every day.”
Companies in Branson have access to a unique and highly trained talent pool. Taney County pulls its workforce from a 19-county area that spans from southwest Missouri to northwest Arkansas – providing more than 500,000 potential employees. The region is also home to Ozarks Technical Community College, and Branson is less than 45 miles from Missouri State University in Springfield.
A four-lane highway runs through the county, giving companies quick access to interstate highways. Companies in Taney County have abundant access to water, and co-ops and investor-owned utilities keep business costs low, meaning more money in your pocket. Additionally, employers in industries ranging from financial and professional services to advanced manufacturing can gain peace of mind when providing employees a safe, accessible, family-focused community to live in.
The quality of life in Taney County is second to none. With more than 40 live music venues in Branson, more than 13 world-class golf courses, including the only public golf course designed by Tiger Woods, and the natural beauty of the Ozarks, people can easily find enough activities to keep them busy for a lifetime.
So, if you’re looking for a new location to grow or relocate your business – where fun and adventure meet in a unique, business friendly environment – look no further than Taney County, Missouri.