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February 2023 Newsletter

February 7, 2023

The February 2023 newsletter is here! We’re one month in, and boy, we’ve definitely got our work cut out for us. But as your fearless economic development team, we are here for YOU. January was a month riddled with the usual obstacles that come with winter weather, but thanks to our flexible and supportive partners…

Shook Farms to Break Ground on Luxury Guest Ranch in Sparta, Missouri

January 27, 2023

Shook Farms to Break Ground on Luxury Guest Ranch in Sparta, Missouri FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   1.27.2023 – Shook Farms owners Chad and Tiffanie Shook have announced plans to build a luxury guest ranch at the site of their bison and clydesdale farm in Sparta, Missouri. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project, called the Finley…

Talk of the Town: Adventure Coffee and the Building Collapse

January 25, 2023

TALK OF THE TOWN: ADVENTURE COFFEE AND THE BUILDING COLLAPSE By Ethan Swick, Marketing Coordinator A small business presence is vital to every thriving community. More small business means more unique visions, talent, and voices; small business is not the backbone, but the very DNA of a community’s economy.   Our organization’s passion lies in…

Following Leads: The RFI Process

January 19, 2023

FOLLOWING LEADS: THE RFI PROCESS Responding to requests for information (or RFIs) is a vital process every economic development organization must be prepared to do. In this video, Anna Evans and Kristy Keithley speak about the recent collaboration between Show Me and the City of Clever to put together a comprehensive response for a potential…

January 2023 Newsletter

January 6, 2023

The January 2023 newsletter is here! The new year is here, and with that comes a full docket of new projects and endeavors for the Show Me team! We’re ready to put our noses to the grindstone and hit the ground running! To our partners, investors, and friends, we wish you a blessed new year!…

Project Spin: Canon Concrete Company

December 20, 2022

PROJECT SPIN: CANON CONCRETE COMPANY In 2020, Canon and Leslie Smith faced an uphill battle to find financing for their ready-mix concrete business. Seasoned contractors themselves, Canon and Leslie identified a need for ready-mix availability in the Springfield/Christian County/Branson region. What started out as a running joke became a viable idea to build a concrete…

December 2022 Newsletter

December 2, 2022

The December 2022 newsletter is here! The end of the year may be drawing close, but our staff shows no signs of slowing down. While it seems that we always say that the past month was a big one, November was especially big; you’ll see just how busy we were in this month’s edition of…

City of Sparta Acquires Downtown Property, Seeks Community Input

November 18, 2022

City of Sparta Acquires Downtown Property, Seeks Community Input FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristen Haseltine, President/CEO EMAIL:   11.18.2022 – The City of Sparta, Missouri, has acquired the property at 7509 State Highway 14, previously the site of the Sparta branch of Legacy Bank and Trust. The City purchased it at auction outright for…

Vote “YES” on Ozark/Nixa Tax Initiatives

November 3, 2022

Election day is fast approaching, and the Show Me board and team are encouraging citizens of Ozark and Nixa to vote yes respectively on the Public Safety Use Tax and the 1-cent Sales Tax Increase.   In 2000, the population of Christian County was 54,285. In the 22 years since, that number has ballooned to 91,126, an increase…

November 2022 Newsletter

November 2, 2022

The November 2022 newsletter is here! October was a big month for Show Me. You’ll see below that our staff was constantly on the go; from MEDC in Columbia to a business walk in Billings, this past month was nonstop. But we love our work, and we’re dedicated to seeing Christian County thrive. Here’s to…

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