Economic Development in Clinton

 In a previous blog I said I’d share information about recent economic development successes in Clinton.  Economic development is a marathon and not a sprint so success doesn’t occur overnight and it isn’t always apparent but comparing economic development activity with another community helps frame the success our community has experienced over the past year. 

The Project Activity Tracker below shows Clinton’s information in the left column and Springfield, MO’s on the right.  We all understand that Springfield is a robust community with several economic development advantages but I believe you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how Clinton compares.  The information about Springfield was obtained at and is a result of the private partnership Springfield has formed with its economic development arm much the same as The City of Clinton has done with the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce.  To learn more about economic development in Clinton visit 

                                          Clinton                                    Springfield

Project Activity Tracker

 Total New Prospects   31                                                         20

Existing Companies      24                                                         11

New Companies             7                                                            9

 Current Active Projects 10                                                       11

 Business Visits (inside market) 37                                           83

 Consultant/Business Visits (outside of market) 12               96

 Prospect Site Visits (to region)  2                                              2

 Announced Projects             9                                                      7

Schreiber – Capri Expansion                                                  Buckhorn, Inc.

Stage/Goody’s                                                                          Kraft Foods, Inc.

Factory Connection                                                                  Expedia, Inc.

Verizon Wireless                                                                       Golden Mountain

Anthony’s Restaurant                                                              Missouri National Guard

AT & T                                                                                        St. John’s Orthopedic Hospital

Scrimmage Sporting Goods                                                     Mother’s Brewing Company

The Paper Plate

Tracker Marine Expansion

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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