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 www.springfieldregion.com 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 www.clintonmochamber.com
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