We're Proud To Support Business At The Lake!

Many people think of the Lake of the Ozarks as a popular vacation destination, and rightly so. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and second home owners flock to the beautiful Lake Area during the summer season. According to the recent statistics provided by the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council (LOREDC), Missouri hosted more than 40.4 million visitors in 2015 alone.

Despite its immense popularity as a vacation destination, the Lake of the Ozarks is home to more than 124,886 locals who make our beautiful area their permanent home (source: LOREDC). These individuals live, work, and play year-round at the Lake of the Ozarks, enjoying life and supporting their families through the myriad of opportunities our unique area provides. At the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, our mission is to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life that these year-round residents enjoy.

Business at the Lake

This week, we are here to take a closer look at the business community at the Lake of the Ozarks. While tourism is the dominant industry, the Lake Area is home to hundreds of different companies in a wide variety of business sectors. Keep reading to learn more about what it's like to own, operate, and work for companies at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Local Business Industries

LOREDC has broken businesses at the Lake down into several predominant categories. They are listed in no particular order:
  • Agricultural / Forestry / Hunting / Fishing
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation / Warehousing / Utilities
  • Information
  • Financial / Insurance / Real Estate
  • Management / Administrative / Waste Management
  • Education / Health / Social Services
  • Entertainment / Recreation / Food
  • Public Administration
  • Other Services

Resources For Business Owners

Established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs need access to a wide variety of resources in order to succeed. Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to provide a variety of general resources directly from our website, including our Business Resource Guide and links to additional sources such as our local small business loan center, Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council, and the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau. Through these entities, business owners can access a variety of resources to help their companies succeed. We also offer a myriad of member benefits that offer unique advantages to our member businesses.

Resources For Job Seekers

Business owners only represent a portion of the business community at the Lake. A huge number of people make their livings by working for the companies that these business owners have established. Local job seekers can browse available opportunities via a variety of different online sources, including:

Word-of-mouth referrals, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media channels are also excellent ways to find employment opportunities.

Lake Area Chamber Is Here To Support Our Local Businesses

Our local businesses are the backbone of our community. Though the tourism industry brings millions of dollars to our area every year, we all rely heavily on the year-round residents and businesses to continuously breathe life into our great community. Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help our local businesses succeed however we can.

See last week's blog for more information about how Lake Area Chamber benefits local businesses. For more information or for membership questions, contact the Chamber directly by calling (573) 964-1008. We look forward to talking with you!

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