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Lake of the Ozarks: The BEST Recreational Lake in the USA!

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The Lake of the Ozarks region has one of the best qualities of life in the United States. Because we have such a wonderful place to live, it's also a great place to relocate your business in Missouri. One of the most significant attributes for the region is its natural scenic beauty along the 1150 miles of Lake Shoreline. Located in south central Missouri, the Lake of the Ozarks is one of the largest manmade lakes in the world and is surrounded by the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

Here are some more reasons why Lake of the Ozarks is the Best Recreational Lake in the United States.


Eat What You Love - We have a Wide Range of Great Restaurants The Lake of the Ozarks has more than 100 restaurants to choose from, so regardless of the mealtime, you're sure to find something you love with the variety of choices. At the Lake, you'll find contemporary gourmet creations by world-renowned chefs, tasty Ozark barbecue, all-you-can-eat buffets, juicy bar-and-grill burgers, down-home favori…

2017 Demographics of the Lake of the Ozarks Region

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Lake of the Ozarks has experienced tremendous growth and development over the last 20 years and now boasts a population of more than 124,886 permanent residents and a thriving tourism industry. The popularity of the Lake of the Ozarks region is accentuated by its central location in Missouri; it is a similar distance from the state’s largest population centers, St. Louis and Kansas City. Because of the unique ability to build at the water’s edge and the availability of diverse activities, the Lake Area is projected to experience continued growth and development. Here's a snapshot of the 2017 demographics of the Lake of the Ozarks region:

Population of Lake Area The Lake of the Ozarks region is divided into three different counties: Camden, Miller and Morgan. As of 2015, the Missouri population was 6,093,000, and the Lake of the Ozarks area was home to 89,521 of those people. Let's take a look even further at the population of each county and then each city within those countie…

2017 Regional Housing Study: Housing Demand in Miller County

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As Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council assembled economic development plans and initiatives for the region, housing has come up frequently as a major economic development factor. To be successful, the area must provide a variety of housing types to drawn in residents who want to relocate a business to the Lake of the Ozarks. The diverse economy of the region, which includes both tourism-oriented businesses close to the Lake and industrial jobs away from the Lake, has successfully attracted a growing population of people who seek to enjoy the environment offered in the region. This week, the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council wants to share how the housing demand in Miller County will affect the growth of the Lake of the Ozarks region moving forward. Take a look:


A PROFILE OF MILLER COUNTY
Miller County is defined by its diversity of landscape and economies. From rural to agricultural in all but the southwest corner of the county, this diversit…

Creative Placemaking and Its Role in Revitalizing Rural America

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Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments will be hosting a workshop on Creative Placemaking and demonstrating how it can play a role in revitalizing rural America and our region. Our guest speaker will be Zachary Mannheimer, the Principal Community Planner, with McClure Engineering Company.


He will be presenting information on Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation. Zack will share with us best practices and use specific examples of how small communities can create amenities and use new technology to grow population and economic development, both for the workforce of tomorrow and for those who have lived and worked in their communities their entire lives.

The definition of Creative Placemaking by Ann Markusen, and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus for the National Endowment for the Arts:
"In creative placemaking, partners from public private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social charter of a neighborhood, town, tribe, ci…

2017 Regional Housing Study: Housing Demand in Morgan County

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The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Housing Study represents an in-depth study of the housing conditions in Camden, Miller and Morgan counties, as well as Laclede County. In last months blog we looked further into the housing demand for Camden County. This month we'll build on the housing demand and dive into Morgan County characteristics.

A PROFILE OF MORGAN COUNTY Morgan County, while located in the Lake Region, has a distinct character where the natural landscape transitions from relatively subtle at the north to more mountainous near the Lake. Further, unlike many of the communities closer to the Lake, which are service centers for Lake residents, both Stover and Versailles function as more traditional rural population centers. These population centers are home to families and those employed in agricultural industries and local manufacturing with some Lake-oriented service businesses. In these areas, much of the demand for housing is for workforce rental and ownership options and …

2017 Regional Housing Study: Housing Demand in Camden County

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As Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council assembled economic development plans and initiatives for the region, housing has come up frequently as a major economic development factor. To be successful, the area must provide a variety of housing types to drawn in residents who want to relocate a business to the Lake of the Ozarks. The diverse economy of the region, which includes both tourism-oriented businesses close to the Lake and industrial jobs away from the Lake, has successfully attracted a growing population of people who seek to enjoy the environment offered in the region. This week, the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council wants to share how the housing demand will affect the growth of the Lake of the Ozarks region moving forward. Take a look:


PROFILE OF CAMDEN COUNTY
Over the past 30 years Camden County has experienced strong growth with its most significant growth in the 1990s. As the most populous county in the Lake of the Ozarks region, …

The Lake of the Ozarks Transportation Infrastructure WILL Benefit Your Business!

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Lake of the Ozarks businesses are fortunate to have tremendous infrastructures when it comes to transportation.The Lake of the Ozarks transportation infrastructure offers incredible growth and reach opportunities for businesses in the area. With 3 major highways running through the Lake area connecting to other nearby major roadways, 5 local airports, 21 regional airports, and 6 major nearby airports, AND being centrally located between some of the largest metropolitan areas in Missouri, the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect location to relocate or start a business.

The Lake Area gets a LOT of TrafficHaving 3 major highways going directly through the Lake area and several other connecting major roadways in the region definitely has its perks. The Lake's prime highway accessible location provides high traffic drive to the area. The average daily traffic count as recorded in 2014 was roughly 13,500 on Hwy 54 alone between Camden and Miller County. MO-52 and MO-5 saw an average daily…