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LOREDC is Your ULTIMATE Resource for Starting Your Business at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council(LOREDC) aims to aid businesses who would like to expand to the Lake of the Ozarks. The area has true potential and could be just the strategy you need to grow your business. If this sounds like something you are interested in, contact the LOREDC president, Jeana Woods at 573-302-2000 ext. 290 or visit our website at www.LOREDC.com. Keep reading to learn why LOREDC is your ULTIMATE resource for starting your business at the Lake of the Ozarks.


LOREDC is Your ULTIMATE Resource for Starting Your Business at the Lake of the OzarksSite Selection
We know how difficult and time consuming it can be to find the perfect business site for your business on your own. Let us help you. Visit our website at www.LOREDC.com and click the BUILDING SITES tab on the left. From there you can search through several available business locations all from one convenient location.

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What Happened at the LOREDC April 2018 Meeting?

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The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council is here to serve as your liaison for the Lake of the Ozarks area. Our goal is to make your site search as easy as possible and to provide you with all the information and resources you need to consider our community during your site search. If you are interested in learning more about what LOREDC does, this blog is for you. Keep reading for a complete list of what we did and discussed at our last meeting. You will also learn why the Lake of the Ozarks is such a great place to live.


What Happened at the LOREDC April 2018 Meeting?
1. Welcome (Jeana Woods, President)

2. Members and Guest Introductions

3. LOREDC Business

a. Approval of the Minutes (K.C. Cloke, Secretary)
b. Treasurer’s Report/Approval of the Financial Statements (Paul Hooper, Treasurer) – March 31,
2018

4. Committee Reports

a. Membership Committee Update (Tim Jacobsen/Paul Hooper) – Membership Investment List as of
04/12/2018
b. Marketing Committee Update (Trish…

What Happened at the LOREDC March 2018 Meeting?

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LOREDC is committed to serving the business community. In doing so, we try to meet every month. For members who may have missed the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council March meeting or for potential members who are thinking of joining LOREDC, this blog is for you. Keep reading to learn what was discussed at the March LOREDC meeting.


What Happened at the LOREDC March 2018 Meeting?
Members and friends of the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council met at Golden Corral on March 15th, 2018.  LOREDC President Jeana Woods presided and called the meeting to order at 12:21 PM.

Topics of Discussion
Minutes (Secretary – K.C. Cloke):  Secretary K.C. Cloke presented the minutes of the last LOREDC meeting which was held on February 15th, 2018.  Roger Corbin motioned to approve the minutes as proposed, seconded by Tim Jacobson.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report (Treasurer -Paul Hooper):  Jeana Woods presented the February financials in Paul’s place. As of Februa…

Why Choose the Lake of the Ozarks to Start Your Business At?

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While it may be the natural beauty of Lake of the Ozarks that first catches your eye, a closer look reveals a strong lakefront economy ... poised to help the long-term growth of your business. Centrally located in the heart of the Midwest, the Lake of the Ozarks is an ideal location for industry, manufacturing, retail, entrepreneurial endeavors, tourism, and retirement. The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council is here to give you a few reasons why people choose the Lake of Ozarks to start their businesses at.


Why Choose the Lake of the Ozarks to Start Your Business?
Reason # 1
Central Location
The beautiful Lake of Ozarks is conveniently located in Mid-Missouri, which means we get many visitors from all over Missouri every year. These visitors could be potential customers of your business.

Reason # 2
Skilled Workforce
Our area is filled with talented individuals of all ages that could be perfect additions to your company.

Reason # 3
Affordable Housing
While choosing wher…

The 2017 LOREDC Award Winners

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The Annual Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council Membership meeting was last week and we are honored to be able to announce the winners for Small Business Partner of the Year, Large Business Partner of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Employee of the Year. We are committed to economic development at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are the winners.


LOREDC Award Recipients were: 


The Small Business Partner of the Year was presented to Mark and Brian Barrett, Owners of Dog Days Bar and Grill for taking their farming work ethic to the lakefront.  Since 1993, they have developed their business as a destination but they have also helped to develop the Lake community by hosting numerous fundraisers and special events that raised thousands of dollars for the causes.  In 2017, Dogs Days Bar and Grill made a 1.2 million dollar property investment which elevated their business to a premier entertainment complex while providing jobs for numerous full-time and seasonal em…

The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council is Seeking Nominations For Business Awards

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The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council (LOREDC) is excited to announce an opportunity to honor community leaders/businesses in the tri-county region!
The LOREDC Annual Business Awards applications will be accepted through December 31, 2017.  Nominations are open from any person or business in the tri-county region that has been in business for a minimum of six months and registered with the State of Missouri.



The categories for the 2017 Business Awards:
Small Business Partner of the Year – A small business (employing 50 or fewer employees) that has experienced significant business accomplishments in the past year i.e. growth in jobs and/or exemplary community involvement.
Large Business Partner of the Year – A large business(employing more than 50 employees) that has experienced significant business accomplishments in the past year i.e. growth in jobs and/or exemplary community involvement.
Emerging Venture of the Year -   A business or project that best displays th…

Benefits of Doing Business in Missouri

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While Missouri is home to 10 Fortune 500 companies and just as many of America's largest private companies as designated by Forbes, the state is equally dedicated to the growth of smaller businesses as well. Missouri is all about economic and business growth. The state has maintained a solid business environment over the years and that stability helps companies that are new to the state plan for growth even before relocating business to Missouri. Let's take a look at a few of the advantages to doing business in the "Show-Me" State.
Missouri Labor Force  Missouri has one of the most valuable workforces you will find anywhere across the country. Based on high school graduation rates, Missouri has a better educated workforce than most other states. This means our workers have the basic competencies to support advanced manufacturing and logistics. Missouri is home to nationally ranked Washington University in St. Louis, and nearly 140 other degree-granting institutions. …