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Lake of the Ozarks Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment & Strategy

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Economic development is a critical issue for not only Missouri, but also the Lake of the Ozarks. Many communities are seeking to improve their local economy by adding jobs and increasing incomes. With the changes in the global economy, relying on recruitment of large companies to the area is no longer an efficient way to address the economic needs of most communities. It's now evident that young, small growth firms are major job creators, so supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem is a vital economic development strategy. The purpose of this regional entrepreneurship assessment & strategy has two objectives. The first is to gain a better understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Lake of the Ozarks region. The second objective is to develop actionable recommendations based on the findings from the first objective. Take a look at the assessment and strategy below:

Methodology
Six different data driven tools are used to analyze the entrepreneurial and innovative acti…