Regional Economic Development

Taney County, Missouri: A Smart Place to Do Business

Missouri is home to 10 of America’s Fortune 500 companies and 13 of the Fortune 1000 for a total of 23 of the nation’s biggest brands in business. Why? Because Missouri outranks the majority of other states in overall lowest costs of doing business, lowest tax rates, lowest electricity and fuel costs, and a labor force of nearly 3 million skilled workers that exceeds the entire populations of 20 states.

Fortune 1000 companies are attracted to the long-term business benefits that Missouri has to offer. That’s why firms among today’s top industry sectors – including advanced manufacturing, information technology, financial and professional services, bio-sciences, transportation and logistics, healthcare, energy solutions, and others – plant their flags in the Show Me State, and many of those are in Southwest Missouri.

Check out these resources to explore more of Missouri’s advantages for business:

Missouri Workforce Profile

Missouri Demographic Profile

Missouri Education Profile


2014 Regional Employment Sector

  • Education & Health Services  > 36,700
  • Government  > 28,000
  • Retail Trade  > 24,800
  • Professional & Business Services > 24,200
  • Leisure & Hospitality  > 19,000
  • Manufacturing  > 14,200
  • Financial Activities  > 11,800
  • Wholesale Trade  > 10,200
  • Transportation & Utilities  > 9,700
  • Construction & Mining  > 7,300

Download the Regional Statistical Data Profile

Download 2015 Industry Clusters for Taney County

Download the Ozark Region Labor Market Profile

Taney County Quick Facts

  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • HUB Zone
  • Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ)
  • US Top 10 for Low Taxes
  • 7th Best Property Tax and Corporate Income Tax Index in US
  • 6th Lowest Business Energy Costs in US
  • 15% Lower Commercial Electricity Costs than US Average
  • 10% Lower Industrial Electricity Costs than US Average
  • 4th fastest population growth in Missouri
  • Ranks first in population growth outside of St. Louis and Springfield



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