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The Magic of Marceline

You don’t need to travel to Disneyland for a taste of Disney. You’ll just have to make the drive up to the North Missouri town of Marceline—located at the edge of sparsely populated Linn County. In 1906, Elias Disney moved his family from Chicago to Marceline. Elias’s youngest son, Walt, spent his formative years there, drawing, painting, and dreaming. In

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Tourism is making waves for the Lake of the Ozarks economy

The economic impact from the Lake of the Ozarks ripples throughout the surrounding communities. Historically, the communities within Benton, Camden, Miller, and Morgan Counties have been tied to the ebb and flow of tourism and its related industries at the lake. But more than 83 years ago, the Lake of the Ozarks didn’t exist. Union Electric Company, the company that

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Springfield’s business-friendly environment reflects statewide efforts

Health care is the Springfield metropolitan area’s number one sector of employment, employing about 30,000 people with an economic impact of $4.5 billion. However, the city has grown its economic output by 50 percent over the past decade in no small part due to its other key industries and businesses. “I think it’s important to note that Springfield has a

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