Community Demographics

Poplar Bluff Manufacturing jobs represent 20.7% of the workforce v. Missouri 16.2%

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2010 Census Butler County 42,794,  +4.7% from 2000
63901 zip code population= 34,665 +6.1% from 2000

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Top Employers (All non-union)

Company Industry Type Employees
Poplar Buff Regional Medical Center Healthcare 1,200
Poplar Bluff R-1 Schools School District 700
V A Hospital Healthcare 580
Gates Corporation Radiator Hoses

550

Briggs & Stratton Corporation Small Engines 800
Mid Continent Steel & Wire Nail Production 500
Three Rivers College

Wal-Mart Department

City of Poplar Bluff

College

Department Store

City Government

380

365

300

FCC Behavioral Health

Starting USA

Healthcare

Recoil Starters

250

180

Other Manufacturing Companies:  Empire Comfort Systems, Revere Plastics, PMB,
Poplar Bluff Tool & Die, L & M Manufacturing, Foxy Manufacturing, Rice Trailers

Retail Gap Analysis (Butler County):

*In Millions of dollars

Category                                              Demand               Supply                  Opportunity

Home Furnishing Stores                                $7.3*                     $4.7                        2.5

Paint and Wallpaper Stores                           $1.5                        1.2                          .3

Other Building Materials                               33.3                        29.4                        3.9

Outdoor Power Equipment                             .9                            0                              .9

Grocery Stores                                                70.5                        56.1                        14.4

Specialty Food Stores                                      2.2                          1.5                          .7

Fabrics/Sew/Needle                                       .9                            0                              .9

Cosmetics, Beauty, Perfume                         1.3                          .07                          1.23

Optical Goods Stores                                      1.3                          .7                            .6

Other Health & Personal care                       2.3                          .5                            1.8

Men’s Clothing Stores                                    1.1                          0                              1.1

Women’s Clothing                                          4.2                          3.2                          1.0

Children’s, Infant’s Clothing                         1.1                          0                              1.0

Clothing Accessories                                      .4                            0                              .4

Shoe Stores                                                    3.5                          1.8                          1.7

Jewelry Stores                                              2.8                          1.9                          .9

Sporting Goods, Hobby                               7.4                          5.9                          1.5

Book, Periodical, Music                               3.0                          .5                            2.5

Office Supplies, Gifts                                   6.5                          2.0                          4.5

Information provided by Claritas, Inc. This list by no means guarantees success of businesses opened in these categories.

For more information contact:
Steve Halter
Director of Economic Development
shalter@pbindustries.org
573-429-8361