Community & DemographicsPoplar Bluff, MO
- Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center – 1400 60% 60%
- Briggs & Stratton – 953 43% 43%
- Poplar Bluff R1 Schools – 754 38% 38%
- John J. Pershing VA Hospital – 684 34% 34%
- Gates Corporation – 500 30% 30%
- Three Rivers College – 385 25% 25%
- Mid-Continent Steel & Wire – 376 23% 23%
- Wal-Mart – 362 20% 20%
- City of Poplar Bluff – 225 15% 15%
- FCC Behavioral Health – 185 10% 10%
Other Manufacturing Companies include:
Empire Comfort Systems, Revere Plastics, PMB, Poplar Bluff Tool & Die, L & M Manufacturing, Foxy Manufacturing, Nortek, Primo Grills, and Rice Trailers
Poplar Bluff Manufacturing jobs represent 20.7% of the workforce v. Missouri 16.2%
Retail Gap Analysis
(In Millions of Dollars)
LABOR & TRAINING
Labor force within 45 minutes of Poplar Bluff = 77,647
CERTIFIED ACT WORK READY COMMUNITY
The work ethic of employees in the greater Poplar Bluff area is second to none. There is an ample supply of qualified labor. We don’t just say this, we mean it! In January of 2014 Butler County was recognized by Governor Nixon as a CERTIFIED ACT WORK READY COMMUNITY. One of the first in the state of Missouri and only the third in the United States.
In July of 2015, Nortek Global HVAC sent out a press release that they would be bringing back their warehousing/distribution operation to Poplar Bluff due to the “quality of workforce”.
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Businesses boast productivity numbers that rank high in comparison, both regionally and nationally.