work ready certified

Certified January, 2014

Economic Development Services:
  • Provide pertinent information about locating and expanding a business in the Poplar Bluff area.
  • Serve the Missouri community of Poplar Bluff as well as rural areas of Butler County.
  • Prepare Confidential and Comprehensive Project Proposals based on your project criteria.
  • Coordinate community visits and property tours for site selection teams.
  • Act as liaison with state and local officials, area real estate developers, and utility and transportation representatives.
  • Maintain current inventory of available buildings and industrial sites.
  • Provide information on labor force, taxes, energy costs, financing and job training programs.

2019 project:  Empire Comfort System (new manufacturing facility on certified site)

2018 project:  Industrial Park Overpass

2017 projects:  Legacy Fasteners (new manufacturing facility), M&J Carriers (new trucking company)

2016 project:  First Missouri Department of Economic Development CERTIFIED SITE in Southeast Missouri.

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2015 project:  Mid Continent Steel & Wire, the largest bulk pallet nail producers in the U.S.A., announced a $5 million cap ex, 91 job expansion in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

For more information, contact Steve Halter, Director of Economic Development, Butler County, at 573-429-8361 or