Missouri has many attributes that we sometimes overlook — you know, too close to the forest to see the trees. East Central College and the cities of Washington and Union, along with the Missouri Partnership, an economic development group, held a two-day program last week for an evaluation of what Franklin County offers and suggestions to spur economic growth.
A consulting firm from South Carolina had two representatives here for the evaluation and suggestions for economic growth. The consultants put the emphasis on having sites with all the necessary utilities and large buildings available for prospects. They also pointed to the need to have websites with comprehensive data about the sites, buildings and the communities. This area is lacking in having available modern buildings with certain requirements, such as wall heights. Good sites are available that are shovel ready.
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