Taney County Partnership
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2015.
The Taney County Partnership represents the incorporated cities and villages of Taney County, including the City of Branson, in Missouri’s Springfield Region. The Taney County Partnership is a public-private organization made up of over 30 partners from both the public and private sectors. Partnership focuses on addressing the needs and opportunities of existing businesses, providing assistance to new and expanding businesses, fostering workforce development, supporting an entrepreneurial culture and advocating for a business-friendly climate throughout the region.
From its lush Ozark Mountains to its vast limestone caves, Missouri’s Springfield region provides a breathtaking backdrop for both business and pleasure. In the southern part of the region is Branson, one the most unique entertainment spots in Missouri, if not the country. Nicknamed “The Live Music Capital of the World,” Branson draws millions of visitors a year to its live theaters.
Springfield, Missouri’s third largest city, is located at the crossroads of Interstate 44 and U.S. highways 60 and 65, providing regional companies easy access to both customers and their supply chains. In fact, several company headquarters call the region home, including Bass Pro Shops and O’Reilly Automotive. Missouri State University, located in Springfield, provides a steady stream of talent for area businesses.