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The city of Bolivar, in Polk County Missouri, offers wonderful opportunity for business and industrial growth. Located in the beautiful Ozark region of Missouri, and close to both Springfield and Kansas City, Bolivar is strong in these major sectors – Metalworking, Transportation and Logistics, Chemical/Plastics, and Food Manufacturing. With major US highways both north/south and east/west, and the Interstate 49 and Interstate 44 corridors feeding the Bolivar labor shed, and access to multiple commercial and general aviation airports, our location is ideally situated to reach a large percentage of the US population.

The Bolivar, MO labor shed is comprised of a nine county area, with a total population of 462,288 (2017), 2.9% growth over the past five years, and an anticipated growth of 2.3% between 2017 and 2022. Included in this population is a skilled labor pool with many growth areas and concentrations compared to the US average.


  • Polk County
    Bolivar Labor Shed
    Bolivar

  • I-49
    I-44
    US-54
    US-60
    US-65
    MO-13

    Polk County
    Bolivar Labor Shed
    Bolivar

  • National Airport
    Regional Airport

    Polk County
    Bolivar Labor Shed
    Bolivar

Number of Metalworking Companies in Our Labor Shed

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Metalworking Industries in Our Labor Shed vs US Average

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Growth Occupations in our Laborshed

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Labor Shed Occupations vs US Average

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Skilled Labor in our Laborshed

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Sector and labor data provided by Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship & Insyteful™

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