Chamber in Action

Millions in State Funding for Branson

  • Secured more than $3,000,000 in CARES Act funding for marketing Branson businesses during the pandemic
  • Secured more than $840,000 in grants for marketing and research in 2022 and 2023
  • Helped live shows and theatres secure hundreds of thousands of dollars through the “Shuttered Venue Operator Grants” from the federal government

Big Events Supporting Local Businesses

  • American Quilters Society Conference: 14,000 people and $6,000,000 economic impact
  • Cal Ripken World Series: 500 baseball teams and $3,700,000 economic impact
  • Missouri State Archery Tournament: 16,000 people and $7,600,000 economic impact

Keeping Branson in the News

  • $16,400,000 advertising equivalency in 2021 through Public Relations
  • USA Today: “10 Reasons Why Branson is Worth a Visit During Holidays” reaching 20 million
  • Southern Living: “15 Best Train Rides for Spotting Fall Foliage” reaching 8 million
  • Forbes: “Branson #3 Trending Destination on Trip Advisor” reaching 69 million

Attracting More Workers

  • Launched #1 Jobs Board for businesses in Taney and Stone Counties,
  • Advertise online the benefits of living in Branson to potential workers in surrounding states
  • Assist with new workforce solutions through College of the Ozarks and MyShift

Voice of Business

  • Keeping Branson top of mind with elected officials including Governor Parson who has been the featured speaker at State of the State Luncheon in 2021 and 2022
  • Assisted campaigns to renew vital taxes for businesses including the Sewer District Tax and Branson Tourism (and infrastructure) Tax
  • Educate government officials on new housing projects for locals and J-1 Visa Students

Theatre Industry Study

As part of the “5 in FIVE” initiative, the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB and Branson Show Task Force, comprised of 17 show…