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Nixa, Missouri — Population 19,022

"Nixa's cooperative spirit — everyone (Chamber, School District, County, and the city) are on the same page ready to assist in any way that they can." 

— Brian Bingle, city administrator 


  • Proximity to Springfield and Branson


  • Two airports and interstate access
    • Springfield-Branson National Airport, 20 miles
    • Branson Airport, 40 miles
    • US 65, 4 miles east
    • I-44, 15 miles north


  • Population is young, educated, and employed; they are termed "Urban Cliff Climbers": Young and in pursuit of their individual dreams. 
  • 24% have college degrees and 38% have some college education
  • Very high labor force participation rate at 70% compared to the metro area (63%) and the state (64%)
  • 36% in management and professional occupation
  • 30% in sales and office occupation
  • Highest accredited public school system in the state


  • 3.9% unemployment 
  • Strength of health care (regionally), Mercy & Cox Health
  • Exceptional employment stability

Quality of Life

  • Low cost of living index
  • Affordable residential property values
  • Low crime rate


TIP Strategies Economic Development Plan for Christian County

TIP Strategies Economic Development Implementation Plan for Christian County.



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