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Welcome to the only Nixa in the world!Gig City

The City of Nixa is focused on progress. We are the premier small town in the Springfield-metro area. Our community features a high quality of life which has driven strong residential growth. The city continues to make wise investments and seize opportunities to attract further economic development.

Quality of Life:

  • Nixa’s motto is “Neighbors committed to an exceptional quality of life.” If you or your workforce crave quality of life, Nixa has it in spades.
  • Nixa has been named the “Best Town for Young Families” in the State of Missouri by OnlyInYourState.com.
  • Known as the “Crossroads of the Ozarks", Nixa is within convenient driving distance to all major attractions in southwest Missouri, yet tucked away enough to maintain a quiet, family-friendly atmosphere.
  • Nixa Public schools consistently rank among the top in the state and include the state’s first STEAM magnet school. The schools are frequently cited as one of the biggest draws to our town.
  • Area universities and the OTC Richwood Valley Campus just outside Nixa provide a pipeline of skilled laborers to the workforce.
  • The workforce in Nixa is well-educated, skilled and yet, affordable.
  • Low crime and an excellent Parks Department also mean Nixa is a safe place to play and have fun.
  • The stunning scenery of the rolling Ozark Mountains is just minutes away, from the flowering dogwoods in spring to the majestic reds, oranges and yellows each autumn. The rivers, streams, forests and hills provide a paradise for outdoor recreation, not to mention the spectacular lakes along the Missouri-Arkansas border.

Growth:

  • Between 1990 (population 4,706) and 2010 (population 19,022), the city experienced a staggering growth rate of 304 percent. 
  • Good value housing means new construction continues to boom in Nixa.
  • Within a 3-mile radius of Nixa, there exists more than 53,462 persons with an average household income of $57,465. It is from this growth in affluence that the city anticipates, and is planning for, continued quality development opportunities in the commercial, industrial, and residential markets.

Municipal Investments:

  • Nixa is a “Gigabit City”, featuring fast, reliable, and economical internet with download speeds up to 1Gbps and upload up to 50Mbps. Less than 8% of American cities currently offer this capability.
  • Nixa has taken the initiative to master plan its community in advance of expansion, which makes the administration of development applications unproblematic.
  • Nixa operates a public utility, meaning we provide electric, water, and sewer services at a low cost, and our electric utility has been designated as a platinum level reliable public power provider by the American Public Power Association.
  • Nixa is also home to the state’s largest solar farm, meaning a significant portion of the energy the City purchases is clean, renewable energy.
  • The municipal government prides itself on exceptional customer service and business leaders in the city tell us they appreciate the immediate accessibility of city management.
  • The City of Nixa is exploring the possibility of establishing a business incubator which might work in cooperation with the OTC Richwood Valley Campus.

Economic Development:

  • The Springfield Missouri metro area has been recognized by Forbes magazine as a great place for growing or starting a business.
  • There are multiple incentives available from the state and local governments. The city has an incentives policy.
  • Nixa’s Existing Business Support program helps local businesses that employ our residents and strengthen Nixa’s regional economy. We provide companies with a single point of entry to a variety of business assistance resources.
  • The Cities of Nixa and Ozark, their chambers of commerce, and Christian County came together to prepare an economic development strategic plan. The plan provides a blueprint for balanced growth to increase the self-sufficiency of the region.
  • The Cities of Nixa and Ozark have also partnered together for the establishment of the Christian County Business Development Corporation for the purpose of hiring a county-wide economic development director.
  • Looking to recruit workers? The Nixa community is stepping up our workforce development. Christian County has been certified as a "Work Ready Community." Nixa Public Schools was actively involved in making sure the requirements were met for this honor. Part of certification is the WorkKeys test that gives students the opportunity to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC is also another tool for kids to use in their post secondary life. It gives employers an idea of the students' level of work readiness skills. The county had to have a certain number of NCRCs within the "emerging population" of the work force, which are students. Nixa and Ozark schools took that part of the certification and made sure it was met.

Regional Perspective

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Click here to connect with the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce: http://www.nixachamber.com