by: Scott McCaulley

The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce along with Missouri State Representative Brad Hudson are co-hosting a first of its kind event to benefit Economic Development in Stone County.

The Stone County Economic Development Summit takes place Thursday morning in Reeds Spring at the New Testament Church from 8:30 until Noon.

“The summit is open to anyone in Stone County who is interested in learning more about current best practices in economic development,” said Sheila Thomas, President/CEO of the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce in a press release. “The Chamber formed Table Rock Regional Partnership several years ago to begin working on issues affecting economic development in Stone County. This summit is a step forward in addressing some of those issues and provides individuals with a voice in how Stone County moves forward.”

Representative Hudson will be one of the speakers at the summit along with Nick Thieman, Director of Gibson Technical Center at Reeds Spring Schools. Other presentations will be made by representatives from Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Partnership.

The Chamber received a $5,000 micro-grant this spring from the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board to assist in funding the Stone County Economic Development Summit. That grant was awarded to several counties in the region including Taney, which through the Taney County Partnership is using their grant to conduct Small Business Classes this month.

For more information on the Stone County Economic Summit, click here to link up to the page from the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce.