The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce create opportunities that drive commerce and promote business.
Growth & Expansion
Building on our rich history, Warrensburg is positioning itself for a bright future. In cooperation with the economic development partners of the City of Warrensburg, Warrensburg Main Street, The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Johnson County Economic Development Corporation, several projects have recently been initiated to help the community prepare for future growth.
Whether you’re looking for small intimate boutiques, major discount stores or unique antique shops, the Warrensburg business community offers it all. There are more than 50 restaurants featuring a variety of dining styles, hotels, bed and breakfasts, a bowling alley at University of Central Missouri, and the Hawthorne Development project includes a new movie theater. Retail centers and individual outlets are located throughout Warrensburg.
Historic downtown provides an especially pleasant shopping environment with its ornate 19th-century architecture, much of which is being re-energized under the leadership of Warrensburg Main Street Inc., a non-profit organization working to revitalize and preserve downtown. The four points of the Main Street approach work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort. It works for historic preservation through economic development, believing that preservation happens naturally if businesses are economically stable. It also provides access to national information networks and technical assistance, as well as helping with business retention, expansion and recruitment. Visit Warrensburg Main Street Inc. at www.warrensburgmainstreet.com.
Warrensburg’s heartland work ethic and community pride make it a great place to do business. Several local companies have grown to national and international prominence aided by the exceptional workforce and affordable business climate. This has helped to create a diversified job base that provides the area with a secure and growing economy.
In the public sector, major employers include the University of Central Missouri with 1,391 faculty and staff members; and nearby Whiteman Air Force Base with over 7,642 civilian and uniformed personnel on its payroll. Private firms have contributed to the area’s high employment rate and bright economic outlook.
The retention and expansion of existing employers, entrepreneurs and businesses throughout Johnson County are the top priorities of the Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC). New and expanding businesses and entrepreneurs looking for free confidential site selection assistance, or information on Johnson County’s excellent business climate, workforce, available buildings, sites, financing and incentives
Contributing to the pool of trained, job-ready employees, the Johnson County Board of Services (JCBS) provides job skills development and hands-on job training to individuals with a wide variety of abilities. Through their Employment Services program, JCBS support the individuals they serve in increasing their self-sufficiency and financial independence, in turn contributing to a more vibrant and diverse local economy.
The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce provides many services to new and existing businesses in the Warrensburg area and their focus is business retention and expansion. Providing information on the area to individuals and companies interested in relocating or locating businesses in the Warrensburg area, and providing networking opportunities for community business members, is a priority for all. For additional information about the community, demographics, employers and available business properties visit www.Locationone.com. Contact the Chamber at (660) 747-3168, toll-free (877) OLD-DRUM, or visit www.warrensburg.org for personalized business services and assistance.