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The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce is leading the Launch Stone County initiative.
Courtesy Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce
The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce is leading the Launch Stone County initiative.

Table Rock chamber debuts economic growth plan

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The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce has debuted a five-year economic growth plan.

Called Launch Stone County, the initiative seeks $1.1 million over the five-year period to improve the community in the areas of business retention, expansion and recruitment; workforce development and housing; marketing for tourists; and community development, according to a prospectus released this month on the chamber's website.

"This is a very high priority and would take Stone County to the next level," said Dwayne Falk, president of Table Rock Community Bank and one of the campaign co-chairs, in the prospectus. "Economic development resources will have a huge impact, and there is no better organization than the chamber to lead this charge."

Launch Stone County's goals include:
• the hiring of an economic development director.
• working with businesses to determine workforce challenges.
• soliciting a countywide housing study.
• developing an inventory to identify local workforce skill requirements.
• designing and developing a tourism information center.
• creating an annual marketing plan.
• adding an intergovernmental cooperation council.
• identifying potential public-private facility improvements.

Needed funds would be sought from businesses, organizations, community leaders and stakeholders, according to the prospectus.

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