Economic Development

Camdenton NE Square                     Set your sites on Camdenton!
Located in the heart of Missouri, at Lake of the Ozarks, where our stability is a testament to our workforce and the services Camdenton’s business community provides to the region. Central to the State and Nation, our climate welcome’s all businesses, large and small, with features including a strong work ethic, skilled labor force and competitive labor rates, no city property tax, low county taxes, excellent transportation system, access to utilities, low fuel cost and high quality of life.

Camdenton at a Glance

  • Current Population is 3,718
  • Camdenton grew by 34% from 2000 to 2010, average age is 34
  • Population of Camden County grew by 19% during the same period
  • A continued increase in growth is projected as Baby Boomers retire.
  • Average household income is $40,370. (2012)
  • 12 colleges and universities within 80 miles of Camdenton
  • Over 4,150 students enrolled at Camdenton R-III Public Schools
 Traffic Counts    
Intersection of US Hwy 54 & MO Hwy 5  2010 2012 
Annual Average Daily Traffic  34,725  43,835
July Average Daily Traffic  46,184  58,301
January Average Daily Traffic  27,780 35,068
Total Annual Traffic  12,674,625  15,999,775
     

The Economic Development Director for the City of Camdenton is responsible for developing and implementing programs that stimulate the Camdenton area economy. Specifically, this means facilitating partnerships with residents, businesses, civic organizations, and government; maintaining existing business, and building a stronger tax base with quality developments desired within the community; and promoting the City of Camdenton on a regional and national level to attract new businesses to the area.

The City of Camdenton is dedicated to development of the community and has adapted a "Smart Growth" philosophy, which recognizes the connection between promoting quality of life and business climate improvements. We are investing time and resources to create a mix of housing and commercial space, while maintaining our history of a town center. We encourage development and economic expansion activities that are planned to promote our community's quality of life.