Quaint communities such as Boonville, Moberly, Fulton and Mexico grace the Central Region. They host a variety of industries such as Brookstone, Dura Automotive, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Spartan Light Metals, and Missouri's only nuclear power plant in Callaway County. The Churchill Memorial, where Winston Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain" speech, is located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton. In the southern part of the region, the Lake of the Ozarks boasts 1,150 miles of shoreline, 15 golf courses, and numerous quality resorts.
While the region maintains a healthy economic base, significant efforts are underway to meet the needs of a growing science and technology-based economy. Utilizing part of the University of Missouri's property, the new Discovery Ridge Research Park is under development with a cluster of research-oriented companies beginning to fill the campus.Missouri CORE Partnership
Mike Downing, Director
213 Adams Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102