Let's Talk Business

Employment sector information reveals valuable details about our local economy.

flickr user Jeff Kubina (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

It’s time to gaze into the future and see what 2020 will bring in the business world.

I wish I had a crystal ball to tell you what to expect in the coming year, but I do not. It has also been my experience year ahead forecasts tend to be about as accurate as long term weather forecasts meaning they are just very educated guesses but not reliable. After all, many experts were predicting an economic downturn in 2019. Wrong! Having said that, it is still kind of fun to see what the experts say we can look forward to in 2020.

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

2019 was a dynamic year for change and development. Can’t believe it is almost 2020.

The national economy is strong and the state of Missouri is set to welcome the medical marijuana business. We are living through an impeachment process as the federal government has had an interesting year. So, let’s look locally.

Cape Chamber

When examining the numbers for 2019 there are some real positives and some challenges.

Cape Chamber

It is a difficult thing to define but a very important component of a vibrant community.

Quality of life is a much used phrase in the marketing materials of just about every area. But exactly what is quality of life and how do you measure it? And are there basic components that matter to everyone?