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Competitive tax rates help attract new business and is a major reason for current ones to stay. Property taxes are just $1.05 per $100 assessed value, while in comparison the county rate is $3.78. A low sales tax rate of 6.225 percent within the city also aids current tenants and draws additional employers. The labor force is diligent, experienced, dependable and productive, which is the major factor for so many successful businesses relying on the community’s excellent work ethic.

With its proximity to larger scale markets in St. Louis and Memphis, Jackson remains as an advantageous city for business opportunities. Just under half of the nation’s population is within 500 miles, further heightening the city’s appeal as a centrally located distribution center. This is a major reason for the growth and increased revenue which local businesses are experiencing. The community, falling within a 50-mile radius, services over 300,000 people.

Acting as one of the largest regional districts in Missouri, the Jackson R-2 School District has played an important role in providing employment and creating an established, intellectual future work force. Education from local vocational schools, area colleges and universities help further the future leaders of our community.

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Three large industrial parks provide the focal point for the city’s business and industry. City Industrial Park, located in north Jackson, has 60 acres. Jackson Industrial Development Park is located on Jackson’s south side. All parks are within minutes of I-55 and approximately 15 miles from both river port and airport access.

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