The Director of the Taney County Partnership says that workforce development continues to be a key component to potential success for the Branson Tri-Lakes Region.
Jonas Arjes, who leads the organization that works with potential developments interested in locating in the region, says during an interview Tuesday on KRZK's "Ozarks Now" program that those issues pre-dated the issues with COVID-19 but the pandemic has brought those issues even more to the forefront.
Arjes said the labor shortage was an issue before the pandemic and the changing work environment has now added more challenges for businesses trying to serve the increasing number of both residents and visitors to the Lakes Region.
Arjes adds that TCP continues to work with businesses and area leaders to address challenges like housing in order to provide the best opportunities for businesses and potential employees alike.
The complete interview with Jonas Arjes can be heard below: