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Situated along the Highway 13 corridor only 30 miles and nearly 30 minutes north of Springfield and around 140 miles and 2 hours from Kansas City, Bolivar is positioned to be the perfect place to expand or start your business with a business-friendly atmosphere, including incentives for qualifying businesses.
We are pleased to have the Bolivar Business Park, our industrial park, which is a Missouri Certified Site, as well as recognition as a Certified Work Ready Community, offering a skilled workforce with opportunities for growth.
Bolivar is home to Southwest Baptist University, a four-year liberal arts university that offers up to 80 degree programs, including an MBA, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and a Master of Science in Nursing. Bolivar Technical College also offers health-related programs, including an LPN and RN.
Bolivar’s healthcare community includes Mercy Multispecialty Clinic, set to open in Fall 2019, and Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Healthcare Foundation, which is a fully integrated healthcare system that serves eight counties in southwest Missouri. CMH’s hospital and long-term care facilities have received national recognition in excellence and innovation.
More info on the City of Bolivar, Missouri coming soon.
Population | 11,038 (City of Bolivar)
Current Unemployment Rate | 4.09% (Polk County)
Current Total Workforce | 231,220 (Springfield MSA)
|Citizen Memorial Hospital||1,500|
|Bolivar R-1 School System||350|
|Southwest Baptist University||345|
|Duck Creek Technologies||200|
|Tracker/White River Marine||190|
|City of Bolivar||163|
|Southwest Electric Coop||80|
Bolivar Public Schools
- Pre-K through 12 Enrollment: 2,823
- Graduation rate: 92.2%
Southwest Baptist University
- Total undergraduate enrollment: 1,379
- Total graduate enrollment: 693
Bolivar Technical College
- 100% NCLEX pass rate for nursing students
The City of Bolivar provides city water and sewer to its residents, and has extended its reach south of Hwy. 13 to Karlin Acres and Prairie Heights Subdivisions. Treated with chlorine and fluoride, the city’s water supply is provided by five wells with a capacity of 4.5 MGD. The wells pump 400-700 gallons of water per minute. On an average day, they pump 1.5 MGD. The wastewater treatment plant can handle up to 2.5 MGD, with an average of 1 million gallons per day. City of Bolivar: 417-326-2489.
Liberty Utilities – Empire District and Southwest Electric Cooperative provide electric services to Bolivar’s residents. Liberty Utilities. 800-206-2300. Southwest Electric Cooperative, 800-262-0326.
There are three local providers of propane gas: Amerigas (Titan Propane), 824 S. Springfield Ave., 417-326-4305. Doke Propane, 206 N. Springfield Ave., 417-326-6111. Priority Propane, 4300 Scenic Ave.; 417-777-3090.
Windstream offers fiber optic Internet access with speeds from 100 Mbps up to 1 Gbps. Windstream Communications Inc., 800-501-1574.