Only 35 miles south of Springfield, on U.S. Highway 65, Hollister is located on the shores of Lake Taneycomo just adjacent to Branson, Missouri.  Working through a system of controlled growth, the City of Hollister aims to diversify its economy while improving upon the quality of life for its residents.  Hollister is a safe community with a progressive municipality that works together to engage both public and private industry with government and residential development

Hollister enjoys high-quality municipal water, sewer, and road systems, as well as an abundant, economical supply of electrical energy as its primary source of power.  The city boasts a progressive school system that serves beyond the city bounds into unincorporated surrounding areas.  And with only a 10-minute drive to some of the greatest entertainment and recreational destinations in the country, Hollister has all you need to live, work, and do business.


Hollister’s Data

Population | 4,486 (City of Hollister)
Current Unemployment Rate | 7.4% (Taney County)
Current Total Workforce | 26,583 (Taney County)

Top Employers



Hollister School District 251
Menards 165
Lowe’s 135
Point Lookout Nursing & Rehab 98
OTC Table Rock Campus 75
Country Mart 60
McDonalds 50
City of Hollister 47
Harter House 45
LaQuinta Inn & Suites 35

Hollister Public Schools

Enrollment 1,400
Graduation Rate 99%


The Hollister R-V School District has an unrelenting focus on learning.  This is evident in by the districts impressive graduation rate from high school of 100%.

Ozarks Technical Community College, Table Rock Campus

The Table Rock Campus of Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) offers an array of academic programs including an Associates of Arts degree, an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, as well as a Licensed Practical Nursing program.  Whether students are looking for variety of general education classes or are looking to utilize the Adult Education and Literacy program assisting with preparation for the high school equivalency exam, the OTC Table Rock Campus provides the opportunity for individuals to continue learning with a quality educational experience.


The City of Hollister has its own utility department that offers water, sewer, and trash services.

Electricity is provided by Empire Electric and Summit Natural Gas of Missouri.

Table Rock Dam

Designed and maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Table Rock Dam is 6,423 feet long and consists of a concrete section 1,602 feet long and two earth embankment sections having a length of 4,821 feet. Completed in 1961, the dam is 252 feet above the riverbed and contains 1,230,000 cubic yards of concrete as well as 3,320,000 cubic yards of embankment. Four 18 foot diameter penstocks convey water to four 50,000 kilowatt generating units in the powerhouse.

Tri-Lakes Regional Drying FacilityHollisterScreenPull_BIO

Land application of sludge is now a thing of the past.  Operational since January of 2015, the Tri-Lakes Regional Drying Facility incorporates three centrifuges that spin the water found in wastewater out to produce a product similar to moist dirt.  The finished material is similar to granulated charcoal and purchased by a local agricultural suppliers for use as a soil additive.  This process offers several advantages over the former process of land application with little to no impact to the environment.

While the Drying Facility is located in Branson, Missouri, surrounding communities including Hollister bring their sludge to the facility for drying.

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