Vote YES for OTC on April 3!

Help support education and workforce development

The Chamber's board of directors has unanimously endorsed two propositions that Ozarks Technical Community College is placing on the April 3 ballot in communities within the college's taxing district.

Proposition A is a renewal of a 5-cent property tax, approved by voters in 1998, that has been used to complete the college’s Industry and Transportation Technology Center and to establish many high-demand technical and healthcare degrees. Proposition B, which also has a 20-year sunset, would allow OTC to create a Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Technology with training focused on skills needed for quality jobs in our region, as well as expanding technical and allied health programs at the Richwood Valley and Table Rock campuses.

The links below offer more information on these issues and why the Chamber is encouraging its members to vote yes on both issues on April 3. 

More Information

A quick look at the ballot issues
Sample ballot language (Greene County - PDF)
OTC's 2017 Annual Report

Analysis of the Return on Investment and Economic Impact of Education
Educational information about the tax initiatives (PDF)

Endorsements of Propositions A & B

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Hollister
Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS
Heavy Construction Laborers' Local Union No. 663
Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce
Ozark Chamber of Commerce
Republic Area Chamber of Commerce
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Taney County Partnership

News Coverage

OTC announces $1 million grant to help veterans enroll in college - News-Leader
Robotics in Waiting: OTC seeks pole position as advanced manufacturing educator
Possible OTC expansion could address skilled labor shortage in tri-lakes area - KY3
OTC wins $50,000 Siemens-Aspen Community College STEM Award
- OTC news release
OTC requests tax hike to build training center for high-paying technical jobs
- News-Leader
$234 million: OTC unveils economic impact on region, ponders tax increase - News-Leader
For first time, OTC spring enrollment higher than the fall - News-Leader