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Missouri Economic Department approves state TIF for Branson

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has approved the state tax increment financing (TIF) for the city of Branson’s 208 acre lakefront development known as Branson Landing. The state TIF will pay for a portion of the development by providing about $54 million in funding to the city over 19 years. “The announcement of the…

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Convention center at Branson Landing to attract meeting-goers

Branson, in southwest Missouri, will soon be moving toward the top meeting planners’ lists as a first-class convention destination with the city’s recent approval for Branson Landing, an enormous new downtown lakefront development. The mixed-use complex will feature a multi-purpose convention center with adjoining hotel and an 80-acre retail shopping and restaurant district – all…

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Branson the best, eight years straight

For the eighth straight year, the American Bus Association (ABA) has named Branson the Best All-Round City for Motorcoach Travel. In February 2002, at the American Bus Marketplace, more than 220 respondents voted for their favorites in several categories. In addition to gaining top honors, Branson also garnered the first position in two other areas…

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Branson is named the top motorcoach destination of the decade

Byways magazine names Branson, Missouri the top motorcoach destination of the entire decade. In its eleventh year of selecting the top 50 motorcoach destinations of the year, Byways magazine took a look at the destinations that have repeatedly scored high among motorcoach groups over the past ten years. With no surprise to industry insiders, Branson…

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Veterans Memorial Museum welcomes Brigadier General Paul Tibbets

Branson, MO – Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the famed B-29 Enola Gay, will be available on Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Veterans Memorial Museum to autograph photos and copies of the book, “Return of the Enola Gay”. Visitors are welcome to bring their cameras along to have their pictures taken with…

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Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson celebrates grand opening

Branson, MO – The dreams and vision of a rural Nebraska man were realized this week with the grand opening of the Veterans Memorial Museum in the town of Branson, Missouri. The Veterans Task Force is calling this one of the “greatest tributes ever completed for the Veterans of the Twentieth Century.” The hallmark of…

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Veterans Memorial Museum raises WWI P-51 Mustang Fighter Plane

Branson, MO – A full-size WWII P-51 Mustang Fighter Plane was set on it’s 30′ high pedestal in front of the Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson, Missouri on Monday, October, 16, 2000. The raising of the plane occurred amidst the national sorrow following the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole. As the crowd gathered to…

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