Members of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday for the September Quarterly Luncheon. During an informal Q&A session before the meal, Retail Development Committee members Ray Stipp and Jerry Griffith spoke on the planned TDD improvements to what is referred to as the Highway 60 I-49 Corridor. What is now known as Highway 71 will soon become Interstate 49, it is believed this will create additional retail opportunities for the Neosho area, centered around the intersection of highways 60 and 71 (soon to be I-49). Architectural renderings of the proposed improvements were displayed for reference, Chamber members asked questions concerning the location and timeline of the proposed traffic-flow and safety improvements.
The Luncheon’s speaker was U.S. Congressman Steve Womack, former Mayor of Rogers Arkansas. Congressman Womack spoke about the rapid growth experienced in Rogers Arkansas and how planning and zoning played a part in guiding that growth. “Don’t’ let anyone tell you that you can’t do it” Congressman Womack addressed the crowd. Lunch was provided by Great Western Dining of Neosho.