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Above are a few examples of criteria certain businesses set for a potential location to meet before they will consider coming to town. Jefferson City officials say 50,000 population is a key draw, but only if that number resides inside city limits or within nearby incorporated areas.

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Increasing population, draw factor are keys to attracting businesses, officials say

Many nationwide businesses, restaurants and corporations have certain requirements when choosing new locations, City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus says, and one of the most common requirements centers around population figures. Nickolaus said Jefferson City has a metro area of 150,000, but that count is not valid to many corporations.

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