Conveniently located on State Hwy 5, Ava has quick and easy access to State Highways 60 and 65 and Interstate 44   (I-44). With its affordable tax base and real estate, Ava offers the perfect location for growing and sustaining industry and is continually searching for and promoting new ways to bring Ava the  advantages found  in larger metro areas.

Land is available for development in the Ava Industrial Park. Parcels from 2 acres to 20 acres are on hand, complete with necessary roads and utilities. Contact the Industrial Development Corp at 417-683-4193 or 683-1988 for more information.

Agriculture is an  important industry in Douglas County. Missouri is among the top five states in the number of cattle farms and cow/calf production.  Beautiful beef and dairy cattle operations abound in Douglas County.

The leading areas of employment in the Ava area are manufacturing, education, health care, social services, retail and a variety of services. Several major employers that call Ava home are: Copeland Corporation, Heath & Son Feed and Supply, the Ava R-1 School District, Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center, Town & Country Supermarket, White River Valley Electric Cooperative and Wal-Mart Supercenter.