Fulton Tourist Attractions Keep Job Market Healthy

6 years 4 weeks 2 days ago Friday, May 18 2012 May 18, 2012 Friday, May 18, 2012 4:15:00 PM CDT May 18, 2012 in News
By: Paige Flores

FULTON - The city of Fulton was recently named "The 4th Best Place to Live in Rural America" by Progressive Farmer Magazine. One reason for the town's high ranking is its healthy job market.

The current unemployment rate for the city is 6.50 percent, lower than the national unemployment rate that stands at 8.6 percent. Fulton's recent job growth is up by 2.49 percent, while the nation's job growth is only .35 percent. 

One of the main reasons why Fulton's economy remains stable is due to its many tourist attractions, like the National Churchill Museum on the Westminster College campus.

The museum is a tribute to Winston Churchill and is full of paintings, sculptures, documents, and many other artifacts that honor the life and work of the man who gave his infamous 'Iron Curtain" speech on the Westminster campus.

Fulton City Administrator Bill Johnson said attractions like the National Churchill Museum are what keep people from all over the country coming back to the city. He said, "The tourist attractions that Fulton have are one of a kind in the nation. I think we're very fortunate. If people want to see the Churchill Museum they'll come to Fulton, Missouri no matter where they live".

Johnson said other attractions in the city that also contribute to Fulton's healthy economy are the Auto World Museum and the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society.

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