Grove is the hub of Grand Lake O' the Cherokees – one of Mid America’s most popular recreational lakes. As such, the population of Grove swells during the spring, summer, and fall months as visitors flock to the community for lake fun plus shopping, dining, and entertainment. In addition to efforts to expand and retain existing businesses and industries, the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce actively works with potential businesses interested in investing and growing in the community in a variety of sectors and markets.
Grove serves as a retail hub for Northeast Oklahoma, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas. Numerous national retail chains have located in Grove in addition to many locally-owned and operated businesses. Whatever your need, chances are good you can find it locally. Our retailers and merchants also work together well on a number of promotions throughout the year to appeal to shoppers both locally and beyond the city’s traditional market area to offer unique shopping experiences not normally associated with communities our size.
Aviation & Aerospace
Industry in Grove thrives as well, and our community is noted for our impressive and growing aviation and aerospace cluster. Industries such as Orizon Aerostructures, Valence Grove, Ferra Aerospace, Malone’s CNC Machining, and others continue to grow and prosper in the community.
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Travel & Tourism
Grove & Grand Lake is recognized nationally as a top lake destination. The lake is known for its outstanding bass fishing– to include hosting the Bassmaster Classic twice and multiple national-level fishing events each year at Grove’s beautiful Wolf Creek Park – but it is also world renown for being a top paddlefish fishery. Additionally, Grand Lake is a watersports paradise offering almost every water sport imaginable, outstanding boating opportunities, and parasailing. Home to Shangri-La Resort and Patricia Island Country Club, Grove is a top golf destination offering outstanding golf, a lakeside resort atmosphere, plus casino gaming fun and excitement. In 2016, tourism spending in Grove and Delaware County was over $45 million and employed over 1,800 local residents.
Retirement & Relocation
If you are looking to “Live the Grand Life” and want to enjoy our laid-back, lake lifestyle year round, we encourage you to consider a move to Grove & Grand Lake. Our local businesses and industries offer a number of great employment opportunities ranging from entry-level to experienced and everything in between. Additionally, Grove & Grand Lake is a great place to live offering amenities and social opportunities for all ages. With Grand Lake plus great golf courses, outstanding healthcare facilities, relatively low cost of living, numerous volunteer opportunities, variety of housing options - all in a safe, friendly community - Grove & Grand Lake is also one of America’s most popular retirement destinations.
Whether you are interested in visiting us, retiring with us, or locating your business in Grove & Grand Lake, contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, and we will be happy to assist you through the process. We look forward to hearing from you!