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The Chamber and Springfield Business Development Corporation have published a new community relocation guide and released another video, adding to the Talent Attraction Initiative arsenal. The new video specifically targets IT talent.
Workforce isn't just a buzz word--it's part of an emerging issue facing communities across the nation. See how Springfield is working to stay ahead of the trend.
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce announced today it will contract with Springfield Public Schools and 10 other area school districts to launch a new career readiness initiative that will focus public education resources on confronting the number one challenge facing businesses and employers today: talent development and retention.
The intel that we receive from visiting with area employers is crucial. It helps our organization and our community stay ahead of trends in the economy and tells us where we need to focus in the long term. There is one trend in particular that we hear so often and that is so important that the Chamber's board of directors has decided to elevate it to a fourth Strategic Area of Focus to our Action Plan this year.
From Op-Eds to an annual gala, the Chamber's legislative advocacy team has been working almost non-stop to move the needle on top legislative priorities this January.
There are a number of companies in our region who contribute above and beyond their Chamber membership to invest specifically in the economic development efforts of the SBDC. The SBDC is staffed by and serves as the economic development arm of Chamber. See what the SBDC accomplished in 2014.
The Chamber is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to conduct a short 10 question survey which will evaluate regional economic conditions. Participation in the survey is voluntary, and will be open to all businesses from February 4 through February 11 in an online format. The results of the survey will be released later this spring.
From marketing to networking to skills training, check out this list of ways that the Chamber can help you grow your business in 2015. No time? No problem.
Three days, 10 panel discussions, 43 guest speakers, and 168 tweets later, 61 of Springfield’s business and community leaders learned the ins-and-outs of what makes Omaha, Nebraska a city of big ideas, big dollars and “no coasting.”