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John Deere Reman to expand operations in Springfield Deere & Company, a world leader in agriculture and construction, is expanding operations in Springfield, Missouri. The remanufacturing division of Deere & Company, John Deere Reman, will add drivetrain and hydraulic remanufacturing operations to their existing facilities, creating 130 new jobs. John Deere Reman remanufactures engines, fuel,…

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SGF Business Insider – March 2021: How Do Businesses Navigate the Digital Landscape? The Internet, smart devices and social media have fundamentally changed the way individuals and businesses interact with each other – including how they make purchasing decisions. In order for small businesses to be successful in this new digital landscape, they must understand…

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New microbrewery breaks ground in the Springfield Region The Springfield region continues to focus on creating unique places and experiences for residents, evidenced by the newest brewery to the burgeoning craft beer scene in the Ozarks. Wire Road Brewing Company is officially launching and will break ground very soon on plans to build a new…

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Examining the economic impact of health care The health care industry has been at the top of everyone’s mind over the last year. But as the Chamber’s economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, demonstrated during its recent Health Care Outlook event, it’s also hard to overstate the industry’s impact on the region’s economy…

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Significant year for projects, despite unprecedented challenges The ongoing pandemic has created challenges for nearly every aspect of economic development. Attracting new businesses and business expansions is no exception. However, despite the challenges created by travel restrictions, social distancing and working from home, the Chamber and its economic development arm – the Springfield Business Development…

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SGF Business Insider – February 2021: How Do We Win Projects & Create Jobs? In this episode of our podcast, SGF Business Insider, Chamber President Matt Morrow talks to Mary Lilly Smith, Planning & Development Director for the City of Springfield, and Ryan Mooney, the Chamber’s Senior Vice President of Economic Development. They talk about…

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New maintenance base coming to airport Aviation industry leader Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, has announced plans to expand its aircraft maintenance operations in Springfield by moving into a new and bigger facility at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. This expansion will allow Envoy to maintain more modern aircraft, which…

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Amazon announces new Springfield facility Amazon recently announced that it is continuing its investment in the Springfield region with the addition of a new AMXL facility in Springfield. This joins the already announced fulfillment center under construction in Republic. The Springfield AMXL site, located at 2960 North Martin Ave, is expected to open in March.…

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SGF Business Insider Podcast – January 2021: How Do Business Leaders Prepare? Welcome to SGF Insider, our cooperative podcast project with Leadership Springfield where we give you a look at the people and programs that help make Springfield a great place to live, work and play. In this installment of the Chamber’s portion of the…

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A look at what drives regional manufacturing growth The Manufacturing Outlook – presented virtually by the Chamber’s economic development arm, the SBDC, on December 3 from the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center – offered a wide-ranging look at the trends in the manufacturing industry, along with the process that businesses use when deciding where to…

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