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There’s no denying the important role health care plays in the Springfield region’s economy, and its role in recruiting and retaining employees.
Missouri in general, and southwest Missouri in particular, are in the midst of a technology industry boom that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down - and the Chamber is working to help tell that story.
Part of the Chamber's effort to help companies create jobs in our community includes helping the public understand the state of the local economic environment, and the process by which we encourage businesses to invest here.
IsoAge Technologies, a natural and sustainable food ingredient manufacturer, is expanding its local presence.
Conventional wisdom has said that if communities focus primarily on creating new jobs, those jobs will attract more people and make the community a desirable place to live and work. With the new realty of a national worker shortage, and the need for commercial real estate options, this blueprint no longer works well, which is why the SBDC has expanded its focus to include placemaking and real estate.
The value of loving cities formed the main message from the keynote speaker at the SBDC’s Annual Meeting: For the Love of Springfield. Nationally recognized author and community development consultant Peter Kageyama brought that message to the 450 in attendance on February 21 at University Plaza.
The Springfield Business Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting is fast approaching, and this year’s event will highlight the organization’s emphasis on quality of place in fostering economic growth.
The Springfield Business Development Corporation and its community partners are focused on making the Springfield region a desirable place for existing businesses to expand and for new businesses to locate, and one key is having the right buildings and land available for development.
Manufacturing is an incredibly competitive and complex industry, where growth often means a merger or an acquisition. But how does a business ensure it’s making the right move? That was the focus of the SBDC's 2018 Manufacturing Outlook on December 5.
This summer, the Springfield Business Development Corporation helped announce a new $8 million home office for Russell Cellular in Battlefield. On October 26, the wireless communication services company broke ground.
Technology has changed the world of higher education in myriad ways, from how information is shared with students to the environment in which they receive it – and even what information is most important for them to be receiving.
The national economy is currently strong, and it will remain strong through at least the end of 2019, according to the keynote speaker at the SBDC’s recent Economic Outlook - but Springfield needs to be prepared to grow and compete with similar communities for workforce.
The second event in the Chamber’s Outlook Series of economic development events will focus on the economy, and where it may be heading.
The Chamber and its economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, have received a Communications Excellence Best in Show award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
Springfield-based wireless communication services company Russell Cellular is expanding to accommodate more than two decades of growth. The exclusive Verizon Authorized Retailer plans to build a new 40,000-square-foot corporate headquarters facility in Battlefield, creating 135 new jobs with above-average wages over the next five years.
The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, recently made a presentation to Chamber members and SBDC investors about monetary policy and the economy – and his overall message was one of optimism tinged with caution.
During the Chamber’s annual event on May 2 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Great River Engineering received the 2018 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award.
The Springfield region – like Missouri and the rest of the country – has several positives on the health care horizon, but also faces significant challenges. That was the message from the March 28 Health Care Outlook, the first event in the 2018 Outlook Series.
Exploring the future of Springfield was the focus of the SBDC Annual Meeting on February 15, which showed more than 350 guests project activity in 2017 and looked ahead to what the next year holds for our region.
The Chamber’s economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, is preparing for its flagship annual event, where you’ll learn about economic development activity in the Springfield region and new efforts aimed at shaping our community's future.
According to a panel of industry leaders at the recent Manufacturing Outlook, the Springfield-area manufacturing industry is positioned to make continued advances in technology, wage growth and employee safety – if the community continues to make investments in programs that support workforce development and retention.
The fourth and final event in the SBDC's year-long Outlook series will focus on trends and innovation in one of the area’s largest sectors: manufacturing.
A new and vibrant addition to the Springfield economy is open for business, and company and community leaders were on hand October 18 to cut the ribbon on the new facility.
The third event in the Springfield Business Development Corporation’s Outlook series focused on education and featured four panelists offering their insights on innovation in a rapidly changing world.
A central theme emerged at the 2017 Economic Outlook event on August 23: our region’s economy is strong, but maintaining that strength will require investment in our future.
Missouri State University, the Chamber’s economic development arm, Springfield Business Development Corporation, and The Vecino Group announced in early July that they are exploring the potential for a new development within the IDEA Commons district in downtown Springfield.
One Call Care Management, a leading provider of workers’ compensation care management services, has selected the Springfield region to expand its operations. The Jacksonville, FL-based company is utilizing an existing Springfield building and will create 100 new full-time jobs with benefits by the end of 2017, with additional growth expected in the future.
3M has now officially announced the expansion of manufacturing operations at its Springfield facility, which is expected to create approximately 90 jobs over the next several years and bring $40M in capital to the site.
For the second group of companies in The eFactory’s Accelerator program, May 1 was the culmination of 12 weeks of hard work and the beginning of a new phase of development.
Despite the strength of the health care sector in the Springfield region, the need for unique solutions to health care needs and qualified workers is greater now than it has ever been.