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Tackling the concept of international growth Organizations are always looking for ways to grow, but the idea of international growth can be daunting. For CEO and founder of Integrated Trade Finance LLC (ITC) Jeffrey Kamins, however, there is no choice but to get competitive by getting your business into the foreign market – and it…

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Health care leaders talk access and employee impact There’s no denying the important role health care plays in the Springfield region’s economy, and its role in recruiting and retaining employees. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that nearly 36,000 people have jobs tied directly to health care in our 10-county region, working in more…

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Positioning our region for tech growth 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. That’s the news from the Technology 2030 Report, commissioned by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry and released at a recent conference in…

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Helping members understand the story of economic development As the Chamber works to help companies create jobs in our community, part of that effort includes helping the public understand the state of the local economic environment, and the process by which we encourage businesses to invest here. Chamber President Matt Morrow has been featured in…

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Springfield region attracts multimillion-dollar expansion from global food ingredients supplier IsoAge Technologies, a natural and sustainable food ingredient manufacturer, is expanding its local presence. The company is bringing a manufacturing division to our region, combining it with an existing research and development division in a 90,000 sq. ft. facility in southwest Springfield. Headquartered in Athens,…

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SBDC Annual Report highlights enhanced approach to economic development Conventional wisdom has said that if communities focus primarily on creating new jobs, those jobs will attract more people – and as a result the community will become a desirable place to live and work. With the new realty of a national worker shortage, this blueprint…

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The importance of loving your community and creating quality places Living in a city is like being in a relationship, and like any other relationship, feelings about a city can go stale over time. To stay emotionally engaged, residents must celebrate their love for their city – and by doing so actually they actually make…

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New year, new focus on commercial land for development The Chamber’s economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation – along with our community partners – are all focused on making the Springfield region a desirable place for existing businesses to expand and for new businesses to locate. One of the ways the SBDC helps…

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Manufacturers talk strategic growth Manufacturing is an incredibly competitive and complex industry. Businesses are constantly looking for the best talent and the most innovative paths to growth. Often, that means a merger or an acquisition. But how does a business ensure it’s making the right move, and how does it successfully navigate the potential pitfalls?…

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Russell Cellular: Breaking ground on a new corporate headquarters When a company is evaluating a location for a new corporate headquarters, that project often represents significant capital investment and job creation. This summer, the Chamber’s economic development arm—the Springfield Business Development Corporation—helped announce just such a project: a new $8 million home office for Russell…

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