Springfield, MO ranked in top 25 most promising cities to buy a new home

Aug 03, 2012

The Daily Beast ranked Springfield, Missouri 19th in the Best American Cities to Buy a House, From Minneapolis to Fargo. The rankings were considered from four categories, weighted equally, for 150 cities, with data from the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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Springfield named top ten cities for best barbecue

Aug 01, 2012

Springfield has been named 6th in the nation in the Top 10 Best BBQ Cities by Livability.com, a national website that highlights more than 500 of America’s best places to live and visit. Springfield made the list because of the number and quality of barbecue restaurants and festivals...

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Missouri ranked in top 10 states for new businesses

Jun 19, 2012

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity ranks Missouri #6 in the 10 Most Entrepreneurial States. The report cites Missouri's low taxes, low electricity costs and recent pushes by the State Legislature to make the state more business friendly as reasons for the high ranking. View full article

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Building supply company expands 30,000 sq.ft., adding $3 million in capital investment

May 23, 2012

Arrowhead Building Supply, Inc., a distributor and wholesaler of exterior building supplies and materials, has announced today the expansion of a new 30,000 sq.ft. facility.In addition to the new facility, the Springfield community will benefit from the company’s anticipated $3 million in...

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Missouri’s tax climate named most competitive in South Central Region of the nation

Jan 19, 2012

In a new study by Ernst & Young, Missouri ranked highest in five of the eight business categories examined, including business friendliness. Taxes examined in the report included corporate income taxes, franchise taxes, sales and use taxes on business purchases, and local property taxes. The...

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Springfield, Missouri ranked 20th in best communities for commuting

Jan 06, 2012

Springfield, Missouri, was ranked 20th among large communities for favorable commuting according to a story reported by The Business Journals. With 41% of workers able to drive from home to their jobs in less than 15 minutes, Springfield well exceeds the national average of...

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Springfield, Missouri Unemployment Rate Drops Below 7%

Jan 05, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released November 2011 unemployment rate estimates, confirming the economic success the Springfield, Missouri metro area has seen in the last year.  Springfield metro area’s November unemployment rate dropped to 6.7%, down from 7.3% in October, and 8.5%...

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Springfield, Missouri ranked third among American cities for job growth

Dec 22, 2011

Researchers at 24/7 Wall St. recently named the top five American cities that have gained the most jobs from November 2010 – October 2011 using data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Springfield ranked 3rd with a job growth rate of nearly 5 percent, representing more than...

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Greene County (Springfield), Missouri, named in top five nationwide for economic strength

Dec 09, 2011

The core of the Springfield, Missouri region, Greene County, has been named fifth in the Top 10 Mid-Sized Counties in the nation in a newly created “Fourth Economy Community (FEC) Index”. Fourth Economy Consulting launched the new index highlighting communities ideally positioned...

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Springfield named in top ten cities with the cheapest cost of living

Dec 02, 2011

Kiplinger ranked Springfield tenth in the 10 U.S. Cities with the Cheapest Cost of Living. Kiplinger ranked the least expensive places to live using data from the U.S. Census (metropolitan statistical areas only) and the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, which is assembled by the Council for Community...

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