National Recognition Articles

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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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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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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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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Missouri ranked in top 10 states most friendly to business

Jul 26, 2011

Business Insider ranked Missouri #7 in The Ten States Most Friendly To Business. The rankings demonstrate the top states for taxes and regulations. It took into account each states' cost of living, local tax burden, and budget outlook. View full article

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Missouri and Springfield recognized for low business costs and job growth

Jul 16, 2010

In a CNBC special report “America’s Top States for Business 2010” released this week, Missouri ranked fifth in the nation for the cost of doing business.  The report analyzed public data to score states’ competitiveness with 40 different measurements and used input...

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Springfield recognized by Forbes Magazine as a Best Place for Business and Careers

Apr 16, 2010

For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine has ranked Springfield in the top 50 Best Places for Business and Careers.  In the 2010 list, Springfield ranked 42nd out of 200 U.S. metropolitan areas, placing it in the top 25% based on cost of doing business, project job growth and education...

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Bizjournals ranks Springfield in the Top 50 Mid-Sized Metro for Best Quality of Life

Mar 16, 2009

Quality of life in the Springfield area received high marks from bizjournals' "Best Quality of Life" ranking. The Springfield metropolitan area ranked #40 out of 124 mid-sized metropolitan areas on the list. The study assessed 20 statistical categories using the latest Census Bureau data. The...

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Forbes Magazine Lists Springfield as a Best Place for Business and Careers

Feb 06, 2009

Springfield ranked in the top 50 Best Places for Business and Careers for the third year in a row. Out of 200 U.S. metropolitan areas, Springfield ranked 36th in 2009 in the Forbes magazine list. View Website

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