The Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is comprised of Greene, Christian, Webster, Polk & Dallas counties and has a population of over 420,000 people.

Springfield's area of economic influence reaches 27 counties and 977,000 people.

Since 1990 the metro area's average annual growth rate is 2.3%.

The Springfield metro workforce has grown more than 18% in the past 10 years and in 2004 accounted for more than one-third of Missouri's total job growth.

The area unemployment rate has been below 4.5% for over ten years.

Approximately 92% of all area employers have fewer than 25 employees.

The health care industry employs 30,000 people (15% of the total workforce) with a $4.5 billion dollar annual economic impact.

Springfield's economic output (gross metro product) doubled in the past decade--fastest growing in MO, top 50 in the US.

The manufacturing sector creates an $18.6 billion economic impact each year and provides well-paying jobs for over 17,000 people in the area.


Annual retail sales in Springfield have been over $3 billion and well over $6 billion for the metropolitan area.

The cost of living in Springfield stays consistently 10% below the national average.

2.2 million visitors stay over night in Springfield.

Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) connects to 10 different cities with more than 30 daily flights.

Last year SGF was the 4th fastest growing airport in the U.S. and the process to build a new terminal building is underway.

Located in the center of the country, Springfield is a transportation hub with numerous trucking terminals.  Logistics provides an annual economic impact of $14.3 billion to the metro area.

The renaissance in downtown Springfield has transformed this historic district into the heart of the Springfield region.  Fine dining, trendy retail, a lively art scene, entertainment venues, and an explosion of loft apartments exist at every turn.

More than $250 million of private and public money has gone into historic renovations, an 8,000 seat baseball stadium--home to the AA Springfield Cardinals, a new convention center, recreational ice rink, and plenty of park space.

Well-known companies with large operations in Springfield include the following: