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 to ...

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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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Now Available in Springfield, MO: 900,000+ Industrial Building

Nov 04, 2011

A 900,000+ sq. ft. industrial building is now available in Springfield, MO. Formally a Solo Cup manufacturing facility, the building is currently being vacated after after the announcement of its closing in 2009. This space totals 945,160 sq. ft. and is divisible to 729,160 sq. ft. for ...

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Paul Mueller Company announces plans to expand, add 289 jobs over three years

Oct 19, 2011

Paul Mueller Company announced plans to increase the workforce at its manufacturing facility in Springfield. The company plans to add 289 new employees over the next three years to their existing workforce. On average, wages for the jobs will be above the county average of $34,676 and will include ...

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Springfield has been named one of the safest cities in the nation for drivers

Sep 23, 2011

Springfield has been named one of the safest cities in the nation for drivers in the 7th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report produced by Allstate Insurance Company. The report ranks the nation's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have ...

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Manufacturing company UnderCover, Inc. announces new 70,000 sq. ft. expansion

Sep 09, 2011

UnderCover, Inc., manufacturer of UnderCover Truck Bed Covers, announced today the expansion of a new 70,000 sq.ft. paint facility. In addition to the new facility the company plans to add 30 new jobs to their existing workforce of 60 employees. UnderCover Inc, located in Rogersville, Missouri, ...

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