National Recognition Articles

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 ...

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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 ...

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Missouri Receives an "A" for Tax Climate

Feb 01, 2009

The Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University rated the State of Missouri an "A" for tax climate in its 2009 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card. View ...

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Milken Institute Names Springfield in the Top 50 for Best Performing Cities

Sep 15, 2008

Springfield is first among Missouri cities for the fourth year for creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. According to the 2008 “Best Performing Cities” index compiled by The Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners, Springfield, Missouri ranked 42 overall on the ...

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Springfield rated by Worldwide ERC as one of the Best Cities for Relocating Families

May 30, 2008

The study, conducted by Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, focused on the ease of which a family can move to a new city and settle into a new life. Springfield ranked 13th in the small metros category. View ...

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Springfield listed by Where to Retire Magazine as a Top Place to Retire

May 02, 2008

The article, written by Where to Retire Magazine, profiles Springfield as a top retirement town, which featured many aspects of Springfield life from entertainment to restaurants. View Press ...

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America's Promise Alliance rates Springfield as a 100 Best Community for Young People

Apr 01, 2008

For the third time in a row America's Promise Alliance, a children's advocacy group, selected Springfield a 100 Best Community for the commitment to provide healthy, safe and caring environments for youth to live and grow u...

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