National Recognition Articles

Springfield noted by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 10 Hot City for Entrepreneurs

Apr 01, 2006

Springfield's rapid business formation and business growth earned it a high ranking in a category of cities with less than 20,000 businesses where Springfield was 22nd out of 162 similar cities. View ...

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Springfield selected by America's Promise as a 100 Best Community for Young People

Aug 01, 2005

A children's advocacy group, America's Promise, selected Springfield in a first-ever national competition to identify 100 Best Communities for their commitment to provide healthy, safe and caring environments for ...

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Springfield earns top recognition in Mayor's Challenge, 5-Star Business Opportunity Metro

Jul 11, 2005

Expansion Management shows which cities are strong in areas of importance to businesses looking for the best location for a future facility. Springfield is listed among the best. View ...

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Springfield listed by the Milken Institute as a Best Performing City

Nov 29, 2004

Independent economic think tank Milken Institute recently released its 2004 analysis of best performing cities in the United States. The analysis shows some very positive signs for number 62 ranked Springfield, Missouri. View news ...

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Springfield listed by Inc. Magazine as a Top 25 City for Doing Business in America

Feb 17, 2004

Driven by strong job growth, Springfield vaulted to to number 15 on Inc. magazine’s list of top Cities for Doing Business in America.   View news ...

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Springfield recognized by Forbes as a Top 25 Metro for Low Cost of Doing Business

Jul 16, 2003

Springfield ranked 21st out of all major metro areas in the United States for its low cost of doing business, a key factor in retaining and attracting business. View news ...

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Springfield is recognized by Employment Review as a Top 10 Place to Live & Work

Feb 05, 2002

1. Austin, Texas  2. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina  3. Sarasota, Florida  4. Denver, Colorado  5. Forth Worth, Texas  6. Orlando, Florida  7. Colorado Springs, Colorado  8. San Antonio, Texas  9. Springfield, Missouri  10. Atlanta, ...

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Springfield graded by Population Connection as an A- in the Kid Friendly City rankings

Dec 02, 2001

Ranked 31st out of 140 cities for the overall well-being and support of children; thereby indicating the future success of the city by it's next generation of ...

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Springfield is chosen as a 2001 Gold Medal School System

Dec 01, 2001

Springfield placed in the top 18% of all school systems in the nation by an index that measures graduation outcomes, resources available to schools, and education in the community. View entire ...

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Springfield's industry climate ranked as a Top 25 City for Transportation & Distribution

Sep 01, 2001

In Expansion Management's "Logistics Quotient," Springfield ranked in the top 1/3 of all U.S. metros, and received a ranking of 23rd in the category of Transportation & Distribution Industry ...

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