Springfield Metro and the State of Missouri Receive National Recognition

Apr 10, 2009

The Springfield metropolitan area is one of the nation's top places for business and careers, according to Forbes Magazine.

Forbes ranked the area #36 out of 200 U.S. metropolitan areas in its "Best Places for Business and Careers" list released in March. Forbes ranks metropolitan areas by colleges, cost of doing business, cost of living, crime rate, culture/leisure, educational attainment, income growth, job growth, projected job growth and net migration.

  Among the individual categories, the Springfield metropolitan area ranked highest (10) for cost of doing business. To view the Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers report please click here.

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 highest scores went to well-rounded places with healthy economies, light traffic, moderate costs of living, impressive housing stocks and strong educational systems. To view the full article please click here.

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. Tax climate is based on corporate taxes, income and sales and use taxes, property and unemployment insurance tax data. The 2009 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card grades states in six areas of the economy: manufacturing and logistics health, human capital, the cost of benefits, global position of the industries, state level productivity/innovation and tax climate. To view the entire Ball State University report please click here.


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