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SBDC Investors

“Every investor is critical to the success of this program...and ultimately the prosperity of our entire region."
~ Jim Anderson, President, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

The Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is a subsidiary of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce focused on economic development, assisting with the creation of jobs and spurring capital investment in our 10-county region.

For over 25 years, the SBDC’s mission has been to provide a continued revenue source for the Chamber’s economic development program, assisting new and existing business in the Springfield metro area.  During this time the area has seen tremendous growth, and Springfield must continue to position itself to take full advantage of future economic development opportunities.  Building on the momentum of our second five-year economic capital campaign, Partnership for Prosperity II, and with the financial support of nearly 100 business and professional organizations, the SBDC has developed an aggressive action plan for 2011 that reflects enhancements to successful, existing programs and adds new initiatives to grow our local economy.

Download the 2011 Action Plan
Download the 2011 Mid-Year Report
Download the SBDC Investor List

Upcoming Events

logo_Economic Outlook Conference - Economic Outlook Conference...8th Annual Economic Outlook Conference
September 15 - 8-11:30 a.m.
Ramada Oasis Convention Center
Click here for agenda and registration information

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2011 Events

Throughout the year, the SBDC holds Investor Meetings and special events to facilitate networking among investors and provide updates on economic development activities.

2011 State of the Airport_Mike MooneyInvestor Meeting: State of the Airport / Understanding Airline Economics
February 9 - Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Speakers: Gary Cyr, Springfield-Branson National Airport
and Mike Mooney, Sixel Consulting
Click here to watch a video of the event presentations

2011 Annual Meeting_CrowdSBDC Annual Meeting
February 17 - Highland Springs Country Club
Keynote Speaker:
Director David Kerr, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Census Investor Meeting April 2011Investor Meeting: 2010 Census and Missouri Trends
April 13 - Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Speaker: Bill Elder, Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA), University of Missouri-Columbia

SREP Partners Meeting 2011Springfield Regional Economic Partnership

June 3 - Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield
Topics: Partnership Update, Incentivizing Business Growth, The Science of Small Business Incubation, Regional Business Attraction and Existing Business Support

Mayor O'Neal_Investor Meeting June 2011 - Mayor O'Neal at Investor...Investor Meeting: Insights from Mayor O'Neal
June 28 -Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Speaker: Mayor Jim O'Neal, City of Springfield

2011 Mid-Year Report Investor MeetingInvestor Meeting: 2011 Mid-Year Report
August 3 - Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Investor Publications

Investor Brief Archive
Monthly e-newsletters for SBDC Investors detailing economic development project activity, news and events. 

Annual Reports
SBDC annual reports from 2001-2010.

Partnership for Prosperity II Investor Prospectus
The SBDC's goals for the Springfield metro area for 2008-2012, as well as past accomplishments, program success measures and program budget.

Partnership for Prosperity Successes
An excerpt of the SBDC 2007 Annual Report highlighting the success of the 2002-2007 Partnership for Prosperity campaign. 

Annual Reports »

View SBDC annual reports from 2001-2010.

Most Requested »

A collection of our most popular publications.

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1-800-879-7504
Phone: 417-862-5567

Springfield Business Development Corporation

202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806