Targeted Industry: Technology Innovation

IWS, Intuitive Web Solutions, is a web-based software company headquartered in Springfield, MO. IWS was founded in 2004 to develop easy-to-use, cutting-edge software for the insurance industry.The 2011 Inc. 500 list recognizes the fastest growing privately held companies in America, based on revenue growth from 2007 to 2010. With revenue growth exceeding 1,100%, IWS ranks as the 288th fastest growing company in the nation - the 28th fastest growing software company.


Springfield’s technology sector benefits from the presence of a strong cluster of IT firms, suppliers, and universities throughout the region. Springfield’s resources create a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and designers to create, market, produce, and provide innovative goods and services in the technology sector.

The high tech hub in Springfield has been fostered by Missouri State University’s vision of an urban research park, and IDEA Commons is the product of that vision. IDEA (Innovation Design Entrepreneurship & Arts) Commons has an area of 88 acres that will be developed into an urban research park. As part of IDEA Commons, the Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) is partnering with existing companies like Lockheed Martin, Unidym/ Arrow-head Research and Brewer Science to conduct research and develop new products. Research is focused on nanotechnology, carbon-based electronics, bio-materials and biomedical instrument development.

JVIC does not act as a university tech-transfer facility nor business incubator. It acts as a technology accelerator by taking private research to manufacturing. Springfield Innovation, Inc. is a subsidiary of JVIC that helps entrepreneurs bring new technologies into the marketplace.

With seven universities offering degrees in computer science, the Springfield region is equiped for the growing demand by the technology sector. Technological firms such as HealthMED, Intuitive Web Solutions, and Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. all have benefitied from the Springfield region's strong workforce.

Jordan Valley Innovation Center official website

IDEA Commons official website

Springfield Business Journal article

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Ryan Mooney, CEcD
Toll Free: 800-879-7504
Phone: 417-862-5567

Springfield Business Development Corporation

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