Springfield, MO

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OTC picked for $1M federal grant

The funding allows the community college to expand its diesel automotive training program. 

The five-county MSA’s civilian labor force rises by 1.7 percent.

Rob Dixon is slated to become acting director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Businesspeople and protesters react to the reform proposal after the first of several planned stops.

Opposition to Greene County’s Kansas Expressway extension cites traffic and environmental flaws.

Missouri is on a mission to become the next leader in innovation.

Canadian golfer Ben Silverman earns first place at the Springfield tournament.

Kraig Butrum takes over as the nonprofit’s chief development officer.

An estimated 53,000 people attend to view 451 classic cars.

The concerns of Chesterfield Village residents rest on council’s July 24 verdict.

Christopher Gates moved to Springfield to open Luxury Pools of the Ozarks LLC; Kansas City-based WellSpring School of Allied Health added a Springfield site; and Penny Swearingin opened Highland Design Studio.

The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless figure moves to 5.2 percent, according to the Department of Economic Development.

Matthew Simpson joins the Governor’s Innovation Task Force.

Ken McClure gives his first address after being elected to the job.

The Queen City’s small-town culture can bring challenges for area startups, too.

The local nonprofit arts and culture sector provides an economic impact of $26.9 million

The city’s governing body reviews two redevelopment plans that would a combined 112 units to the market.

Local colleges also report higher opening day enrollment figures.

Despite the increase, the area has the lowest wages among the largest counties in Missouri.

An office complex is slated for the Medical Mile, a nursing home could come to South National, and more student housing is on the table in center city.

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