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Opinion: The economy isn’t roaring back

Lindenwood University professor Rik Hafer says the data is trending toward a temporary bounce amid the pandemic.

District sales tax is expected to collect $4.5 million per year for more Highway 76 improvements.

Officials say project could be catalyst for downtown economic development.

The delayed, multimillion-dollar project was announced two years ago.

The May decrease follows a spike in April that represented the first month of COVID-19 impacts.

The city will issue up to $48 million in Chapter 100 industrial revenue bonds for local plant upgrades.

Though the pandemic has shaken confidence in the local economy, SBJ’s 2020 Economic Growth Survey found the psyche of younger generations are more apt to handle difficult economic circumstances.

The coronavirus pandemic has dismantled the global economy since March, leaving a lasting impression on the confidence of local business leaders.

Five new segments are added, with millions of dollars in improvements planned along the corridor.

Myriad industries are highlighted in the 10th annual class.

The initiative is part of the city's latest 20-year plan.

Jeff Seifried says a national search begins this week, before he heads to Connell Insurance.

SBJ recognizes up-and-comers in the area.

After a brief stint in Alabama, Matt Morrow moved back to Springfield six years ago for what he calls his “dream job in my dream community.”

A youth sports organization is partnering with a Tulsa developer on the project, as well as local philanthropist Bobby Allison.

The $34 million from the federal government must be spent by year's end.

The company starts an investment arm.

Restaurant owners were given approval to use parking lots and sidewalks for business operations.

Council will vote on $4.8 million access and infrastructure agreement on June 15.

The local metro area's jobless rate came in at 9.1% in April.

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