Springfield Business Journal discusses economic development in the region with local executives.
They said it. We're reporting it. Sixteen industry forecasts lead the way into 2019.
Seeing development occur from a city perspective for three years, Sarah Kerner has an inside track to the evolution of Springfield.
The Top 10 business stories of 2018 reflect a vibrant development market. See what the SBJ newsroom selected.
Increase takes effect Jan. 1 after voter approval in November.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The first thing I think a company needs to do is assess the individual interest of their employees …
Sidewalk Plaza location to join two others in shopping centers.
Pyramid Foods CEO says Ruby’s Market will merge with multiple Price Cutters over next couple of years.
Scott Opfer announces plans during Springfield Business Journal’s 12 People You Need To Know live interview series.
State issues $4.1 million check to the municipality in December, down about 4 percent.
Read the profiles of the selected guests for the editorial live interview series.
Before summer 2018, Titus Williams and his family of real estate businessmen were behind the scenes in local and Midwestern developments. That’s no longer the case.
Following a business surge through acquisitions, Wilson Logistics plans to build a $7 million terminal in Strafford.
The center fills a gap in the service model, says Creekside director.
Patients and growers eye application dates.
The developer’s Farm Team is tasked with mentoring and empowering aspiring farmers.
The trucking company is developing a 35,000 square-foot project on 100 acres.
Officials recommend $5 million for Springfield project.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “One way employees can get involved is to volunteer as a lunch buddy. That’s where you would spend …
First entering the Springfield market 15 years ago, Kum & Go LC’s local construction activity is hard to miss these days.
Learn how customer surveys and the Amazon business model inspired Curtis Millsap to find technology to give his customers a better Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program experience at Millsap Farms. His intention was to create a better product for his customers, but discovered it also opened up new markets for the small family-owned agribusiness.
Michael Doss of Emerson Park didn't want to take away from the company's candle sales, while developing a grooming line. So he and his wife are working to build a new brand Wilder & Co. They started building the new brand on social media first with the entire product line eventually moving under the new brand.
Jumping in to lead a team that is already in place can be a challenge in sports and in business. Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University says it's important to keep all …
What's the future of marketing research? Deborah Kassarjian of DK Insights says a lot of current marketing innovations are overpromising and underdelivering. Make sure you trust the data source that …
Why would an employee ever turn down a $200 a month raise? Jody Dow with The Springfield Dream Center explains the “Cliff Effect” that exists in the state of Missouri for people who are employed and on state or federal assistance. “You may be getting $500 in food stamps, and your raise is only increasing your pay that month by $200. Well, that’s a $300 discrepancy.” In the state of Missouri, assistance is all or nothing. The Dream Center helps workers in this situation learn how to prepare for in advance for a pay increase that results in a gap in monthly income.
Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …
“I’ve had a lot of employees that have given their two weeks notice and it was over things that I didn’t even know about, ” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s …
Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says whether it’s a child negotiating with their parents for an allowance or partnering with some one to meet a goal, we all make deals. Keck …
Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …
“When I started this, I realized, number one, I have to have grit. I have to be able to know it’s a tough road,” says Julie Higgins, CEO of I Pour Life. Higgins says you shouldn’t focus on …