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Summer launch targeted for $10M boutique hotel in Branson

The owners of Springfield marketing firm Longitude are partners in the project called The Ozarker Lodge.

At contentious Springfield City Council meeting, the councilperson says, “Developers have the ear of council and neighbors don’t.” 

Traffic rose by 14.6% in 2022, according to officials, ending just below the high mark in 2019.

Locally, White River Valley Electric Cooperative receives the largest grant to provide reliable internet access in locations lacking it.

The governor emphasizes infrastructure, workforce development and education, and health care, among other topics.

In November 2018, nearly two-thirds of Missouri voters approved Proposition B, an initiative that substantially increased the state’s minimum wage. The hike raised base pay to $12 per hour from $7.85 – a 53% increase – over five years, reaching that target on Jan. 1.

Springfield Business Journal’s 2023 class of 40 Under 40 represents 40 accomplished and still-rising professionals in southwest Missouri.

Officials credit recently retired Sen. Roy Blunt with securing the funding.

However, workforce and inflation are chief concerns for business leaders.

Emerging visions would include surrounding communities and faster routes. 

They said it. We're reporting it. Thirteen forecasts lead the way into the new year.

Reflecting on 2022, the SBJ newsroom compiles the top 10 stories that impacted regional business.

SBJ interviews the director of the Jordan Valley Innovation Center at Missouri State University.

Danny Perches is promoted to the role after joining the municipality last year.

The men’s 2022 FIFA World Cup, ongoing through Dec. 18 in the nation of Qatar, offers a taste of what fans closer to home will experience in the next worldwide soccer tournament in 2026.

Average weekly pay comes to $979, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

SBJ data inform business leaders' outlook.

Meeting includes bills to blight Grant Avenue area and revisit 7 Brew permit.

Less than six months after launching Innovate SOMO, a regional network that aims to spur digital workforce and economic development in the state, officials with the initiative are making plans for a recently received $2 million federal grant.

Officials are booking events into 2025 at Springfield development.

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