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Organizers expect ‘hundreds’ of jobs will be available.
Sixteen company’s products were on display and voted on during inaugural event at Glendalough Convention Center.
Tara Rigger bought a Buffalo event business; Branson Cafe reopened; and Clear Creek Golf Car and Vehicles expanded with a headquarters move to Ozark from Springfield.
The glass for the southwest Missouri craft beer market appears to be far from full, as one new brewery has opened in Nixa and another established company announced plans for a second location next year.
Kristen Haseltine succeeds Andrea Sitzes to lead the economic development group.
The first round of roughly $2 million in assistance is open through May 31.
Vicki Pratt joins the organization from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. and Thrive Economic Development in Wisconsin.
Sixteen products manufactured across southwest Missouri were selected for inclusion in Springfield Business Journal’s inaugural Coolest Things Made in the Ozarks awards.
Innovate SOMO is estimated to generate over 700 jobs in three years.
Green House Coffee and Affogato Bar launched; White Stag Barber Co. LLC relocated; and Marshfield-based custom graphics business SignEffx moved.
The organizations range in industry from AV and health care advocacy to manufacturing, architecture and craft beer.
417 Brewery Bus Tours takes its own journey to transport customers to area breweries.
A trio of sisters became first-time business owners with the opening of Rise Nutrition in Republic; Copper Run Distillery reopened; and Bolivar-based Stephens Pharmacy at CMH expanded its footprint into rural Dallas County.
Bogdan Golosinskiy, owner of Strafford-based trucking company Safe Way Carrier LLC, is working to help people in his home country.
Photo studio Selfie Vibes reopened in Springfield after moving last year from Branson; Old Missouri Bank launched its newest branch; and Hobby Lobby moved its Springfield store.
Speakers expect hybrid work model will remain.
Beyond Bliss Desserts and More opened on C-Street; Comic Force added a location in Springfield; and The Social launched in Marshfield.
The 2022 Momentum State of the Workforce Survey noted 82% of respondents found difficulty hiring qualified employees over the past year.
Heirloom Candle Bar moved; art supply thrift store Arrow Creative Reuse opened; and Rockford, Illinois-based Beef-A-Roo debuted in Springfield.