Business/Economy

Business and economy news and issues in the Ozarks.

The Springfield-Branson National Airport is expanding its general aviation complex to make room for more private aircraft.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann reports about why this could be a boost for the local economy.

Next month, the airport will begin to expand and change its general aviation complex. Kent Boyd is a spokesperson for the airport.

Beginning in 1976, the University of Missouri Extension has been recognizing a history in agriculture by honoring the state’s longtime family farms called Century Farms.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has more on the special designation.

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In the weeks since the kidnapping and murder of Hailey Owens, discussions on how to ensure the safety and security of neighborhoods have grown. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has more on building stronger neighborhood communities.

How many people do you know in your neighborhood?  Some experts suggest that you should know at least 10 along your street.  But how many of us actually do? I, myself, confess to only knowing four, and wanted to learn the numbers of others.

The Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) are seeking public feedback on critical area transportation projects. The month-long initiative launched this week, as KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.

The Transportation Input Initiative is designed to work in tandem with MoDOT at a local level.  The Springfield region extends to Ozark, Nixa, Republic and Willard.  Kelly Turner is chairman for the initiative.

The lengthy consideration over how to revise the City of Springfield’s non-discrimination law returns to the forefront when the bill again comes up for debate in the coming months. And there could be more push at the state level to prohibit discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity.

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