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'Building community' — How Missouri State University's efactory serves as a haven for remote workers

Professionals collaborate around a table at the efactory in this undated photo.
Courtesy efactory
Professionals collaborate at the efactory in this undated photo.

Rachel Anderson, director of the efactory, explains how the efactory has contributed to Springfield's nationally recognized remote work scene.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU. 

The Wall Street Journal recently named Springfield the No. 1 location for remote workers. Rachel Anderson, director of the efactory, part of Missouri State University, shares perspectives on contemporary remote work and how the efactory serves remote-working professionals.

Sofia Perez has worked for Missouri State University since 2022. She’s currently the digital marketing coordinator in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has BS in public relations from Missouri State University and is currently working on her Master of Applied Communication.