Matt Morrow

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Matt Morrow is president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which he said represents the voice of business.  The organization, with between 1500 and 1600 area businesses as members, is the head economic development organization for the region.  It works with other organizations, such as city and county government, utility companies and educational institutions to help manage projects of expansion and relocation of business.  About 3/4 of new jobs that are created in the area are created by businesses that are already here, he said.

Russell Diez-Canseco
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The largest national pasture-raised egg supplier has built a new home in Springfield.

Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, has finished building an 82,000 square foot processing plant called “Egg Central Station,” on the northwest side of Springfield.

The completion of the plant was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

In choosing Springfield for the plant, President and Chief Operating Officer Russell Diez-Canseco tells KSMU that officials were excited to work alongside the area’s small family farmers.

Jerry Cook
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Business and city leaders are among those supporting calls by President Donald Trump to ease the tax burden on the middle class.

Trump visited Springfield Wednesday to launch his tax reform proposal, speaking to roughly 1,500 inside Loren Cook Company, which makes ventilation equipment. The crowd consisted of invited employees and their families, as well as state and federal elected officials.

TeleTech
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A global telecommunications company is expanding its Springfield operations and will add another 200 plus jobs initially.

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. has an existing customer experience center in Springfield. It currently employs over 1,000 in the metro area. In a news release issued Wednesday, the company says it is opening a satellite location in Springfield this summer at 3216 S. National. The 20,000-square foot site is the former home of ITT Technical Institute.

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The Springfield Regional Arts Council held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the findings of a yearlong survey that documents the economic impact of the non-profit arts and culture industry in the Springfield area.

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