Business/Economy

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The public will have the chance to provide input into the future of Galloway Village at three public meetings in Springfield.  The first will be from 5:30 to 7 March 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway.  The others will be later this spring and summer, but dates have not yet been set.

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.

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Fremont Avenue between Battlefield and Sunset will be closed for two weeks beginning Friday, March 8.  City Utilities will continue relocating electric lines in preparation for the Battlefield and Fremont Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project, planned for 2020.

The road will be closed in phases.  Starting at 9 Friday morning, Fremont will be closed for a week between the mall entrance and Sunset, allowing access to the mall from the south.  Phase two will close Fremont between Battlefield and the mall access for a week, allowing entrance to the mall from the north. 

Chloe O'Neill

Springfield City Council began discussion of proposed changes of the city’s zoning ordinance Tuesday to address medical marijuana.  Missouri voters last November approved Amendment 2, which allows regulated use, including the cultivation, testing, manufacturing and sale.

Michele Skalicky

If you’re not yet registered to vote and you want to cast a ballot in the April 2nd General Municipal Election, you have until tomorrow to register.

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