Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, the SBDC holds special events designed to keep investors informed about economic development activity, highlight emerging trends, and foster connections among investors and community leaders.

SBDC Meeting: President James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
May 11 - 7:30 am
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
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Outlook Series

Designed to keep business and community leaders up-to-date with industry trends, the expanded Outlook Series events aim to highlight innovation at the local level.

Health Care Outlook Recap >


Economic Outlook
August 22, 2018

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Education Outlook
October 3, 2018

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Manufacturing Outlook
December 5, 2018

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2018 SBDC Annual Meeting Recap


Focused on exploring the future of the Springfield region, this event's message was clear: we need to work together to continue building a strong community that supports creating and retaining high-paying jobs.

Read the full recap >


Keynote speaker Joel Kotkin is a leading expert on the evolution of regions, cities, and rural places around the world, in particular how demographics and culture play into the rise of communities.

Listen to Kotkin's presentation and see his slides from the event >



2017 Event Recaps

SBDC Annual Meeting >

Health Care Outlook >

State of the Airport >

Economic Outlook >

Education Outlook >

Rob Dixon, Missouri Department of Economic Development >

Manufacturing Outlook >

Contact Information

Phone: 417-862-5567

Springfield Business Development Corporation

202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806


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