SBDC Investor Brief Archive


January: Annual Meeting, Annual Report and upcoming events
Project Announcement: Kraft Heinz investing in Springfield facility again, set to create 109 new jobs
March: Kraft Heinz, airport news, new video, and upcoming events
April: MoDOT director, steel ribbon cutting, business attraction and YPs
May: Logistics industry growth, business trends, startup accelerator
June: New websites to attract business and connect with students
Project Announcement: JRI Holdings breaks ground on new expansion in PIC West
July: Project activity, Economic Outlook
August: Economic Outlook and Accelerator
Project Announcement: Vital Farms constructing new facility in PIC West, creating 50 new jobs in first year
September: Vital Farms, national rankings
October: Demo Day, FedEx Ground, Manufacturing Outlook
December: Competing for 3M investment, national rankings, new hires


January: 2014 Year in Review
February: New career readiness initiative, IT video, relo guide
March: Inside look at project drivers, upcoming events, talent retention
April/May: National recognition, seeking businesses for GO CAPS
June: Business outlook, new air service, expansion
July: National ranking, project announcement, new training courses
August: Project announcements, GO CAPS launches, Economic Outlook
October: International awards, upcoming events, sponsorship opportunity
November/December: Project Announcement and workforce for manufacturing


January: New tool for attracting workers, annual meeting reminder
February: Supporting entrepreneurs, talent attraction/pipeline, veterans
March: Entrepreneurial recognition, recruiting veterans, upcoming investor meeting
April: Project announcement, employment fairs, ribbon cutting, regional partner meeting
May: National rankings, young professionals, Springfield's innovation scene
June: Site selection events, stainless steel manufacturing, Economic Outlook Conference
July: Job Creation through Transportation Infrastructure and IDEA eCOSYSTEM
August: National recognition for Springfield, upcoming event and project announcement recap
September: Regional project announcements, vacant industrial space discussion, bidding forecast
October: Groundbreaking, spec space, Industry Week, and talent attraction
November: Debut of Springfield's Talent Attraction Video!
December: Focusing on workforce, stainless steel manufacturing


Late December: New project announcement, unemployment data, manufacturing recap
Early December: Project announcement, CPI
November: Project announcement and cost of living
September: Direct contact marketing, construction forecast, Forbes ranking
August: Things are getting better
July: Economic Outlook Conference preview
June: New jobs announcement, talent attraction
May: Project announcement, Missouri Works, job growth ranking
April: Business attraction marketing, airport passenger growth
March: Supporting employers, entrepreneurs, and transportation infrastructure
February: 2013 Action Plan, Project Announcement and Hiring Our Heroes
January: Talent Attraction Initiative research findings, economic outlook and annual meeting


November/December: Economic outlook for 2013 and legislative advocacy
October: Attracting new jobs, investment through regional marketing
September: Mid-Year Update on Project Activity
August: Collaboration yeilds capital investment, new workforce initiatives strengthen business retention and attraction
July: Ribbon cutting, sales tax renewal and national Chamber recognition
June: Working together to impact the community
May: SBDC charts future direction
April: Positive momentum for Springfield region
March: Manufacturing expansions, Hiring Our Heroes and State of the Airport
February: Value of Economic Development Investment
January: Reviewing 2011 and Looking Forward


November/December: Return on Investment
October: Local Economic Development Assistance and Business Attraction
September: Economic Realities and Marketing for Manufacturing
August: Announcement of Conference Panelists and Mid-Year Report
July: Regional Cooperation, Job Growth and Upcoming Events
June: Manufacturing Rebounding and the Voice of Young Professionals
May: Growing Companies and Exceptional Marketing Opportunities
April:  Networking, Business Attraction & Existing Business Support
March "John Deere Reman to create jobs and bring investment..."
February "Annual Meeting keynote reveals statewide economic development..."
January "Connecting with Springfield's existing businesses..."


November/December "Expedia ribbon cutting..."
October "Keynote reveals plan for Springfield..."
September "Economic Outlook Conference..."
August "Corporate Visit to John Deere..."
July "How Springfield landed the Expedia expansion..."
June "New target industries identified..."
May "Gold Mountain Communicatons expands..."
April "New entrepreneur group launched..."
March "Strategic Development Process..."
February "Expedia Inc. leases former..."
January "Springfield manufacturer Buckhorn..."


November "OREP hosts 10th annual..."
October "Competitive assessment revealed..."
August  "October 14 release of Springfield..."
July  "Competitive analysis of Springfield..."
April  "SBDC extends marketing efforts..."
March  "SBDC celebrates 25 years..."
February  "SBDC staff hits the road to position Springfield..."
January  "Springfield-Branson National Airport study..."


November  "Greg Burris receives recommendations..."
October  "Nietzel presents IDEA Commons concept..."
September  "EOC attracts more than 250 business..."
August  "Springfield Metro consindered a Bright Spot..."
July  "Investor Briefing to be held..."
May  "SBDC retires note for industrial park..."
March  "Springfield metro area rates highly..."
February  "Annual Meeting draws record crowd..."
January  "Dr. Jim Baker to lead board..."


July  "Jack Stack, honorary chairman"
June  "Springfield is ranked in top..."
May  "Springfield ranks among top metros..."
April  "If you haven't seen Springfield lately..."

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Springfield, Missouri 65806

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