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The Springfield Region

The Springfield region includes Missouri’s third largest city and metro area. The region is highly rated for its tax climate, livability factors and growth in jobs and population.

Key industries in the Springfield region include distribution & logistics, advanced manufacturing, call centers & back office, technology & innovation, corporate office, and data centers. The health innovation industry employs more than 43,000 people, and the manufacturing sector employs nearly 17,000.


Springfield is also known as the stainless steel capital of the world, as most of the stainless steel tanks used in the food production and processing industry around the globe are manufactured in the Springfield Region.

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Springfield (Pop:167,882)
Nixa (22,515)
Ozark (20,482)
Republic (16,938)
Branson (11,630)
Bolivar (11,067)
Marshfield (7,562)
Mt. Vernon (4,508)
Hollister (4,592)
Rogersville (3,863)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019

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In Their Words

The work ethic here is really good. People come in and work hard. They’re used to working hard before we hire them.

— Jack Henry & Associates / Jack Prim

We initially considered Springfield based on its proximity to our farms and infrastructure, but we’ve come to appreciate and embrace the community’s talented workforce, diligent coordination and authentic partnership. The people of Springfield are truly exceptional.

— Vital Farms / Russell Diez-Canseco

One Call utilizes clinical oversight to help create better outcomes for employers and injured workers, so making sure we can hire and train candidates in Springfield who can provide this kind of specialized service was critical to our decision. Finding an available ‘plug and play’ building in Springfield meant we could fast track our new service center for our customers.

— One Call Care Management / Chris Watson