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"We think our sweet spot is this idea that by engaging employees in a community, you can make them sticky – you can help with retention of talent.”
—Greg Burris of United Way of the Ozarks, on the value of workplace community involvement


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SBJ Economic Growth Survey: Market Development

SBJ analyzes economic survey data results.

Zoned In: Federal opportunity zone program bears fruit, but investment transparency questions linger

Those familiar with the opportunity zones – 10 census tracts designated by the Missouri Department of Economic Development – say it’s nearly impossible to know who’s receiving the tax breaks for development.

A Conversation With ... Chuck Dow

SBJ interviews the managing director of Synergy Wealth Solutions Inc.

From the Ground Up: SRC Logistics expansion

With two new buildings under construction – a 144,000-square-foot preengineered metal building and an 8,000-square-foot office building – remanufacturing company SRC Holdings Corp. is expanding its Logistics division.

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Turning Point

Oftentimes it takes a while before your sidegig starts rolling. Barak Hill gives his experience slowly seeing his business improve, and how he used his connections and reputation to gain more clients. Barak Hill is a local professional musician.

Customer Discovery Tools

Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful tools and resources to use for the customer discovery phase of launching a new tech business. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.

Investing in Springfield: The Renew Jordan Creek Project

Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.

Time and Project Management

Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.