Matt Morrow

Russell Diez-Canseco
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The largest national pasture-raised egg supplier has built a new home in Springfield.

Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, has finished building an 82,000 square foot processing plant called “Egg Central Station,” on the northwest side of Springfield.

The completion of the plant was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

In choosing Springfield for the plant, President and Chief Operating Officer Russell Diez-Canseco tells KSMU that officials were excited to work alongside the area’s small family farmers.

Jerry Cook
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Business and city leaders are among those supporting calls by President Donald Trump to ease the tax burden on the middle class.

Trump visited Springfield Wednesday to launch his tax reform proposal, speaking to roughly 1,500 inside Loren Cook Company, which makes ventilation equipment. The crowd consisted of invited employees and their families, as well as state and federal elected officials.

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A global telecommunications company is expanding its Springfield operations and will add another 200 plus jobs initially.

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. has an existing customer experience center in Springfield. It currently employs over 1,000 in the metro area. In a news release issued Wednesday, the company says it is opening a satellite location in Springfield this summer at 3216 S. National. The 20,000-square foot site is the former home of ITT Technical Institute.

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The Springfield Regional Arts Council held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the findings of a yearlong survey that documents the economic impact of the non-profit arts and culture industry in the Springfield area.

Leonard Toenjes
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Contractors, the projects they create and the economic impact those bring are on display this week in Greene County and throughout the state.

On Tuesday, officials gathered near the Route 65 bridge over Lake Springfield to celebrate BUILDMO Week 2016.

Crews began this spring work to widen the highway from four to six lanes between Route 60 and the Greene/Christian County line. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Morrow says that every $1 invested in these types of transportation projects equals $4 in economic impact.

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