Ozarks Business/Economy

Labor and Income
10:10 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Springfield Officials Point to Low Cost of Living Amid Low Wage Ranking

Photo credit: www.dol.gov

The average hourly wage in the Springfield metropolitan area was about 21 percent below the national average nearly a year ago. That’s according to May 2012 figures compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which were released Thursday. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has the details.

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Business Review
3:55 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Long Recognizes MSU's Small Business Center

MSU's eFactory is among area services that assist local entrepreneurs/Photo Credit: Scott Harvey

Before embarking upon his annual manufacturing trip throughout southwest Missouri, Congressman Billy Long Tuesday visited with business leaders in Springfield, where he applauded efforts to enhance economic growth. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.   

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Labor and Income
5:17 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Local Defense Contractors Concerned Over Pending Cuts

Sen. Roy Blunt addresses reporters Friday

Gauging the situation of local defense contractors, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was in Springfield Friday meeting with more than a dozen business leaders from around the region. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was in attendance and has this report.

Contractors of various items like suspension systems, security technologies and ground support services offered input during the roundtable discussion inside Springfield’s Army National Guard Armory.

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Business Review
2:58 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Fewer Flights, But More Passengers through Springfield in 2012

Credit flyspringfield.com

A new report shows total passengers flying in and out of Springfield-Branson National Airport grew by 2.8 percent in 2012 from the previous year. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

While there were more passengers, revenue at the airport was basically flat because of fewer flights, says airport Spokesman Kent Boyd.

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