Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

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This morning on KSMU's Sense of Community Series, KSMU's Michele Skalicky talked with educators and administrators with GO CAPS.  In this segment, she talks with students in the program.

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As the spring semester winds into gear, the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, also known as GO CAPS, is offering open houses for prospective students for the 2016-17 school year. GO CAPS is a program run by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce through its workforce development efforts.

The idea behind this program is for students to receive hands-on training for careers in the professional world. The open houses are just the first step. Once a student is enrolled in a class, it’s an entirely different experience than what they’re used to.

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A Springfield company which manufactures advanced electronics security and monitoring products says it’s expanding, a move that will create 65 new jobs.

The $7 million investment by Digital Monitoring Products was announced today as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

A pilot project aimed at offering high school students better real world experience has begun enrollment for its first two course strands.


In 2014, Springfield’s Mercy Research & Development collaborated with the eFactory and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to create the SPIN66 Innovation Summit.

According to Dr. Cody Stringer, entrepreneurial specialist with Mercy R&D, the multidisciplinary research and development group within Mercy Health System was seeking to cultivate a community of innovators in southwest Missouri.