Business/Economy

Business and economy news and issues in the Ozarks.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Preliminary damage estimates are in for Greene County from the recent floods.  The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management or OEM says a preliminary estimate for public infrastructure flood damage, which includes impact to roads and bridges, debris removal, protective measures (such as road barricades) and damage to parks and government buildings is $168,500.

City of Springfield

Six finalists have been chosen for the Springfield City Council General Seat D position.  They are Scott Bailes, manager of market development with the Springfield Cardinals; Diana Day, chief business officer with People Centric Consulting Group LLC; Kent Hyde, senior partner with the law firm of Hyde, Love & Overby, LLP; Richard Ollis with the insurance company, Ollis/Akers/Arney; Jane Sellars, a retired Springfield teacher; and Isabelle Jimenez Walker, owner/broker of Eagle Management & Realty 1 LLC.

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An architecture firm has presented its recommendations for revitalizing Springfield’s Kearney Street to the city council.

PGAV Planners shared ideas during Tuesday’s council lunch.  

It says Kearney Street has the potential to capture additional retail sales from the available $95 million in unmet household demand in the trade area around the corridor. That’s the nearly 3-mile stretch of Kearney between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Avenue.

City of Springfield

The City of Springfield will celebrate completed improvements to its Yardwaste Recycling Center today.  The facility west of the city is Springfield’s primary drop-off site for residential and commercial yard waste and brush.

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Trash and Recycling Collection Study / Burns & McDonnell

An analysis of Springfield’s trash and recycling collection services finds that residents could pay less per month with a fully optimized collection system, and the study’s author has recommended three options for doing so.

More than 10 licensed haulers are providing residential refuse collection services within the city. Springfield has a free market system for curbside trash and recycling pickup.

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