Business/Economy

Business and economy news and issues in the Ozarks.

Today, we begin our five-part series, “Justice for All: The Missouri Public Defender System in Crisis.” In this segment, KSMU’s Jennifer Moore looks at why the system has been shutting its doors, and how one rural Ozarks man is caught in the middle of it all.

Behind layer after layer of steel and concrete, 22-year-old Jared Blacksher has been sitting for five months in the Christian County jail without an attorney.

A major employer celebrated its one-year anniversary in Springfield this week. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.

A Springfield employer held a celebration Wednesday, one year after it opened.

T-Mobile's Customer Service Center employs 660 people, and plans to have 820 full-time employees by early next year. Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was on hand for the celebration.

Carnahan says the jobs the T-Mobile Customer Service Center provides are the kind of jobs that are needed in Springfield.

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