Economic Overview

For a mid-sized metro area, Springfield, Missouri, has a long-standing economic growth record that’s not only respectable, but also, enviable.

  • Springfield’s gross metro product has grown more than 50% in the last decade.
  • Springfield is the economic hub of an area that spans 27 counties in Missouri and Arkansas and encompasses more than 1 million people.
  • We’re ranked by 24/7 Wall Street as third in the top five American cities for job growth.
  • The Springfield metro workforce has grown more than 9.8 % in the past 10 years.
  • We weathered the recession and came out strong with a remarkably low unemployment rate of 6.2% as of July 2013, compared to 7.7% nationwide.
  • In 2012, our Greene County population grew by 14.5%, while neighboring Christian County remains the fastest growing county in Missouri, with a whopping growth rate of more than 40%.

As the third-largest city in Missouri, Springfield is a thriving and energetic metropolitan area that’s the perfect incubator for a wealth of industries and jobs. Grow in your career and come grow with us!

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