Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2006.
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce represents the City of Springfield and the surrounding 10-county area in Missouri’s Springfield Region. The Chamber works to promote economic health, stimulate job growth and improve the quality of life throughout the community. Established in 1919, the chamber currently has about 2,000 members. To achieve its mission, the Chamber focuses its efforts into four strategic areas: creating jobs and investment; advocating for business; helping member businesses grow; and developing the local workforce.
From its lush Ozark Mountains to its vast limestone caves, Missouri’s Springfield region provides a breathtaking backdrop for both business and pleasure. In the southern part of the region is Branson, one the most unique entertainment spots in Missouri, if not the country. Nicknamed “The Live Music Capital of the World,” Branson draws millions of visitors a year to its live theaters.
Springfield, Missouri’s third largest city, is located at the crossroads of Interstate 44 and U.S. highways 60 and 65, providing regional companies easy access to both customers and their supply chains. In fact, several company headquarters call the region home, including Bass Pro Shops and O’Reilly Automotive. Missouri State University, located in Springfield, provides a steady stream of talent for area businesses.