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By Aliya Hall
Staff writer 

Economic development sparks Springfield's growth


July 25, 2019

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The City of Springfield has four target industries: medical technology, craft food and beverage, tech and advanced timber manufacturing. The economic development recruitment strategy involves serving these existing businesses.

When it comes to highlighting projects and business growth within the past 12 months, City of Springfield Economic Development Director Courtney Griesel compared it to picking a favorite child, because she's so proud of each addition.

"It's a very exciting time,"she said. "This council has done all of the work. This wasn't organic or accident. This has been years of setting the stage and a lot of great things happening."

The economic development team spends 70 percent of their activity focused directly on existing Springfield businesses, and 67 percent on their target industries. These tar...

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