National Economic Development Week

The City of Springfield is celebrating National Economic Development Week this week by announcing two grants from the Environmental Protection Agency and redevelopment incentives for Kearney Street and the Route 66 corridor. The announcements, along with a proclamation by Mayor Ken McClure, were made at a 10 a.m. news conference held at the DoubleTree Hotel at Kearney Street and Glenstone Avenue.

“Springfield owes a debt of gratitude to the economic development professionals in our community who work tirelessly to attract and retain well-paying jobs, support new and existing businesses, facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base to fund essential government functions,” McClure said. “Economic development is an essential ingredient to a community’s quality of life.”