Website updates go live for Springfield Advantage

The Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5) created specifically for site selectors to serve as a one-stop shop for data and information about Springfield and Sangamon County. The website was designed for anyone who participates in the location decision-making process, such as a business executive, a realtor or a site-selection consultant.

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August 24, 2016

Business support needed to become a Certified Work Ready Community

Sangamon County, via The Chamber’s Q5 Workforce and Education Council, is working to become the first county in Illinois to be a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). “Work Ready Sangamon” has achieved 76% of its goals and has 22 businesses supporting the initiative. Additional companies are asked to show their support by filling out this form.

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August 2, 2016

Chamber organizes advocacy trip to Washington, D.C.

During the week of May 23, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce coordinated a consortium of local leaders to advocate for community priorities in Washington, D.C.

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June 1, 2016

UIS Economic Outlook Survey finds Sangamon County businesses are worried about the state's finances

SPRINGFIELD - The Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois Springfield has released the Spring 2016 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey. The study examines the economic perceptions, expectations and evaluations of Sangamon County businesses as well as public and non-profit organizations.

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May 31, 2016

First-of-its-Kind Chamber Report Details Business Community Perceptions of Springfield Public School

After 11 months of research and evaluation conducted at the request of Superintendent Jennifer Gill, tonight The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce delivered a report to the Board of Education of Springfield District 186 detailing the business community’s perceptions of the District and its test of the validity of those perceptions.

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May 16, 2016

Chamber offers access to workforce data

In today’s data-driven world, companies make real-time business decisions using metrics and data from their own business activity or third-party sources. Gathering that data isn’t always easy though, and many times can be expensive in terms of dollars and staff time.

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May 11, 2016

Q5: planning for the future

January 25, 2016

Expansion of Aviation Maintenance Program made possible by LRS

January 25, 2016

ACT Certified Work Ready Community application complete

The Q5 Workforce and Education Council has been pursuing becoming an ACT Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). Recently, the group was informed that we were accepted to participate in this program.

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August 20, 2015

Springfield performs favorably in national cost of living study

November 4, 2014