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Happy Groundhog Day! It’s official: We will have a longer winter, according to America’s beloved meteorologist Punxsutawney Phil. I wonder how Phil might predict the economic outlook for 2023. Like many economists Phil might predict a slowing of the economy over the next several months, or even a slight recession.  

As the great theologian William Murray exclaimed in the movie Meatballs, “It Just Doesn’t Matter!” We will be just fine in Springfield/Clark County because our community has been on quite a run with significant job growth over the past few years. These company investments have helped stimulate the biggest housing boom in 50 plus years. People throughout our great state are talking about the unprecedented momentum happening here. A slowing of the economy only serves to give us time to catch our breath before the next BIG run.  
Partnership News+Events
2022 Greater Springfield Partnership Annual Meeting + EXPO
Thursday, February 23rd, 4:00 PM
Hollenbeck Bayley Center

Join us at the 2023 GSP EXPO from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, then celebrate our annual business award winners and the presentation of the Richard L. Kuss Lifetime Community Achievement Award to Mr. Dan Young. 

Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Aaron Brossoit, CEO and a founder at Golden Shovel Agency presenting:
The Future is Now! Economic Development, VR and the Metaverse 
Attendee registration is priced as follows: $75 single, $650 for a reserved table of (10). Seating is limited. 
Your registration includes a plated dinner, (1) drink ticket and wine on tables. 
Or call Ellen at: 937-521-1944

Business of the Year: McGregor Metal
Small Business of the Year: KK Tool
Community Impact Award: Springfield Promise Neighborhood
Ambassador of the Year: Teresa Blue-McWhorter
Big Dreamer Banner: Roberta Greenland
DROP-IN: Connect with fellow Partnership investors in person, learn what's happening in our community, and find out what our new Partnership member businesses bring to the table.
Join us in the Commerce Pointe Atrium on February 9th from 
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM for:
  • Networking
  • Opening remarks from President & CEO, Mike McDorman
  • Community update from Springfield City Manager, Bryan Heck
  • Short introductions from a few of our new investor businesses

This event is offered FREE to members, but please RSVP via the registration link.
February 16, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Commerce Pointe Atrium

All Greater Springfield Partnership members are cordially invited to join us for a Coffee with Legislators Series event featuring Senator Bob Hackett, and Representative Bernie Willis.

Please plan to attend this FREE event which includes coffee and pastries.
Registration is required. 
Please join the Young Professionals of Greater Springfield for the first official event of 2023.
We'll be keeping things relaxed and fun for this meetup, please plan to meet in the basement of COhatch (101 S. Fountain Ave.) on Thursday, February 16th from 5:00-6:30p for some networking, cornhole, and arcade games! 

Bring a friend interested in joining YP and you'll both be entered into a raffle to win a $25 Champion City Guide and Supply Gift Card! Each attendee will receive a drink ticket that will cover your first beer, wine, or non- alcoholic beverage.

Contact Ashten for additional info at: [email protected]
Investor News+Events
Economic Development + Workforce
From The Hub
Wittenberg University's Civic Internship program engages students through community organizations
Wittenberg University students have a unique opportunity when it comes to internship options available through the school itself.

The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement’s Civic Internship program matches selected intern applicants with local partners whose work focuses on community building, civic leadership and have a mission driven purpose.