Technology & Innovation
Named the 6th best city in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey, the technology industry in Springfield and the surrounding region benefit from the presence of a strong cluster of IT firms, suppliers, and universities throughout the region.
Technology firms including banking software and technology firm, Jack Henry & Associates, and IntrisiQ Specialty Solutions, part of Fortune 500 company AmerisourceBergen, benefit from the region’s strong workforce. The technology sector in Springfield has continuously grown year over year. In fact, over the past decade, the area has experienced 65.9% IT job growth. From headquartered companies like O’Reilly Auto Parts, that manage robust IT systems and proprietary point of sales systems, to software development and technology firms throughout the region like McKesson and Springfield has built a strong culture of technology and innovation that doesn’t show signs of slowing down.
In 2015, IntrinsiQ made the decision to expand its footprint in the region by investing in new space and creating 40 new jobs in the heart of downtown Springfield. These high-tech jobs are the newest addition to a growing IT sector in downtown Springfield, where IntrinsiQ will have the opportunity to create an environment conducive to the substantial growth they are projecting into the future.
Missouri State University has fostered the creation of a high tech hub in Springfield through their vision IDEA Commons, an 88-acre urban research park in center city. A major anchor is the Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) which partners with companies including Lockheed Martin, Unidym/Arrowhead Research, and Brewer Science to conduct research and development for new products. Research is focused on nanotechnology, carbon-based electronics, bio-materials, and biomedical instrument development. JVIC does not act as a university tech-transfer facility, but rather acts as a technology accelerator by taking private research to manufacturing.
Another facility in IDEA Commons is The eFactory, a tech-focused entrepreneurship center designed to assist startup and growth in new small businesses. By providing business resources, including a 12-week intensive accelerator program to help new technology companies jump-start their businesses, The eFactory is able to contribute to the growing technology culture in downtown Springfield and the surrounding region.
Key Technology Companies
|40 Digits||Website Solutions|
|Abacus Technology||Managed Services|
|Accenture-Duck Creek||Insurance Software|
|Alexander Open Systems||Managed Services|
|Bass Pro Shops||Retail|
|Bluebird Networks||Data Center|
|Classy Llama||Website Solutions|
|Gravitate Solutions||Database Solutions|
|HEALTHCAREfirst||Health Care Software|
|HealthMEDX||Health Care Software|
|IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions||Health Care Software|
|Intuitive Web Solutions||Insurance Software|
|Jack Henry & Associates||Financial Software|
|McKesson||Health Care Software|
|Mostly Serious||Website Solutions|
|O’Reilly Auto Parts||Retail|
|PaperWise||Document Management Software|
|TSI Technology Solutions||Integrated System Solutions|