Technology & Innovation

Information Technology

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, 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.

Technology Innovation

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

Company Type
American National Insurance
Bass Pro Shops Headquarters
BKD, LLP Accounting
Bluebird Networks Data Center
Classy Llama Website Solutions
Converge One Managed Services
Duck Creek Technologies Insurance Software
Gravitate Solutions Database Solutions
HEALTHCAREfirst Health Care Software
IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions Health Care software
Intuitive Web Solutions Insurance Software
Jack Henry & Associates Financial Software
JMARK Managed Services
Mostly Serious Website Solutions
Netsmart Health Care Software
O’Reilly Auto Parts Headquarters
PaperWise Document Management Software
Pitt Technology Group Integrated System Solutions
World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs, Inc Software Development