Imagine living and working in a city that puts a significant value on the advancement of young professionals in the workforce. A city that invests in resources to specifically attract the younger generation because they believe they are the force that will continue to push forward in creating a better community. Would you believe there is such a place? There is. Springfield, Missouri. In Springfield, there is an emphasis on providing opportunities for young professionals to build the life and career they want, with the full support of community leaders—which can be different from a larger city, or even similar metropolitan areas.

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  • Top 40 City for Quality of Life
  • 22-Minute Average Commute
  • More Than 850 Restaurants
  • Ranked Among the 100 Best Communities for Young People
  • Springfield Boasts More Than 100 Miles of Greenways and Trails
  • Recognized as One of the Best Large Cities to Start a Business
  • Named the Most Affordable College City in the US
  • Housing Costs 30% Lower Than the National Average