Progress Report Top Stories

Walmart opening a new Neighborhood Market in Clever

Big grocery battle for small towns: Walmart expands into rural Ozarks

Clever, with a population just more than 2,100,  will be one of the smallest towns in the country with a Walmart presence.

From bouncing to bowling: Two new attractions in Springfield for the new year

SkyZone, located on S. Kansas Expressway, opened the day after Christmas to much anticipation. 

Republic Road project will be done in 2015

Retailers look forward to new Republic Road, end of construction congestion

With nice new asphalt and smooth flowing traffic, it’s hard to believe West Republic Road was a messy construction area just weeks ago.

Progress Report: Another new Menards store planned for Springfield

A big new retail development is in the works for west Springfield.

New Walmart opening in Mt Vernon

Progress Report: Walmart opens new concept store in Mt. Vernon

With 4,500 souls, this community is now of the smallest towns in the Ozarks to have a Walmart.  The retail-giant is trying a new concept: scaling down the size of certain new stores to fit the size of smaller population centers.

Watson Metal Masters relocated to Republic from Nixa

Progress Report: New industries bring jobs, economic growth to Republic

Another new company is the latest sign Republic is becoming more of an industrial center in Greene County.  Watson Metal Masters held its grand opening ceremony on Wednesday.

New retail superstore opens, makes itself 'At Home' in Springfield

Customers are getting a first look at southwest Missouri's first 'At Home' store.  The big-box retailer, located on the city's south side, opened earlier in the week.

Plans revealed for new downtown transit hub

Plans coming together for new bus terminal in downtown Springfield

Plans are coming together for a new bus transfer facility in downtown Springfield. 

The Progress Report: Signs of Economic Growth and Resilience in the Ozarks

We highlight the building projects happening across the Ozarks, and reveal how they're energizing the local economy. Whether it's a new store, restaurant, condo, or highway- get the inside scoop with The Progress Report! You can also help us do some 'building' of our own! If you have a question about a big project not listed, please email us. We'll check it out, and possibly add it to our list.

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