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Community Focus 2011

The Community Focus 2011 report was funded by, and is a cooperative effort between, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Springfield-Greene County Library District, Junior League of Springfield, United Way of the Ozarks and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

The report provides an objective assessment of Springfield and Greene County, and assigns “red flags” and “blue ribbons” to various indicators of the community’s health and vitality. Areas covered include public order and safety, citizen participation, natural environment, and arts and culture, to name a few.

This year's Community Focus report notes that the following topics have emerged as red flag themes:

  • Insufficient Public Funding
  • Poverty
  • Economic Uncertainty
  • Child Abuse and Neglect

View the full report (pdf) and additional information and links.


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