Editor's Note: In Springfield Business Journal’s spring project report, 21 active construction jobs represent more than $289 million in investments and 1.35 million square feet of new construction, additions and renovations. Each of these projects began with an idea. And in this construction phase, that idea moves from dream to reality. Brick by brick, these projects represent growth and progress in the community.
—Christine Temple, Executive Editor
A pair of area medical colleges that received state grant funding in the fall are now investing the funds toward technology and new programs with the intent of attracting more students to the nursing profession.