Springfield is home to Navistar International, which produces medium to large trucks. The city also includes the Nextedge Applied Technology and Research Park which hosts firms such as LexisNexis, Mills Morgan, SAIC, Avetec and Qbase.
The economy is strengthened by companies producing items such as hoisting machinery, metal enclosures, tools, pumps and hydraulic equipment and a variety of metal products.
The significant employment fields in Springfield are healthcare, educational services, transportation equipment, metals and metal products, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, and finance and insurance. Sales and office occupations (23% of the jobs). Management, professional and related occupations (22% of the jobs). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (22% of the workforce).
Springfield has a number of occupations filled primarily by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, child, family and school social workers; social and human service assistants; pharmacists, medical and health services managers, and computer systems analysts.
The city's major employers are shown below:
- Community/Mercy Health Partners
- The Assurant Group
- Clark County
- Clark County Schools
- International Truck & Engine
- Springfield City Schools
- City of Springfield
- Dole Fresh Vegetables
- Speedway Super America
- Kroger Company
- Wittenberg University
- Ohio Masonic Home
- Gordon Food Service
- TAC Industries
- Yamada North America
- Eby Brown
Noteworthy information regarding Springfield, Ohio: The average salary in Springfield in 2009 was $28,000. For the population 25 years of age and older, 12% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index in Springfield was at 77.8. The national average is 100.
Local companies are invited to team up with helpful associations such as:
- Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
- Ohio Economic Development Association
- The Ohio Small Business Association
News regarding the business endeavors of local companies is available via the Springfield News-Sun.