Economic Development Director: Mary Lilly Smith

As the City of Springfield's Economic Development Director, Mary works closely with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, City Utilities of Springfield, and Greene County to attract new businesses and jobs to the Ozarks. In that capacity, she is responsible for the City’s economic development initiatives, including center city redevelopment, economic incentives, and coordination of the review of significant development proposals. She previously served as Principal Planner in the Neighborhood Conservation Office and was responsible for the City’s Capital Improvements Program. Mary serves on the board of directors of the Missouri Economic Development Finance Association as well as several Community Improvement Districts. She is a graduate of Leadership Springfield, a member of the Junior League of Springfield, and was named one of the 2006 Twenty Most Influential Women in Southwest Missouri by the Springfield Business Journal.

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