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Springfield

City of Firsts

This moniker has been earned through a history of innovation, including America’s first military arsenal, first American-made automobile, the birthplace of basketball, and of Theodor Geisel, better known as "Dr. Seuss". Learn more >>

City of Homes

Pride runs deep in Springfield, a diverse City where neighbors work together to make a better community. Springfield is known as the "City of Homes" for its multitude of architecturally-protected homes dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. New initiatives make Springfield a very desirable place to live. Learn more >>

City of Knowledge

Springfield is home to two universities, four colleges and a teaching hospital. In addition to 17 private schools, the public school system offers a variety of magnet programs in commerce, medical science and technology,  government and finance, and an International Baccalaureate diploma program. Learn more >>

City of Innovation and Vibrancy

MGM Springfield's $950 million entertainment destination, CRRC Rail Corporation's $566 million North American hub, and the $94 million Union Station multi-modal transportation center show why MSNBC counts Springfield among the top ten U.S. cities where business opportunities are rising.  Learn more >>