The Q5 jobs initiative is working on new plans to create a stronger job climate in and around Springfield.
Investors… including some 80 area businesses and organizations… got an update Thursday on the progress of the effort. Plans in the works include the development of “Source Sangamon,” an effort to promote use of local vendors for business-to-business purchasing. That program could be launched early next year.
A Logistics Council has been created to provide strategy for transportation and logistics issues in the community. And another committee is working on beautification programs, such as putting local art in vacant storefronts.