The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has high hopes for 2014.
Chamber CEO Steward Sandstrom says most indicators look quite positive for the coming year. Even a recent uptick in the local unemployment rate appears to be the result of more people re-entering the job market, a sign of increasing confidence in the local economy.
But Sandstrom says the positive signs could still be rattled by uncertainty in everything from the fiscal condition of state government to the impact of Obamacare. [He appeared live Tuesday on the 970 WMAY News Feed.]