About Us

Who we are and how we do it.

Inside a former poultry processing plant in downtown Springfield lies something special.

It’s our mission to make Springfield, Missouri the best place in the country to start a business. We serve entrepreneurs through office space, coworking, trainings, business consulting, and more.

We believe hard work, determination, collaboration, and good ideas are worth fighting for. We truly believe Springfield, Missouri is where dreams can come true. Community is who we are. Forward is where we’re going. We’d love to have you along for the ride.

The efactory opened its doors in March of 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Today our services cover all the bases – everything from office space for growing companies to custom trainings for businesses. Come see for yourself! We offer tours every Friday at 10 a.m.

We're proud to be part of the IDEA Commons district, Missouri State University's vision for an urban innovation park. The efactory relies on community support and partnerships. Find out how you can support entrepreneurship and innovation in Springfield, MO. Read more about our history and IDEA Commons.

Since opening our doors, efactory programs have:

  • Assisted over 970 companies
  • Created over 1,700 jobs
  • Helped clients secure more than $78 million in capital and equity
  • Helped clients secure more than $20 million in research and grant support
  • Graduated 17 companies from the accelerator program
  • Maintained a full lease occupancy rate with 45+ clients and 140+ employees since 2017