Our History

Remembering yesterday & preparing for tomorrow

A place with a compelling past and an even more exciting future.

Not long ago acres of abandoned real estate in downtown Springfield sat blighted, deteriorating, and reminding a community of the major job losses of the manufacturing downturn.

With the vision to revitalize a district and transform it into something truly remarkable, Missouri State University and many partners developed a vision of an urban innovation park in Springfield, Missouri. It's called IDEA Commons. It’s a collaborative community effort – bringing together corporations, the University, lofts, non-profits and retail space– a downtown community where people from all walks of life can live, shop, learn, create and work.

We're proud to be part of the IDEA Commons district and operating from a former manufacturing facility at 405 North Jefferson in downtown Springfield, Missouri. It's a place with a compelling past and an even more exciting future.