Joe Hadsall has been hired by the Springfield Daily Citizen in Missouri as a business reporter.
Hadsall writes, “I always found Joplin to be a lot like Springfield was 20 years ago, so I can’t wait to catch up and see what’s going on now around town. Rance Burger, my editor, has asked me to cover business stories from a consumer perspective, and that is such a brilliant summation of how to cover business that I wish I would have thought of it.
“‘Economic development’ sounds nebulous, almost philosophical. But it is the fire that keeps our community warm, and we all have a part in it. I don’t care how much you make a year, whether you are an average Joe or the next John Q. I know you are a key player in Springfield’s economy because of one simple fact: You buy stuff.”
Read more here. Hadsall has more than two decades of experience reporting in the Ozarks with The Joplin Globe, Christian County Headliner News and 417 Magazine.