1. Kevin Kennedy retirement: Springfield tornado, gas explosion ‘brought people together,’ spurred economic development

    Kevin Kennedy retirement: Springfield tornado, gas explosion ‘brought people together,’ spurred economic development

    Springfield has seen some big projects in Kevin Kennedy’s time as chief development officer — Union Station, the MGM casino, CRRC and its rail car factory on Page Boulevard. The city has absorbed some heavy blows as well: the 2011 tornado and the 2012 gas explosion most prominent among them.

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    1. Don't be surprised if I have him bird-dog some projects for us in the near future.
    2. Kevin Kennedy is a good friend who also was a valued member of my staff in both the Congressional and Mayor's Office for many years.
    3. There was no Gaming Commission before then.
    4. For any urban metropolitan area, the downtown is always your first impression.
    5. People never thought they would see that happen.
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