A Vision Led by Missouri State University

A community focused on creating what’s next.


IDEA Commons is Missouri State University’s vision for an urban innovation park in downtown Springfield. It’s a collaborative community effort that brings together corporations, the University, residential lofts, non-profits, office and retail space. It’s a hub where people from all walks of life can live, shop, learn, create and work.


IDEA Commons is more than a collection of buildings and people. It’s a community focused on creating what’s next. The district is rooted in history but has eyes fixed to the future. It’s the catalyst for innovation in southwest Missouri and beyond.

Big Things Are Coming

Learn about exciting expansion plans for the district.