City of Springfield, Ohio Welcome to the City of Springfield
Tom Franzen

Assistant City Manager &
Director of Economic Development: Tom Franzen
Phone: (937) 324-7303
Fax: (937) 328-3497

Joshua Rauch

Deputy Administrator: Joshua Rauch
Phone: (937) 324-7305
Fax: (937) 328-3497

Located at City Hall:
76 East High Street
Thrid Floor
Springfield, OH 45502


The City of Springfield Department of Economic Development, working with the City Commission, has authority to utilize various state and local incentives in an attempt to create jobs, retain current industries, and recruit companies to Springfield. The Economic Development Department is located in the City Manager's Office to ensure continuous communication between the City Administration and the City Commission on important economic issues facing the City.

The Economic Development Office is responsible for several development related functions including business recruitment and development. The office oversees the administration of City financing programs, incentive programs, new business attraction, general project / client management, marketing of the City's business parks and airport, business retention and expansion efforts, annexation, utility extension requests and special projects as assigned by the City Manager.