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The Joplin Region is known as the Heart of Work because of our workforce, central location, and broad base of current industries.


We’re the Heart of Work in the heart of America. Learn more about our central location and connections to your target markets.

The Joplin Region of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma has earned a reputation as the Heart of Work for two key reasons. First, when you look at a map of the United States, you’ll see that we’re located right in the heart of the nation, with a network of highway, rail, and access to water transportation that gives local companies fast connections with the world.

Just as important, our region is known for a highly skilled and self-motivated workforce. Our residents are direct descendants of the people who transformed America’s frontier into highly productive land and communities. They share that sense of determination and a willingness to get the job done.

Discover what locating in the Heart of Work can do for your business. You’ll find detailed descriptions of all of the Joplin Region’s counties and assets here. And if you want to know more about the opportunities available to you, we’re a quick call or email away!

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