Doing business in the Joplin Region is easy and a pleasure, because our counties recognize the importance of a healthy business community. We take a partnership approach that builds connections between government, education, community stakeholders, existing businesses, utilities, and local workers.

We invite you to talk with companies that currently do business here, because we want you to hear what they say about our local workforce. If you’ve been frustrated elsewhere by a weak supply of employees, inadequate skills, or anti-company attitudes, you’ll find the Heart of Work to be a breath of fresh air. Our residents take pride in the work they do, and they’re proud of their contributions to their employers’ successes.

In addition to the many advantages of doing business in the Joplin Region, each of our counties and states offers a variety of unique incentives that are created to reward companies for making investments and creating jobs in our area. Many of those programs can be customized specifically for the needs of your business.