The Joplin Region offers so many advantages to businesses, from our central location, to our quality-focused workforce, to our abundant resources and utilities. But which factors are most important to your company? What information do you need to help you make a confident decision to bring your business to the Heart of Work?

That’s where we come in. Our team is here to help you with answers to your questions and assistance in all of the challenging steps involved with relocating or expanding a business. Just call, and we’ll go to work for you immediately!

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Our Team

Kevin Welch, Director of Regional Marketing

Cary Beasley, IOM, Workforce Development Manager

Joplin Regional Partnership  ·  320 East 4th Street  ·  Joplin, Missouri 64801  ·  Tel:  417-624-4150  ·  Fax: 417-624-4303


Our Board

Rob O’Brian, President - Joplin, MO
Mike Franks, Vice-President – Neosho, MO
Marsha Wallace, Secretary - Empire District Electric Company
John Adams, Barton County, MO Steve Lawver, Carl Junction, MO
Blake Benson - Pittsburg, KS Daniel Mann – Great Plains Industrial Park
Lynn Calton, Lamar, MO  Janet Miller – Cherokee County, KS
Trish Carroll, Columbus, KS  Gregg Motley, Baxter Springs, KS
Jill Cornett, Harry S Truman Coordinating Council  Dale Oglesby, Galena, KS
Mark Elliff, Carthage, MO Judee Snodderly, Miami, OK
Jasen Jones, Workforce Investment Board of SW MO Erin Turner, Webb City, MO
Carolyn Kennett, Parsons, KS Craig VanWey – Kansas DOC