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!



Kevin Welch, Director of Regional Marketing

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

Local Economic Developers

Barton County, MOAstra Ferris Email
Carl Junction, MOLisa KnutzenEmail
Carthage, MOMark ElliffEmail
Carthage Water & Electric Plant Stephanie HowardEmail
Cherokee County, KSJanet MillerEmail
Empire District Electric Company (Liberty Utilities) Robin McAlesterEmail
Harry S Truman Coordinating Council Jill CornettEmail
Joplin, MORob O’BrianEmail
Kansas Dept. of Commerce Craig VanWeyEmail
Miami, OKSteve GilbertEmail
Neosho, MO (Grow Neosho) Mike FranksEmail
Nevada, MOMark MitchellEmail
Pittsburg, KS Sydney AnselmiEmail
Workforce Innovation Board Frank NeelyEmail

Our Board of Directors

Chairman: Brent Baker, Liberty Utilities
Vice-Chairman: Shawn Naccaroto, Pittsburg State University
Treasurer: Trish Carroll. Optic Communications
Counsel: John Dolence
Sam Anslem, City of JoplinJustin Branham, Branco Enterprises, Inc.
Mike Leone, Freeman Health SystemJoel James, Mercy Hospital
Ivan Crossland, Crossland Construction Company Ray Tubaugh, Arvest Bank
Brad Hodson, Missouri Southern State University Jason Stipp, Regional, Neosho, CBT
Kirsti McClain, City of Miami, OKClive Veri, Commerce Bank
Paul Christman, Community National Bank & Trust-PittsburgIsabel Quepons, General Mills
Craig Tankersley, Southwest Missouri Bank John Berrey, Downstream Casino & Resort