The Heart of Work is right in the middle of the nation’s heartland. In fact, the seven-county Joplin Region alone produces 13.7 million bushels of wheat, 12.2 million bushels of corn, and 346,000 head of cattle each year — not to mention innumerable poultry, hogs, dairy products, and other crops. Still more is raised in areas surrounding the Joplin Region.

When you combine those abundant inputs with a remarkably strong utility infrastructure that includes huge volumes of affordable fresh water, it’s clear that the Joplin Region is a natural location for food and beverage production. Local workers, many of whom grew up on and around farms, understand the importance of food, and our extensive highway and rail transportation network makes it easy and affordable to ship finished products throughout North America.