While the Joplin Region may be some distance from America’s traditional centers of innovation, our area is much closer to the leading edge than most people realize. After all, the Heart of Work offers many strategic advantages to companies exploring opportunities in technology.

Start with a workforce that’s already accustomed to working with a wide range of technologies, and that has the skills employers need. Add in a powerful broadband backbone that gives local company access to nearly unlimited fiber capacity. Local power providers deliver an abundant supply of electricity, with redundant capacity in many parts of the region. And area education providers ensure a steady supply of workers with training in programs such as technology management, engineering technology, information science, industrial electrical technology, computers, and process technology.