When you look at a map of the United States, you’ll see that the Joplin Region of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma is located right in the heart of the nation, where Interstates 44 and 49 intersect. Add in frequent rail service from three Class 1 and two regional carriers, and it’s clear that you can reach most of America’s consumer markets in just a day and a half. Just as important, our transportation network stretches in every direction, making it easier to get anywhere you need to go.
Rail shippers benefit from the multiple connections and competitive advantages of our area being served by the Kansas City Southern, BNSF Railway, and Union Pacific. The railroads connect with two service-focused regional carriers, the Missouri & Northern Arkansas and the South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroads. We even have fast access to water transportation through Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa.
If air travel is important to your business, you’ll appreciate both scheduled and corporate service (as well as freight) at our own Joplin Regional Airport. Our region is also a short drive to the passenger and cargo services available in Tulsa and Kansas City.