Jasper County, Missouri is at the very heart of the Heart of Work. Home to Joplin and nearly 120,000 residents, our area has much to offer growing companies, with certified shovel-ready sites that are ready for development, abundant utilities, and quick access to Interstate and state highways. Locations such as the Crossroads Business and Distribution Park are ideal for companies with logistics and distribution needs. Rail shippers will appreciate both Class 1 and regional rail service.
Jasper County is also at the heart of millions of acres of productive cropland, providing opportunities for food producers and companies serving the world of agribusiness. Joplin, the county’s largest city, is a bustling center of commerce with deep technology resources and a skilled workforce.
We’re positioning the county for the future, with K-12 schools that are working collaboratively with higher education providers to equip students with the right skills for tomorrow through the Career Pathways project and the Jasper County Certified Work Ready program. Lifelong career-focused learning is the mission of the area’s many postsecondary institutions, including Pittsburg State University, Crowder College, Neosho County Community College, and Labette Community College. They provide in-demand skills in fields such as technology, manufacturing, engineering, alternative energy, healthcare, and management.