Newton County, Missouri
If your company is focused on the future of business, focus your search for your next location in Newton County, Missouri. Located at the southeast corner of the Joplin Region, Newton County has a workforce of nearly 700,00 within an hours drive. You’ll find all of the easy access the Joplin Region is known for, with an impressive network of railroads and state and interstate highways.
More important, you’ll find access to an information superhighway, with a substantial broadband backbone that ensures the fastest connections to the world. Combine that with abundant and affordable utilities and skilled workforce that takes pride in positive attitudes, low turnover, and company loyalty, and you’ll see why we’re an important destination for companies in logistics and distribution, alternative energy, call centers, office services, and the agribusiness industry. We have a wide variety of outstanding sites, including the 1000-acre Neosho Industrial Park with development-ready infrastructure in place.
Employers enjoy strong support from the postsecondary education community. For example, Crowder College delivers customized on-demand training and regular programs in healthcare, accounting, management, industrial electrical, industrial maintenance, information science, alternative energy, and more. Other nearby schools, among them Pittsburg State University, Neosho County Community College, and Labette Community College, provide additional work-focused programs in technology, manufacturing, engineering, alternative energy, healthcare, and management.
Neosho has a population of 12,157 and is the county seat of Newton County. Interstate 49 runs along the western side of Neosho. The Crowder Industrial area, located in the south part of Neosho, encompasses 2,000 acres for industrial purposes. The area has all utilities in, paved streets, railroad access, and is adjacent to the Neosho Municipal Airport. Furniture, wire products, barbecue equipment, garment manufacturing, poultry processing, egg products, and wood products are among the many local industries based in Neosho. Neosho is home to La-Z-Boy Midwest, Jarden Consumer Solutions (which has a 2 million square foot distribution center), Nutra Blend, Opal Foods, and many more.
Neosho also has a Foreign Trade Zone along with a skilled workforce, lower business costs and increased quality of life.