The Economic Development Collaborative of southwest Missouri, northeast Oklahoma, and southeast Kansas.

The Economic Development Collaborative of Southwest Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, and Southeast Kansas.

Why Site Selectors
Start Here

This MOKAN Joplin megaregion is an interconnected and growing area of cities and more than just a place to work or live. It’s an ideal intersection of people and business at the Crossroads of America's I-44/I-49 corridors.

The seven-county region offers plenty of unique possibilities, including multiple city and rural business industrial park options, some rail and state certified, within a 40-mile radius of the Joplin-Pittsburg-Miami MSAs, with prime warehousing and distribution sites. Over 1 million square feet of warehousing was added here in 2020. Site selectors find that investments go further here with lower costs of living and doing business.

It takes all kinds of people, business, and experiences to make a place. Big industry, a small start-up, or somewhere in between, there is a place for you here.

From Joplin (JLN), we offer direct flights to Denver International Airport (DEN), Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH), and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD), while Bentonville, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Springfield, and St. Louis markets are within a few hours drive. And our unique location makes two-day shipping possible to almost anywhere in the U.S.

Let us help you navigate options in locating or expanding your business here.

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Curious about specific industrial sites? Looking for State or Rail Certified Sites...we have them. See why we added over 1 million square feet of warehousing in 2020 alone.

Use this quick-search system to enter the criteria that matters to you and see what's available. Then let us help you make a deal. And if you need incentives, we got them. The MOKAN Region has an abundance of affordable industrial sites and existing buildings on the I44/I49 corridors.

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The Region In Focus

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Heartland Forward releases new report on entrepreneurship

Heartland Forward recently released a new report on entrepreneurship across the country.


Around the Region

MOKAN's quarterly newsletter, Around the Region, is out for 4th Quarter of 2021.


TFI Acquires Carthage Trucking Company

D&D Sexton, a Carthage-based trucking company, was acquired Friday by TFI International Inc., parent company of Contract Freighters Inc., of Joplin.


State Announces Joplin Crossroads Industrial Park as Missouri Certified Site

MO Dept of Economic Development announced that the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin is now a Missouri Certified Site.


CFI Receives Milestone Kenworth at Special 70th Anniversary Celebration

CFI took delivery of its milestone 15,000th Kenworth truck in a special ceremony during the company's 70th anniversary celebration.


Joplin Company Awarded over $100M in Federal Contracts

Two large contracts, valued at more than $100 million, were recently awarded to Walga Ross Group, based in Joplin.


Schreiber Foods Moving Forward with $52 million Carthage Expansion

Schreiber Foods is moving ahead with its $52 million expansion that will double the size of its Carthage location and create 16 new jobs.


La-Z-Boy Plant Expansion in Neosho MO

La-Z-Boy is planning a $29.8 million expansion of its plant in Neosho with 90,000 square feet and 16 new jobs to be added.



Area manufacturers met with high school students to showcase advanced manufacturing technology and products.


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