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

The MOKAN Joplin megaregion is an ideal intersection of commerce and community 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. 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) 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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Search MOKAN Region Industrial Parks & Commercial Buildings

Curious about specific industrial sites? Warehouses and distribution centers? Looking for Missouri Certified Sites or BNSF Rail Certified Sites...we have them. See why we added nearly 1 million square feet of manufacturing and warehousing in 2020 and again in 2021, and on track for 2022.

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 hthem. 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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The Demographic Drought: Bridging the Gap in our Labor Force

EMSI publishes 2022 report

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Joplin Job Center offers free online training courses and credentials

CompTIA and Coursera partnerships help job seekers skill up during COVID-19

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Applications for Builders + Backers Idea Accelerator Program open now!

The Idea Accelerator—a rapid-pace, 90-day, virtual program to get your idea off the sidelines and into action. All fueled by up to $5,000 in non-dilutive Pebble Funds and powered by our partners at Heartland Forward.

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Around the Region

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

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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.

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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.

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MOKAN Region Industries & Supply Chains

Our State Partners

https://www.missouripartnership.com/
https://www.okcommerce.gov/
https://missourionestart.com/
https://mochamber.com/
https://www.kansascommerce.gov/

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