7-County Tri-State Region

7-County Tri-State Region

The MOKAN 7-county, tri-state region includes the counties of Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald in Southwest Missouri, Cherokee and Crawford counties in Southeast Kansas, and Ottawa county in Northeast Oklahoma.

The total regional population is 305,481. The average wage is $48,900. As of 2020 the population increased by 0.9% since 2015, growing by 2,751. Population is expected to increase by 1.7% between 2020 and 2025, adding 5,326.

Due to lower costs-of-living and doing business here, this region has a high population of veterans and retirees, and a growing racial diversity and population of millennials.

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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.

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INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITIES EXPO

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

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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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