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 305,274. The average wage is $51,500. As of 2021, the population increased by 0.7% since 2016, growing by 2,163. Population is expected to increase by 1.8% between 2021 and 2026, adding 5,639.

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.

7-county MOKAN Regional Labor Force Breakdown
Top Growing Industries in the 7-county MOKAN Region

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The Region In Focus

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MOKAN Region Featured in International Magazine

The MOKAN Region featured in an international site selector magazine for Spring 2022 Issue

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Around the Region

MOKAN's quarterly newsletter, Around the Region, is out for 2nd Quarter of 2022.

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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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