Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)

Our Metropolitan Statistical Area is comprised of a seven-county, tri-state megaregion inclusive of Joplin, MO, Miami, OK, and Pittsburg, KS MSAs.

The total regional population is 251,078. The average wage is $51,700. As of 2021, the population increased by 1.1% since 2016, growing by 2,854. Population is expected to increase by 2.2% between 2021 and 2026, adding 5,570.

15.9% of the MOKAN MSA Regions' residents possess a Bachelor's Degree and 8.2% hold an Associate's Degree, while 23.1% have earned some college credit.

Our workforce is strong and well trained in a variety of skilled occupations spanning several industries.

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MOKAN Region Featured in International Magazine

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


Around the Region

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


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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