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 250,695. The average wage is $49,000. As of 2021, the population increased by 1.2% since 2015, growing by 3,008. Population is expected to increase by 1.8% between 2020 and 2025, adding 4,477.

15.6% of the MOKAN MSA Regions' residents possess a Bachelor's Degree and 8.1% hold an Associate's Degree, while 23.2% 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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The Region In Focus

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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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