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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Request for Public Input: Industrial Site Development Grant Program Draft Guidelines and Survey Now Available

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is requesting public feedback on its proposed Industrial Site Development Grant Program, funded via the State of Missouri’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).


RFP for Downtown Joplin Library now open!

The City of Joplin is soliciting proposals for the redevelopment or repurposing of the former Joplin Public Library located at 302 S Main St. Joplin, MO 64801.


MOKAN Region Featured in International Magazine

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


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