Ottawa County, Oklahoma

Ottawa County, Oklahoma

At the very southwest corner of the Joplin metro area and the northeast corner of Oklahoma, Ottawa County is a key part of the MOKAN region. Its communities offer employers a skilled workforce with a solid work ethic and desire to achieve.

We’re right on Interstate 44 and a BNSF Railway mainline, ensuring that companies have access to the materials and marketplaces they need. We're a prime site for manufacturers and the plastics, and leaders in chemicals, alternative energy, distribution and logistics are quickly discovering Ottawa County's merits.

One of our biggest advantages is a strong emphasis on education. Our K-12 schools are introducing students to robotics and computer skills while Northeast Oklahoma A&M is preparing workers with skills in business, computers, healthcare, process technology, management, marketing, and other fields. Local residents are also close to postsecondary providers such as Pittsburg State University, Crowder College, Neosho County Community College, and Labette Community College, giving them convenient access to programs in plastics, technology, manufacturing, engineering, alternative energy, and management.


The largest community in the county, Miami is conveniently located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, just 20 minutes from the Missouri and Arkansas borders and 15 minutes from the Kansas border. As a hub of the Four-State region, Miami has become a favorite and exciting destination. With easy access to the interstates, it is easy to find whether you are traveling in a group or as an individual. A robust gaming industry affords multiple business opportunities and synergies among suppliers and related services.

City of Miami

Miami Convention Bureau

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