TBIC Member

Contact

Kevin Welch Director of Attraction & Retention
 

www.joplinregionalpartnership.com kevin@joplincc.com 001-417-624-4150
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The Joplin Regional Partnership

The Joplin Regional Partnership

The Heart of Work

The Joplin Regional Partnership is a regional economic devleopment alliance encompassing 7 counties in 3 states; Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The Joplin region is located near the geographic and population centers of the United States. Interstate 44 & Interstate 49 along with US Hwy. 69 create connections to every region in the country and to Mexico and Canada as well. Three Class 1 railroads and two regional short-line railroads are important parts of the transpor- tation system.

Wages are approximately 80–85% of U.S. averages, depending on employment sector. The Joplin Region is still 18% manufacturing and the number of machinists and machine shops in the region is 4 times the national average. The Joplin Region also has numerous food processing companies (both human and animal) along with numer- ous poultry processing facilities.

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The Joplin Regional Partnership

Community Profile

Population

179,000 (Joplin MSA)

500,000

(Seven County Region)

GDP per Capita

Workforce

132,000

(Joplin MSA)

230,000

(Seven County Region)

Focus Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture / Agri-Tech / Agribusiness, Automotive, Fabrication, Food / Beverage Processing, Transportation, Warehousing / Distribution / Logistics

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The Joplin Regional Partnership

Kevin Welch Director of Attraction & Retention

www.joplinregionalpartnership.com kevin@joplincc.com 001-417-624-4150

List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
Schaeffler Group (Germany) Advanced Manufacturing 600
Ajinimoto (Japan) Food Processing 425
Trouw Nutrition (The Netherlands) Nutritional additives 200
Evonik Jayhawk (Germany) Chemicals 145
Umicore (Belgium) Electro-optic materials 110