Joplin Region

Missouri-Made Batteries Power NASA Spacecraft

Late in 2018, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached it destination, the asteroid Bennu, and from launch to arrival it was powered by Missouri-made batteries. Joplin, Missouri-based EaglePicher Technologies designed the batteries that helped ... Read More

NASA Lander Powered By Missouri-Made Batteries Launches “Mole” On Surface Of Mars

A “mole” has started to burrow into the ground on the surface of Mars. It is the first-ever interplanetary mole and is purely mechanical, but has a very important role in ... Read More

Energy Solutions Company Ramps Up Production In Missouri With New Investment

ZAF Energy Systems, an energy solutions company that develops next-generation battery technology, and Wirtz Manufacturing, an equipment designer and technology expert for the lead-acid battery market, recently announced that Wirtz has ... Read More

Industrial Gas Manufacturer Expands In Neosho, Missouri

Praxair, Inc., an industrial gases manufacturer and distributor, is expand production capacity at its air separation plant in Neosho, Missouri. According to company officials, the expansion is in response to the ... Read More

Missouri Companies Continue To Lead The World In Battery Development Industry

Missouri is home to leading developers and producers of batteries for the defense, space, automotive, and consumer industries. Our batteries power NASA’s space program, we are in the top three states ... Read More

Missouri Is Primed For Continued Success In 2019

Missouri’s economy had another great year in 2018. Missouri saw 75+ major expansions, creating more than 8,400 new jobs across the state. Companies that expanded in Missouri in 2018 included industry ... Read More

Health Innovation Company Expanding With New Facility In Southwest Missouri

CoxHealth, a Missouri-based health innovation company, recently announced plans to upgrade its facilities serving rural southwest Missouri with a new $42 million hospital in Monett, Missouri. The investment is part of ... Read More

Missouri Is A Global Hub of Aerospace & Defense Talent

Boeing was recently awarded a $9.2 billion contract by the U.S. Air Force to produce the T-X trainer jet in Missouri. Boeing and its partner Saab designed, developed, and flight-tested two ... Read More

Missouri Batteries Power NASA’s InSight Lander On Surface Of Mars

More than thirty three million miles from earth a new lander has touched down on the surface of Mars. It is the culmination of years of work by thousands of individuals, ... Read More

Missouri Governor Signs Foreign Direct Investment Proclamation

Missouri Governor Mike Parson made history recently by signing the state’s first Open Investment Policy statement, declaring that Missouri’s economy is stronger because of its successful attraction of foreign direct investment, ... Read More