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Joplin Region

Missouri Powered Rover Celebrates One Year on Mars

Just over one year ago, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed safely on the surface of Mars. Since then, the rover and NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which took the journey together, have been ... Read More

Missouri Certified Sites: Crossroads Business and Industrial Park

Welcome to the Crossroads Business and Industrial Park. Located in Southwest Missouri in the four-corners region of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, Crossroads is a more than 200-acre park zoned for ... Read More

London Tech Week: How Missouri Powers the Mars Mission

Missouri Partnership CMO, Mark Sutherland, recently spoke with Ron Nowlin, SVP of Aerospace and Military Aviation at EaglePicher about all things SpaceTech on London Tech Week’s Elevating Founders podcast. During the ... Read More

La-Z-Boy Invests $30 Million In Missouri Facility

La-Z-Boy Incorporated, a global leader in residential furniture manufacturing, recently announced it plans to invest more than $30 million in its Neosho, Missouri, manufacturing facility. The 550,000 square foot plant employs ... Read More

Casey’s New Joplin Distribution Center Is Key to Its Supply Chain Efforts

When Casey’s announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art warehouse in Joplin, Missouri, everyone knew it was big news for the region and the state. After all, the announcement signified $62 ... Read More

Conexon Invests, Expands High Speed Broadband in Rural Missouri

Conexon, a professional consulting company that works exclusively with electric cooperatives to bring fiber to homes in rural communities across the country, recently announced plans to partner with Osage Valley Electric ... Read More

#ThrowbackThursday ZAF Energy Systems Invests in Joplin, Missouri

In 2017, ZAF Energy Systems, a developer of next-generation battery technology, announced the opening of a new production facility in Joplin, Missouri. The facility is dedicated to manufacturing the company’s rechargeable ... Read More

Missouri Companies Receive Billions in Military Defense Contracts

Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently announced that more than $14 billion in military defense contracts were awarded to Missouri companies in Fiscal Year 2019, according to a recent report. “We are ... Read More

Missouri Partnership Celebrates Economic Development Week 2021

Communities across the globe spent the past few days participating in the 2021 Economic Development Week, which was created by the International Economic Development Council. The goal of Economic Development Week ... Read More

Tax Foundation Ranks Missouri 10th Best State for New Firms; 4th for New Manufacturing

The Tax Foundation, in collaboration with KPMG LLP, today released a new report called “Location Matters.” This comprehensive study ranks state corporate tax costs across multiple industries nationwide. “We are thrilled ... Read More