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The Joplin Region is comprised of Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, & Northeast Oklahoma where you'll find seven counties working together to make your business expansion or location successful and profitable. Explore our region and you will find a quality labor force, available buildings and sites, a strong transportation network, competitive state and local incentives, numerous education and training facilities and many other resources available to grow your company.
Galena, KS   


Galena is a town in extreme Southeast Kansas with a population just under 3,000 people. It lies just across the state line, one mile west of Joplin, MO and is just five miles from the Oklahoma State Line.

It is located along Historic Route 66 and was known in the past as a colorful mining town. Now it is known as a place where manufacturer’s can do business with a healthy bottom line. It is home to such companies as Wadler Manufacturing (hydraulic cylinders), Kemlee Manufacturing (Food Products), Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation (Pesticides and Ag Chemicals), Airgas Nitrous Oxide Corp. (Nitrous Oxide Production Plant), Sterling Manufacturing Co (Poultry Processing Machinery), Celltron (internationally known contract manufacturer of electrical cable assemblies, wire harnesses, electro-mechanical sub-assemblies, and box build assemblies for various industries including aerospace, defense, commercial, and semi-conductor), along with many others in the machining, poultry, and chemical industries.

Recently, Galena, Kansas has become a regional superstar gaining recognition in the movies. The character Mater from Pixar’s movie, “Cars” was mostly inspired by an old, rust tow truck seen on a vacant lot in Galena. Also, the area was an inspiration for Radiator Springs in the movie.