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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.
Neosho, MO  

Neosho is located in extreme Southwest Missouri 30 miles north of Bentonville AR, 150 miles south of Kansas City, 250 miles from St. Louis and Memphis, and 300 miles from Dallas.

Neosho is home to La-Z-Boy Midwest, Premier Turbines (a division of Dallas Air Motive), Jarden Consumer Products Distribution Center, and many additional successful industrial and manufacturing companies. Local companies employ approximately 4,300 people in industrial positions.  Our work force is second to none, as it consists of a rural population with a mechanical skill set.

The Crowder Industrial area encompasses 2,000 acres for industrial purposes. The area has all utilities in, paved streets, railroad access, and is adjacent to the Neosho Municipal Airport. Furniture, wire products, turbine engine overhaul, garment manufacturing, poultry processing, egg products and wood products are among the many local industries based in Neosho. It is also served by the Kansas City Southern Rail.

Highways
I-49 runs north-south adjacent to Neosho and east-west Interstate 44 is just 15 miles away creating easy access to markets/ports on both coasts. Interstate 44 is part of an Interstate corridor running from coast to coast. Four-lane U.S. 71 (designated I-49 corridor) is part of an Interstate and Federal highway corridor running from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans or, on the Southwest leg, to Monterrey, Mexico. A network of state and federal highways, along with I-44 and U.S. 71, provide easy and convenient truck access to markets in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma as well as the entire Midwest and North America as a whole.

Crowder College is a two-year community college serving southwestern Missouri, granting certificates and associate's degrees in over 40 fields of study. Crowder has an enrollment of over 4,000 students. Crowder is also home to the Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Tech (MARET) Center. The new MARET Facility design incorporates the best practices in renewable energy technology and green construction. Project objectives are that the building be certified as LEED Platinum, plus operate as a positive net energy structure by producing more energy from renewable sources than it consumes. By utilizing wind energy, solar thermal, solar electricity, daylight, water and wastewater management and other innovations, the new facility will serve as a living laboratory for the educational programs taught at the MARET Center.

Neosho Economic Development  
Neosho Chamber of Commerce
City of Neosho