Joplin Regional Partnership, representing seven counties in SW Missouri, SE Kansas and NE Oklahoma, works to ensure the success of business locations. The region has a quality labor force, available buildings and sites and an efficient transportation network.
Owens Corning's $90-million project in Joplin, MO, a plant that will produce insulation products, is expected to create more than 100 jobs.
In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.
Logistics industry professionals must sometimes resolve issues C through Z to get from point A to B efficiently and hold costs down for the trillion-dollar U.S. distribution industry.
To assist Leggett & Platt with its new Joplin operation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has offered a strategic economic incentive package.
So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.
In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.
To service customers efficiently, tailored logistics and transportation solutions are essential to ensure coordinated goods movement from origin to end user through each supply chain segment.
Since the 2011 tornado, Joplin has restored nearly all of the facilities, jobs and schools that were impacted by the storm, in a cooperative effort hailed as a model for future disaster recovery.
As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.
Currently, 87 employers in Jasper County have declared their support for the NCRC as an element of hiring. More than 3,000 Jasper County individuals have earned the NCRC at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels since 2006, with more than 1,000 of those earned since January 2012.
Logistics has its seen ups and downs through the years and more specifically, within each sector. And though one wheel may forge ahead while another rolls back, a resurgence from the recession always seems to be on the horizon. From the September/October 2012 issue
Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.
The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.