The regional communities are supported by local and state government leaders who recognize that strong, healthy businesses are critical in achieving a strong, healthy economy. All seven counties and three states benefit from political stability, stable tax bases, and tax rates that are among the nation’s lowest. That doesn’t mean our residents and employers suffer with lower-quality services — it just means that our government leaders make smarter decisions and the best possible use of tax dollars.

Each of our counties and states offers a variety of unique incentives that are created to reward companies for making investments and creating jobs in our area. Many of those programs can be customized specifically for the needs of your business. You’ll find basic details at the links below, but we encourage you to contact us to discuss your specific needs, so we can identify the programs that will do the most for you.


Financing Programs

Foreign Trade Zones

Incentives Based on Job Creation

Income Tax Credits

International Trade Credits

Property Tax Exemptions

Sales Tax Exemptions

Tax Information


Enterprise Zone:

Barton Enterprise Zone

Carthage Enterprise Zone

Joplin Enterprise Zone

Lamar Enterprise Zone

Neosho Enterprise Zone

Enhanced Enterprise Zones