The region is also rich with resources, and that’s especially true when it comes to the utilities that keep businesses operating economically. From electricity, to water and sewer, to natural gas and broadband capacity, we can deliver in abundance.

That means we can serve the needs of the most demanding industries. Whether that’s innovative distribution centers that want massive broadband access, manufacturers that need megawatts of electricity, or food processors that require substantial quantities of fresh water, the Joplin Region is ready for you.


Liberty Utilities – Empire Electric Company Website

Located in Joplin, Missouri, Liberty is a regulated utility providing electric, natural gas, and water service to over 340,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A subsidiary of the company provides fiber optic services.


Carthage Water & Electric Plant – Website

Carthage Water & Electric Plant (CW&EP) is a municipally-owned, locally controlled, not for profit electric utility company responsible for operating and maintaining the municipal electric, water, and communication systems of Carthage, Missouri. CW&EP has made it a priority since 1898 to provide the most reliable, efficient, and cost effective utilities to our families and friends in the Carthage community, and will continue to do so.