The region offers so many advantages to business and industry, from our central location, to our quality-focused workforce, to our abundant resources and utilities. But which factors are most important to your company? What information do you need to help you make a confident decision to bring your business to the area?

That’s where we come in. Our team is here to help you with answers to your questions and assistance in all of the challenging steps involved with relocating or expanding a business. Just call, and we’ll go to work for you immediately!



Tony Robyn, Director of Business Development, Retention, and Attraction

MOKAN Partnership  ·  320 East 4th Street  ·  Joplin, Missouri 64801
Tel:  417.624.4150  ·  Fax: 417.624.4303

        Morris Glaze, Joplin/Missouri Area Business Development Support

        Steve Gilbert, SE Kansas and NE Oklahoma Area Business Development Support

Local Economic Developers

Barton County, MOAstra Ferris Email
Carl Junction, MOLisa KnutzenEmail
Carthage, MOMark ElliffEmail
Carthage Water & Electric Plant Stephanie HowardEmail
Cherokee County, KSJanet MillerEmail
Empire District Electric Company (Liberty Utilities) Adam GreekEmail
Harry S Truman Coordinating Council Jill CornettEmail
Joplin, MOToby TeeterEmail
Kansas Dept. of Commerce Craig VanWeyEmail
Miami, OKSteve GilbertEmail
Neosho, MO (Grow Neosho) Jake HeistenEmail
Nevada, MOMark MitchellEmail
Pittsburg, KS Sydney AnselmiEmail
Workforce Innovation Board

Our Board of Directors

Chairman: Brent Baker, Liberty Utilities
Counsel: John Dolence
Dan Pekarek, City of JoplinJustin Branham, Branco Enterprises, Inc.
Scott Watson, Mercy HospitalRay Tubaugh, Arvest Bank
Ivan Crossland, Crossland Construction Company Jason Stipp, Regional, Neosho, CBT
Brad Hodson, Missouri Southern State University Isabel Quepons, General Mills
Kirsti McClain, City of Miami, OKJohn Berrey, Downstream Casino & Resort
Tony Dellasega, Community National Bank & Trust-PittsburgCraig Tankersley, Southwest Missouri Bank