Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2010.
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce represents the City of Joplin in Missouri’s Southwest Region. Since 1917, the Chamber has been the voice for local businesses in the Joplin area and works to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the region. The Chamber assists both small businesses and major industries, as well as markets the community to attract new companies to Joplin.
Missouri’s seven-county southwest region is known for its low cost of living and is often associated with manufacturing and distribution facilities. In fact, it is home to both La-Z-Boy and Leggett & Platt facilities. There has recently been an increase in the professional services sector as well, particularly in Joplin, the region’s largest city.
Missouri’s southwest region also boasts an outstanding transportation infrastructure. Located at the crossroads of Interstates 44 and 49, the southwest region provides easy shipping to both U.S. and Canadian markets.