Joplin’s Strong Business Foundation

Business Environment | Industrial Land for Sale | Warehousing | Joplin MO

Skilled Labor Force

Joplin’s strong business foundation is comprised of a skilled labor force, easy transportation access, reasonable operating costs and local government that  proactively seeks new business to the area as well as continues to work with existing businesses to retain and grow their business.

Metro Area Business Environment

The Joplin Metro area’s position for serving national markets is equal to Chicago or Kansas City, with 5.2 million people that can be reached within a 150 mile radius, Interstate 40 and 44 (east-west) and Interstate 49 (north-south connect to every region in the country).

Benton County, Arkansas, home to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. headquarters is just one hour away from the property and Joplin is well positioned geographically to serve as a distribution center for many of their suppliers.

The Business Environment Starts with Accessibility

Not only does Wildwood Ranch boast exceptional highway accessibility, the site is within 110 miles of four airports that serve the region, providing commercial and cargo service to markets worldwide. Add that to the railroad access, Burlington Northern Santa-Fe railroad is on site with tie-ins to Missouri Northern Arkansas and Kansas City Southern railroad within a few short miles, and you realize Wildwood Ranch Industrial Park gives you opportunities to reach every market in the world.

For complete demographics of the area, request a free Analysis Report through the Joplin Area Chamber.


Diversity and high quality define the workforce of the Joplin region, accommodating nationally renowned businesses as well as great local and regional firms. In numerous surveys of business climate, regional employers consistently give high marks to the efficiency and productivity of their employees. This is particularly true with those that have operations in other parts of the country.


The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Program is a discretionary program offering state tax credits accompanied by local real property tax abatement. Wildwood Ranch is a part of the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Tax Benefit Program.

Missouri Department of Economic Development offers for-profit and non-profit businesses incentives to locate or expand their operations by offering the Missouri Quality Jobs Program. For more information view the Missouri Quality Jobs Program.

Please call WWR at (417) 627-9675, or email us here.