Promote charitable endeavors that fall within the mission of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, with special emphasis on supporting charitable, cultural and educational programs and projects through which the community’s quality of life is enhanced.
The Advanced Training & Technology Center is a collaboration between the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (JACCF), City of Joplin, Crowder College and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). This joint venture provided the JACCF with the opportunity to purchase, renovate and equip the 51,000 square foot building for the purpose of providing a technologically advanced location for the training and development of our region’s workforce. This collaborative effort identified local needs in our economy and developed curriculum to fulfill those needs. Our educational opportunities, continuing job training events, small business incubation and fully equipped commercial kitchen will fulfill the needs of our community for years to come.
Provide a continuing revenue source to support the economic development efforts in the Joplin area, and to finance and market the speculative shell building. Board members are elected from contributors to JBIDC.
Furnish small business loans and/or equity for projects that could not be financed through conventional means.
Administer the issuance of industrial revenue bonds within the incorporated limits of the City of Joplin. Continue development and marketing of the Crossroads Business Park and maintenance of Joplin-Webb City Industrial Park.
Administers the issuance of industrial revenue bonds throughout Jasper County with the exception of the area covered by the Joplin Industrial Development Authority.
MOKAN Partnership is our regional economic development organization. Formerly known as the Joplin Regional Partnership, MOKAN is a public-private partnership that assists existing businesses grow, attract new businesses, grow our regional workforce, and support entrepreneurship in our seven-county tri-state region: Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald Counties in Missouri; Crawford and Cherokee Counties in Kansas; and Ottawa County in Oklahoma.