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 Foundation also owns two significant facilities as noted below, the Advanced Training & Technology Center and the Joseph Newman Innovation Center.
A regional economic development organization, which was formerly known as the Joplin Regional Partnership. This public-private partnership assists existing businesses grow, attracts new businesses, encourages the growth of our regional workforce, and supports 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.
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.