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.
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.
Is the official tourism organization and destination expert for Joplin, Missouri. They offer complimentary services which include arranging site tours, checking hotel and meeting space availability, and connecting visitors to local attractions.
Strives to enrich the Joplin area by “igniting a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment.” It accomplishes this as a community arts agency visionary, and performing arts presenter.
Dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community as a thriving, safe and attractive center of art, history, enterprise, commerce, culture, residence, and entertainment.