Our services are not restricted to the Center’s tenants. The staff can assist any business, big or small, in solving problems.

The Center uses a team approach to assist entrepreneurs, existing business owners and large companies. While the Center has specific responsibilities for job creation in Joplin, the Joplin Regional Biz Center was designed to assist the needs of entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the seven-county region of Crawford, Cherokee and Labette in Kansas; Barton, Jasper and Newton in Missouri; and Ottawa in Oklahoma.

Our Joplin team includes, but is not limited to:

    • Innovation Center Staff
    • Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
    • Missouri Southern State University
    • 10 Missouri State Certified Innovation Centers (many associated with Missouri universities)
    • Missouri Technology Corporation
    • Missouri Department of Economic Development

Each of the partners listed above has expertise in a wide range of subjects and are prepared to solve business problems. If you need assistance in financing, business management, research and development, manufacturing, business expansion or relocations, or any other specialty needs, our partners can help. Many of the services are provided for free.

If you need help in starting your new business or have a problem with an existing business, the Newman Innovation Center can help. For more information, contact Brian Kelly at 417-624-4150 or by email at bkelly@joplincc.com.