Joplin Metro among nation’s best for logistics and quality of life

Business Facilities magazine published their 12th Annual Rankings Report in their August edition. The Joplin metro area landed in the top ten ranking for two different categories: 7th for Logistics (industry sector) Leaders and 8th for Quality of Life. Joplin ranks alongside very worthy competitors.

  • Quality of Life Rankings
    1. Oklahoma City, OK
    2. Nashville, TN
    3. Minneapolis, MN
    4. Baton Rouge, LA
    5. Indianapolis, IA
    6. Greenville, SC
    7. Lexington, KY
    8. Joplin, MO
    9. Albuquerque, NM
    10. Witchita, KS
  • Logistics Leaders Rankings
    1. Memphis, TN
    2. New Orleans, LA
    3. Louisville, KY
    4. Houston, TX
    5. Joliet/Elwood, IL
    6. Long Beach, CA
    7. Joplin, MO
    8. Dupage County, IL
    9. Bay County, MI
    10. Oswego County, NY

Other rankings by the magazine include categories such as lowest cost of business, economic growth potential, STEM job leaders, innovation hubs, greenest metro, entrepreneurship leaders, and fastest growing. The report also includes state and global rankings. Business Facilities is a national publication that has been the leading location source for corporate site selectors and economic development professionals for more than four decades.