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Joplin Area Chamber Retains Site Location Partnership to Accelerate Business Recruitment for Economic Development

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site location partnershipJoplin, MO (March 20, 2017) – The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce announced that it has renewed a contract for business recruitment services with Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Economic Development Practice will support the Chamber in building relationships with site selection decision makers and identifying opportunities for business expansion or relocation to the Joplin region.

“We’re excited to continue working with Site Location Partnership,” said Rob O’Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have found them to be a cost-effective, innovative way to extend the targeted outreach of the Joplin region. SLP’s approach gives us high visibility in a number of markets which enhances and expands our ongoing efforts to promote the Joplin region as a great place for business.”

Under the terms of the agreement, SLP will assist the Chamber with business intelligence research, targeted industry prospect development, appointment setting, trade show representation, site selector networking forums, and other aggressive strategies. Targeted industry sectors for job creation and capital investment in the Joplin area include aerospace/defense, food processing, medical device manufacturing, precision metalworking, and warehousing/distribution.

“We are thrilled to continue our long-term partnership with the Joplin Area Chamber,” said Justin Thompson, CEO of Site Location Partnership. “Rob and his staff have done a phenomenal job promoting economic development in the Joplin region, and their proactive strategy aligns perfectly with SLP’s business attraction services. The Joplin area has proven to be a prime location for manufacturing and distribution operations, and prospective businesses and site selectors are taking notice.”

For more information on the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, visit http://www.joplincc.com

For more information on Site Location Partnership, visit http://www.sitelocationpartnership.com

About The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1917, the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce has been the voice for business in the Joplin area. From a completely volunteer organization promoting the interests of business in a mining boomtown, the Chamber has grown to 16 professional staff people, working with hundreds of volunteers to positively impact the business climate and quality of life in a growing metropolitan area. The Mission of the Chamber is “To improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin region, and to be the principal advocate for, and provider of services to, its business community.”

About Site Location Partnership

Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas - corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.

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Phone: 972-874-7483

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