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Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Retains Site Location Partnership to Recruit New Industry, Create Jobs and Stimulate Local Economy

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site location partnershipJoplin, MO (March 18, 2013) – 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 area.

“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 Joplin as a great place for business.”

Under the terms of the agreement, SLP will assist the Chamber with relationship marketing, prospect development, site consultant meetings, trade show representation, internet exposure, networking forums and other business attraction strategies. Targeted industry sectors for job creation and capital investment in the Joplin area include aerospace manufacturing, customer support services, distribution and warehousing, food processing and metal fabrication.

“We are proud to represent the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce as we work together to facilitate economic development in Joplin,” said Justin Thompson, CEO of Site Location Partnership. “It is truly amazing to see how quickly the community has recovered and rebuilt after the 2011 tornado. Joplin has turned obstacles into opportunities with its improved infrastructure and a stronger business environment for both existing industry and new employers. We look forward to building upon the Chamber’s progress and momentum.”

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 14 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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