WEBB CITY Population

11,165 (2015 Census Update)

Jasper County Population

116,398 (2015 Census Update)

Lynn Ragsdale, Mayor

Carl Francis, City Administrator

Andrew Roughton, Fire Chief

Erin Turner, Economic & Community Development Coordinator




Major Employers

Webb City R-VII School District, Education

BEI, Inc., Electrical Contractor

Cardinal Scale Mfg. Co., Industrial Scales

Wal-Mart Store, Retail

Webb City Health and Rehabilitation, Long and Short Term Care Facility

City of Webb City, Government

White Flyer, Division of Reagent Chemical, Clay Pigeons

Easy Living, Assisted Living

Tamko Engineering (Tamko Roofing)

Atwoods, Retail

Missouri Metal Recycling, Recycling

Bemis, Packaging

Don’s Cold Storage

C & M Machining, LLC

Home and Business Growth - Webb City’s business friendly climate has resulted in new businesses locating in the city. New home growth and an expanding school system demonstrate the confidence in the city. A fast growing community with an outstanding school system and high civic pride, Webb City is a prime destination for those who want to establish a new enterprise in a city of outstanding potential. Taxes are extremely low to encourage entrepreneurs to make Webb City their business home. Manufacturers will enjoy the advantages of a dynamic enterprise zone as well as state incentives for providing jobs and investment.

Route 66 - The city is unique in comparison to many other cities in that the “Mother Road”, Route 66, runs though the downtown area. The tourism created by Route 66 and the city’s emphasis on that tourism allow a business owner to cater to both the tourism patron as well as a local customer base.

Historic Preservation Commission – The Webb City Historic Preservation Commission was established in 2013. Webb City’s Historic Downtown Commercial District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The commission is reported that rehabilitation efforts and commercial business activity have been increasing within the borders of the historic downtown.

Economic Development
• Ideally located for those with transportation needs.

• More than 1000 acres of prime commercial real estate, available for development is located along the U.S. 171 and South Madison/Range Line corridors.

• Highway 249 interchange access with East/West highway access by Interstate 44 and Highway 171 giving a Webb City manufacturer/entrepreneur easy transportation
access in all directions.

• Immediately to the west sits the Joplin Airport.

• Webb City boasts a well-trained workforce with a solid work ethic that has been praised by those who have invested in the city.

• Reasonable utility rates are a plus for large and small operations.

• Pro-business city government.

The Chamber and the City’s Community Development Office work hand in hand to assist business owners and those who wish to establish businesses in Webb City. Whether it is a small venture or large manufacturer the city and chamber are ready to assist.

Joplin Regional Partnership
Webb City is a member of this 7 county partnership that markets the region for the purpose of business attraction. They identify and help companies evaluating locations for relocation or expansion. The JRP provides site selection assistance, tax and business incentive information, connections to important contacts for the region, business data and access to helpful resources for workforce recruitment and training. For more information, www.joplinregionalpartnership.com or 417-624-4150