- Four State Area
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Arkansas, Kansas, Missouriand Oklahomawith the Joplin, Missouri and Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas metropolitan areas included within. Notable cities and towns in the area are Pittsburg, Kansas; Miami, Oklahoma; Joplin, Missouri; and Fayetteville/Bentonville, Arkansas.
The area is located in the
Ozarks. Coal mining was and is a large part of the region's industry. Today, a major driver of the region's economy is Wal-Mart, the world's largest retail company, whose headquarters are in Bentonville. Also headquartered nearby in Northwest Arkansas are Tyson Foods, the world's largest processor of chicken, beef, and pork (Springdale); and major trucking and transportation company J. B. Hunt(Lowell). The city of Joplin, Missouri is the most centrally located city in the Four States.
KOAM News is a local news station with studios in Pittsburg, Kansas & Joplin, Missouri. The name KOAM stands for the Four State region - Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri.
There are several universities located in the Four States.
Missouri Southern State Universityis located in Joplin. Pittsburg State Universityis located in Pittsburg. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Collegeis located in Miami. And the Division I University of Arkansasis located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Industries use the term to describe the region as a whole - businesses often name themselves "Four State ______" to attempt to describe the area they wish to serve.
Interstate 44, Route 60, Route 69 and Route 71 serve the area. The historic Route 66 also runs through the region.
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