The Tri-State Business Journal now has a new name - the "Joplin Regional Business Journal." New owners, Larry and Mikell Warren and their staff say the newly formatted paper will bring in more regional news.
The publication will continue every two weeks.
Owners say the journal has similar goals to the Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative, to bring more businesses and economic development to the area.
"We changed the name to better reflect the community, so that we can encompass more than just the tri-state, that we might be able at some point to touch people in Arkansas and elsewhere," says Mikell Warren.
"We're just really looking forward to it," says Larry Warren. "We're excited about it, to bring a new look to an old product.
The publication will also soon implement ag and legislative sections covering the area.
Work is also being done to upgrade the website along with a new mobile app.