Downtown Joplin

What is Downtown Joplin Alliance?

Downtown Joplin Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community as a thriving, safe and attractive center of art, history, enterprise, commerce, culture, residence, and entertainment.

Downtown Joplin is host to many monthly, seasonal, and annual events designed to encourage community involvement and stimulate the local economy.

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What can I do in Downtown?

Downtown Dining

Downtown Dining

Downtown Joplin is home to some of the best food and drink in the Four States. If you’re hungry and thirsty, Downtown is the place to be.


Downtown Shopping

Downtown Shopping

Whether you’re looking for that special gift or just in the mood to go shopping, Downtown Joplin has what you’re looking for.


Who sponsors Downtown Joplin Alliance?


Why should I get involved?



Downtown is home to some of the largest employers in a community.



Downtown supports the biggest concentration of locally owned businesses. Independent ownership keeps profits in Joplin.


Reflection of Joplin

This is critical to business retention and recruitment efforts. When a professional or company is looking at Joplin for potential relocation, they look at quality of life.Included in quality of life is downtown — is it healthy and viable, or does it represent local disinterest and failure?

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Historic Preservation

There are a number of incentives to downtown development, including historic tax credits. Want to contribute to the environment and sustainability? The greenest buildings are already built.


Downtown is Unique

Downtown Joplin offers the most unique shopping and dining experiences in the region—Hackett’s Hot Wings, Red Onion Cafe, Instant Karma, Midtown Pizza Kitchen, Wilder’s, M&M Bistro, Club 609, Joplin Ave Coffee, Infuxn—there are just so many to choose from and we haven’t even mentioned the night life!


Historic Core

The downtown buildings hold our history and heritage.
Our story is here.


Sense of Community and Place

It’s where we gather, where we celebrate, and where our traditions are carried out.

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