Downtown Joplin Alliance (2007)

In the 1980s, the state of Missouri developed a program that would breathe life back into some of its cities’ downtowns. Along with four other cities, Joplin was selected to implement and test this program. Downtown Joplin Alliance came from this experimental program and since its inception, has continued to revitalize and bolster Joplin’s downtown district. With Third Thursday events, the Joplin Empire Market, Sidewalk Sales, and other initiatives, the group strives to create a cohesive, prosperous downtown community while transforming the area into an economic, artistic, cultural, and historic hub.

Downtown Joplin Alliance at a glance: Main Street; Economic Development; Small Business; Third Thursday; Joplin Empire Market; First Thursday WineShare.


931 E 4th St.
Joplin, MO  64801