Welcome to Downtown Joplin, Missouri

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.

Union Depot Solicitation of Interest

SOI now available

Do you have an adaptive reuse idea for the historic Joplin Union Depot? Click below for all the information you need to submit your own proposal.

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It’s Happening!

There’s so much to do in Downtown Joplin! Check out one of the many ongoing events. Third Thursdays are great for those who enjoy to shop-til-you-drop local goods or partake in food, arts, and entertainment. First Friday WineShare is great for palates new and old. Taste new wine, meet new friends, and have fun! Don’t forget to stop by the Empire Market on Saturday for fresh, local produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, and other specialty items.
It’s happening in Downtown Joplin!

Joplin Empire Market

We welcome vendors from up to 150 miles away, bringing you the best of local products. Buying from the Empire Market helps strengthen the local economy by supporting locally grown food. Local food growers and producers prosper by having a marketplace for their products, and residents have access to high quality, nutritious, locally grown foods.

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



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


Reflection of Joplin

Downtown health and viability are important factors when a professional or company looks at Joplin for potential relocation.

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Historic Preservation

There are a number of incentives for downtown development, including historic tax credits. The greenest buildings are are already built.


Downtown is Unique

Downtown Joplin offers the most unique shopping, dining, and nightlife experiences in the region — too many to list!


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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