Project LaunchPad

  • Location

  • Joplin, MO
  • Completed

  • Conceptual

Project LaunchPad is a proposed adaptive reuse of the former Joplin Public Library building, located in Downtown Joplin.

The LaunchPad's objectives:

LAUNCH Culinary Start-ups – Incubate culinary entrepreneurs while providing a safe, large-scale outdoor seating area for food, drinks, and entertainment.

LAUNCH Entrepreneurs – Expand collaboration and leverage resources across our entrepreneurial ecosystem partners to better support innovation and entrepreneurship.

LAUNCH Careers – Connect high school and MSSU students with Joplin area professionals to demonstrate 21st century career opportunities here in Joplin.

LAUNCH a Digital Workforce – Accelerate digital economy reskilling of displaced workforce and prepare our workforce of tomorrow.

LAUNCH Access to Opportunities – Increase access and diversity to attract minorities, females, and low-income entrants to digital occupations and entrepreneurship.