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.