What We Do

2017 Accomplishments

• Successfully hosted the Visit Excelsior tourism website that achieved over 165,000 visitors and over 2 million hits.

• Successfully hosted 28 days of Downtown Events and responsible for bringing 13,000 people to the streets of Downtown Excelsior Springs.

• Completed an updated Retail Market Analysis to determine potential new businesses for Downtown Excelsior Springs.

• Spent over $16,500 marketing the Downtown district and Visit Excelsior campaign.

• Completed the final phase of the banner initiative adding banners to the side streets of Downtown Excelsior Springs.

• Secured a Missouri Tourism Grant to transition the Visit Excelsior tourism website into a mobile-friendly platform.

• Secured a Missouri Art Council Grant to add arts and entertainment to Downtown events.

• Secured a Missouri Humanities Council Grant to complete the Historic Plaque Program in Downtown Excelsior Springs.

• Responsible for assisting property owners on building improvements by awarding nearly $4,000 in Facade Grants.

2018 Plans

• Continue Downtown Beautification by adding ceramic planters and hosting a clean up day.

• Continue the Facade Grant Program to assist Property Owners with building updates.

• Complete the Historic Plaque Program.

• Continue recruiting new businesses to Downtown Excelsior Springs.

• Work with Downtown property owners using multiple incentive programs for building improvements.

• Complete the Brooke Baxter Pocket Park.

• Continue hosting monthly events to drive traffic and sales to the businesses of Downtown.

• Complete requests for proposals to add additional murals to the streetscape of Downtown Excelsior Springs.

• Spend nearly $20,000 marketing Downtown Excelsior Springs.