Enhancing the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri.
Public and Private INVESTMENT
Net new businesses
Net New jobs
Designated Missouri Main Street communities report economic impact in their districts each quarter. Cumulative totals for the program.
P.O. Box 18
129-A E. Main Street
Drexel, MO 64742
Drexel Community Betterment Corporation
Main Street Tier Level
The Drexel Community Betterment Corporation is the operating entity for Drexel Main Street. Drexel is a railroad town, originally founded on the Kansas City Southern line to New Orleans in 1890 as a water stop. The railroad is still an important part of our community, featuring as operating grain elevator on one end of the ten-square-block Main Street district and our K-12 school on the other. Our 1890s Main Street features several functioning original buildings. Three original buildings that comprised the Drexel Mercantile now house entrepreneur-founded businesses. Drexel features two different biotech companies on Main Street: a hardware store, and family-owned grocery store. One of the original historic bank buildings houses City Hall, and the other is now a locally-owned business. Our revitalization program is focusing on a gazebo in a pocket park for 2016, with sidewalks in 2017, and facades in 2018.