Because the City of Crosbyton aggressively sought grant funds and the cooperation of local citizens and organizations, their innovative approach to economic and community development is being realized in this thriving community. This revitalization effort has given the downtown area a fresh, welcoming look and feel. Visitors enjoy nice sidewalks, a streetscape with vintage lighting, benches, trees, a sprinkler system and trash receptacles. The technology and economic development center has been helpful to recruit small boutique type shops that serve a niche of shoppers who are infinitely curious.
Being only a 30 minute drive from Lubbock, more folks who take day trips are becoming more and more intrigued by how the 19th Century Meets the 21st Century. Shoppers whose interests are peeked by vintage items, repurposed, reclaimed, rustic and restyled will enjoy spending time in Crosbyton. Often referred to as architectural savage or upcycled and recycled junk, these small owned businesses have recognized how working together can help each business. It is this mentality of helping your neighbor that Crosby County was founded on and still practices today. Crosbyton has been recognized by Business Week as a “Best Place for Entrepreneurs” and they continue to be a pioneer in small rural community and economic development.