When a city has a heart that is strong, and a soul that is plugged in, it generates an aura like a magnet that attracts people. People are drawn; they all want to visit.
So there is only one essential commodity that the vital city needs: an abundance of nice places for all the visitors to stay.
Mansfield always had plenty of hotels downtown. Here is a little digital brochure of all the places you could book your stay in the last 200 years.