UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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KCMO's Dead Letter Office

Is KCMO Stifling Your Small Business? Let Them Know.

Help Small Business Thrive in KCMOFrustrated with city codes and ordinances? Tired of the hoops you have to hop to get your business started? The city of Kansas City, Missouri, wants to know—and help.

The Dead Letter Office asks small businesses and entrepreneurs to identify ordinances and regulations that are ineffectual, defunct in practice, stifle business growth, or have no practical application in today’s economy. The goal is to promote entrepreneurship and small business growth, retain and attract businesses and eliminate barriers to employment while achieving public health and safety objectives.

And with it, you know have the captive ear of Mayor Sly James, Assistant City Manager Rick Usher and Councilman Scott Taylor.

So let loose, KCMO. And snip snip. How do you feel the city can best help small business and entrepreneurship? What ordinances or regulations would you suggest for repeal or modification?

Drop you thoughts here.

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