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.

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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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Monthly Luncheon

Thursday, July 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce
1400 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014


KC Rising - One Shared Vision for Regional Prosperity
presented by Sheri Gonzales & John Murphy, KC Rising

The mission of KC Rising is to achieve a shared vision of regional prosperity for all by aligning and accelerating community efforts for greatest impact. 

In 2014, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the Brookings Institution researched the Kansas City region’s economic status coming out of the Great Recession. The ensuing “Prosperity at a Crossroads” report found the Kansas City region was not progressing out of the recession as quickly as some of its metropolitan peers. Energized by this challenge, the business and civic community came together to create a long-term vision to accelerate the Kansas City region’s economic growth.


KC Rising is a regional, long-term initiative to build collaborative scale, create system alignment, promote public-private partnerships and leverage existing initiatives in support of realizing Kansas City’s potential. Each year, KC Rising measures Kansas City's progress against the 15 metros areas just above us in population and the 15 metro areas below. The goal is for Kansas City to rank in the top 10 of these 30 peer metro regions on three measures: gross metropolitan product, median household income, and number of quality jobs.

$23 Members
$28 Non-members

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Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, MO 64014
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