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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Entrepreneur-led Economic Development

Friday, November 12 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am • Organized By The Usher Garage LLC
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Entrepreneurs create over 60% of the net new jobs in the KC regional economy year-in and year-out. Programs that support entrepreneurial growth are providing a 4:1 ROI in the form of economic activity taxes (EATs) to local and state governments. Meanwhile, the economic development incentives paradigm in the KC region continues to favor business attraction incentives that have been proven to negatively affect the tax base of both Kansas and Missouri state and local governments. Join us for a discussion of how the Entrepreneur Support Strategy Group, an entrepreneur-led initiative, is changing the conversation with policy makers and economic development agencies towards supporting locally-owned small businesses and locally-grown entrepreneurs.

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