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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SHOP LOCAL

How to support Kansas City businesses

Whether you want to get your food and drink curbside, find a local maker for that next special gift, support black-owned businesses or just discover something new to you, these shop local directories (and our own shop local map below) can help you keep your dollars local, strengthen our local economy and give a much needed boost to Kansas City businesses across the metro.

And then browse these shop local directories for gift ideas from locally owned businesses.

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Why #ShopLocalKC?

A study shows that when you shop at locally owned businesses, 45 percent of your dollars stay local, as compared to 17 percent with chains.

Surveys suggest that 75 percent of small firms donate to charities each year, averaging a contribution of six percent of their profits.

Unique businesses create character. Just think about it. Would you rather take a selfie at a Wal Mart or a locally owned boutique?

The negative environmental impact of a big box store can be much greater than from shops on Main Street.

Most new jobs are supplied by local businesses. From 2014 to 2019, KC startups created 60% of all new jobs in the area. Learn more in our We Create Jobs report.

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45 local businesses found.

825 Studios

4142 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-561-1622
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AKKA Westport

4030 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-756-1340
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Aquarius, LLC

3936 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-931-6303
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Beer Kitchen

435 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-389-4180
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Bliss Beauty & Brows Boutique

3111 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.392.1771
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Ça Va

4149 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-225-3934
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Char Bar

4050 Pennsyvlania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-389-8600
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Clothz Minded

4115 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-531-2655
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Crowd Systems

4050 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-1775
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d'Bronx

3904 Bell St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-0550
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Diffactory

3101 Mercier
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-287-2010
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Downbeat Coffee + Tea

4706 Holly St
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.533.5446
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Dysart Taylor

4420 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.931.2700
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Friends of University Academy

4049 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-561-7602
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Green Room Burgers & Beer

4010 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111
8162167682
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Jerusalem Cafe

431 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-2770
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Julep

4141 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite #104
Kansas City, MO 64111
8162167000
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Kansas City Realty Services, LLC

4449 Jarboe St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816)912-3580
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Kansas City Urology Care

4321 Washington St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-1234
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Kelly's Westport Inn

500 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
8165615800
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Kitchens By Kleweno

4034 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-531-3968
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Lean Start Lab - Innovation Consulting and Product Development

4328 Madison Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64111
7142510827
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Lemon Thyme

3921 Main St
KC, MO 64111
206-794-3280
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Made in KC Marketplace

306 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
8167180806
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Mickey's Hideaway

4057 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO 64111
8164695001
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Mid Coast Modern

314 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
8165994574
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Midtown Family Medicine PC

3406 Broadway Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
8167565839
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MIKE + JULIE | storytellers

4149 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
913-206-6189
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Mills Record Company

4045 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City , MO 64111
8169603775
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Mirror+Mirror Salon

315 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-588-4949
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Moti Mahal Cuisine of India

4113 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 931-7775
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On the Top Search

4700 Belleview
Kansas City, MO 64112
8165350132
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Paleterias Tropicana (KU Medical Center Location)

2160 West 39th Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66103
913-384-7373
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Papa Keno's Westport

415 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 599-4704
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SETCELL Cell Phone Repair & Used Phone Sales

508 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816)979-1784
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The Bunker

4056 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-561-7407
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The Kansas City Clothing Co.

306 W. 47th Street (Located inside Made in KC marketplace on the Plaza)
Kansas City, MO 64112
8162536614
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The KC Improv Company

4010 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
Kansas City , MO 64111
816-806-4000
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Union Hill Animal Hospital

3025 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-931-4930
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VOLUME 1NE

427 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-6666
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Vulcan's Forge

3936 BROADWAY BLVD
Kansas City, MO 64111
8169316303
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Westport Ice Cream Bakery

4120 Pennsylvania Avenue Ste 14
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-214-8887
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Wings Cafe

3927 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
8169319464
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Yarn Social

1707 WEST 45TH ST
KANSAS CITY, MO 64111
8168670522
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YUM, a boutique bakery

104 E. 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-714-6136
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