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

Search for #ShopLocalKC Businesses

When you shop local in Kansas City, you boost the economy, support local job creation, improve the choices available to KC consumers and a number of other benefits.

Search for local businesses to visit or submit your own below.

Why #ShopLocalKC?

  1. 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.
  2. Surveys suggest that 75 percent of small firms donate to charities each year, averaging a contribution of six percent of their profits.
  3. Unique businesses create character. Just think about it. Would you rather take a selfie at a Wal Mart or a locally owned boutique?
  4. The negative environmental impact of a big box store can be much greater than from shops on Main Street.
  5. Most new jobs are supplied by local businesses. From 2012 to 2016, KC startups created 65 percent of all new jobs in the area. Learn more in our We Create Jobs report.
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27 local businesses found.

Beethoven's #9

2 West Piankishaw St.
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-3000
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Bettys Pies and Cobblers

648 S Oak
Garnder, KS 66030
(913) 221-4592
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Blazers

131 N Center St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 856-6565
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CBD American Shaman Gardner

1819 E Santa Fe St
Gardner, KS 66030
(785) 248-4394
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Cutshaw Garage & Tow

602 N. Mulberry
Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-4141
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DC Solutions

18 S Gold St
Paola, KS 66071
913-256-9411
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Design 4 Sports

137 Main St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 938-5393
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Duggan Woodworks

PO Box 2
Edgerton, KS 66021
(913) 893-9658
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Emery's Steakhouse

16 W. Peoria
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-4148
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Extreme Collison & Custom

611 Parker Ave.
Osawatomie, KS 66064
913-755-2500
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Groundhouse Coffee, Elm Street

103 South Elm Street
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 856-5711
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Groundhouse Coffee, Gardner Road

18855 South Gardner Road
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 856-5711
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In Full Bloom Too

325 E. Main St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 800-1850
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Lil Red Hen Quilt Shop

7 S. Agate
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-5230
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Miami Veterinary Clinic

602 Baptiste Dr.
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-3250
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Middle Creek Winery

36688 New Lancaster Road
Paola, KS 66071
913-377-4689
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Midwest Gun & Supply, Inc.

16 E. Peoria
Paola, KS 66071
913-557-4867
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Mix and Mingle Boutique

133 E Main Street
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 938-4239
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Old Thyme Décor

612 E Main St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 856-8811
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Pups-n-Suds

108 S Elm St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 884-7044
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Rosey Posey Chique Boutique (shared space with Spinning Earth Pottery)

102 S Elm St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 215-3724
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Sacred Spaces Yoga

102 S Elm St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 215-3724
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Spinning Earth Pottery (the Dolphin Song)

102 S Elm St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 215-3724
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Sunset illuminations

18325 S Gardner Road
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 579-2304
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Timbercreek Bar & Grill

14 E. Amity
Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-2600
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Tumbleweed Saloon Bar & Grill

615 E Main St
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 856-4510
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White Tail Run Winery

2327 N 400th Rd
Edgerton, KS 66021
(913) 893-4003
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