Missouri Department of Economic Development – Kansas City Region

The Business Development team within the Missouri Department of Economic Development is ready to assist your existing Missouri Business.


The Department of Economic Development is a state of Missouri agency that assists in creating jobs and attracting capital investment for economic growth and infrastructure improvements in Missouri. Regional project managers can assist existing business owners with access to the various tax credit and loan programs available through the state. 

The department now accepts digital applications for programs. 

Each program’s webpage has details of the new process, including login credentials so you can access the secure file transfer system. You can find your program using DED’s program lookup tool. 

For programs that require a wet signature, raised seals or other physical documentation, a contingent approval will be granted and further verification provided at a later date. 



Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
  • State Tax Credit Information

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
Contact Information
Maggie Kost