Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization that is the city of KCMO’s primary development organization and provides assistance to new and expanding businesses already located in Kansas City, Missouri, or those considering a KC location. In addition, the EDC administers the city’s TIF program, LCRA and Enhanced Enterprise/Zone Works program.


For existing small businesses, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, offers assistance with expansion, relocation, technical assistance and advocacy.


Specifically, EDC offers:


  • Site location, job training and financing for expanding business
  • Sponsorship of the annual LaunchKC grant competition, providing 10 grants of $50,000 per grant for early-stage businesses every year
  • Access to other programs, such as job training for businesses that are relocating to Kansas City
  • Demographic information, identification of state and local incentives and financing for businesses that are relocating to Kansas City
  • Technical assistance and advocacy to assist in resolving challenges and capitalizing on opportunities
  • Succession planning, workforce development and facility planning for growing businesses
  • Co-sponsorship of the annual Techweek conference in September. Techweek is designed to build a better world through tech entrepreneurship by showcasing local and national innovative ideas.
  • Advocacy with legislators and government agencies


The EDC also offers loan programs to small business through the EDC Loan Corporation of Kansas City.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Legal Services

  • Environmental Compliance

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)


  • Demographics/Census Data

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Site Location (Specialty)

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Human Resources

  • Workforce Incentives

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Site Location (Specialty)
Contact Information
Kyana Bowers