Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.


The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation assists individuals and small business owners through wealth-creation programs and services: 


Business Development Program: HEDC provides one-on-one technical assistance to current and aspiring entrepreneurs needing help with starting, sustaining or growing a small business.  Among the services provided: 

  • Startup assistance 
  • Business plan assistance 
  • Strategic growth plans 
  • Market research and analysis 
  • Financial assistance, loan packaging 
  • Obtaining business licenses and permits 
  • MWD/BE application assistance 
  • Microloans for existing clients to assist with business expenses (via the Impacto Fund


Computer Training Program: HEDC provides computer training and adult education covering the following topics: 

  • QuickBooks training 
  • Introduction to computers 
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint) 
  • Email
  • Social media 

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training (Specialty)
  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Debt Funding (Specialty)

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

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

  • Site Location
  • Lease Review

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Regulatory Compliance

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information
  • Government Requirements

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Industrial Technology Research


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Industrial Technology Research

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
Contact Information
Maricela Garcia
1722 Holly St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-6458