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.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

EDC Loan Corporation of Kansas City

EDC Loan Corporation (EDCLC) is a nonprofit corporation specializing in the origination and underwriting of Revolving Loan Funds. Its mission is to help small business grow and expand through our loan programs in an effort to attract, expand and retain jobs.


EDC Loan Corporation is the finance arm of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Mo. The EDC Loan Corporation provides assistance for businesses. Their loan programs include;

  • KCMO Small Business Relief Fund
  • SBA 504 Loan Program
  • EDC Revolving Loan Fund
  • Brownfield's Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund
  • River Market Loan Fund
  • Neighborhood Commercial Revolving Loan Fund

Revolving Loan Fund

The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) assists small businesses with expansions to create and/or retain jobs in Kansas City, Missouri when conventional bank financing is not possible.

Banks typically have the first security interest and offer only 50 percent of the total financing for a project. Using a RLF allows a small business to proceed with an expansion that otherwise may not occur.

Funds for this program are provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Projects eligible for financing:

  • For-profit business
  • Not-for-debt refinance
  • Located within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri

A project may not eligible for financing if credit is otherwise available on terms and conditions that would allow the project to proceed.


Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
Primary ContactLee Brown
Address1100 Walnut, Ste 1700
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone(816) 691-2114
Fax(816) 691-2161