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
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Independence Economic Development Council

The Independence Council for Economic Development (ICED) acts as a liaison between businesses and government and provides economic research on the Independence area.

About

The Independence Council for Economic Development (ICED) acts as a liaison between businesses and government and provides economic research on the Independence, MO., area.

The ICED staff fills data requests, collects and maintains current and comprehensive data on the commercial location characteristics of Independence. This information is posted to the ICED Web site and to Missouri Location One, a database that showcases community, site and building profiles.

ICED also assists the city in preparing plans, policies and applications to promote quality economic expansion as evidenced by the development of several business parks, malls, housing communities and the Little Blue Valley area.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Award Recognition
  • Demographics/Census Data

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Incubator Space
  • Office Space
  • Site Location

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Registration
Primary ContactJodi Krantz
Address210 W Truman Rd
Independence, MO 64050
Phone(816) 463-3515
Fax(816) 892-0020