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

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) provides confidential one-on-one business assistance, microloan funds, financing options and incentives, for new and existing businesses - small to large - for all Johnson County, Missouri.


Johnson County (Missouri) Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) provides a "Fresh Approach" to your business by delivering timely solutions or access to quality resources to meet your business needs. If a new or existing enterprise has questions about doing business in Johnson County and its communities, JCEDC should be the first contact. JCEDC is a non-profit organization established "to generate new wealth and growth in Johnson County through the retention, expansion and attraction of high-value, high-growth business investment opportunities that will create quality employment opportunities." JCEDC's experienced staff has been involved in the successful completion of a variety of projects for small to large businesses. The organization is involved with businesses at many levels from concepts to well-established and specializes in providing confidential one-on-one business assistance, in-depth market research data, access to gap financing and available sites and buildings. 


Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Human Resources

  • Retention

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactTracy Brantner
Address300 N Holden St
Ste 301
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone(660) 747-0244
Fax(660) 747-0620