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

Leavenworth County Development Corporation

LCDC provides resources and solutions to small businesses and entrepreneurs at no cost, in addition to attracting new business and retaining existing businesses to grow the community.


The Leavenworth County Development Corporation is a public/private partnership. LCDC works to attract new businesses, retain existing businesses and work directly with firms and entrepreneurs to creatively and sustainably grow the county’s business community.

For startup and existing business in Leavenworth County, the LCDC provides:

  • One-on-one meetings to determine needs and solutions
  • Economic development information regarding commercial and industrial sites
  • Workforce recruitment assistance
  • Demographic statistics
  • Tax comparisons
  • Labor and wage analysis
  • Marketing consultations
  • Connections to resources locally, regionally, nationally, and globally


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Primary ContactSteve Jack
Address1294 Eisenhower Rd
PO Box 151
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
Phone(913) 727-6111
Fax(913) 727-5515