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 Main Street Program, Inc. ®

Leavenworth Main Street fosters economic development and historic preservation with downtown Leavenworth, Kansas, the 1st City of Kansas, established 1854.


Leavenworth Main Street was established in 1995 and is an accredited program with the National Main Street Center.  The program utilizes the Main Street 4 point approach to revitalization – Economic Restructuring, Design, Organization/Membership, Promotion and has been successful in revitalization of a large full service, 24 block, historic downtown with over 250 businesses.  Downtown reinvestment 1995 – 2012 is $33.9 Million, including 138 façade projects, 346 rehab/new construction projects, 77 buildings sold, 93 net new businesses and 396 net new jobs.  The program provides guidance, assistance, education and resources for small business start ups, 2nd and 3rd stage growth and entrepreneurial development while collectively enhancing the business climate, drawing community and visitors downtown, engaging and interacting with entrepreneurs and potential investors and provides gap funding opportunities for new and growing businesses.  


Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Primary ContactWendy Scheidt
Address416 Cherokee
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone(913) 682-3924
Fax(913) 682-3928