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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Miami County Economic Development Department

The Miami County (Kan.) Economic Development Department assists businesses in their development and expansion while promoting the region's economic growth.

About

Business owners turn to the Miami County (Kan.) Economic Development Department for valuable data clarifying the county’s economic climate. A central point of contact, the department provides confidential numbers detailing;

  • Demographics
  • Market profiles
  • Employment indicators

Miami County’s team works with business owners promoting managed business development and retention in an emerging area of the state.

Services

Business Planning

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Tax Credits

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing/Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Kansas Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training
  • Tax Credits

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactJanet McRae
Address201 South Pearl Street, Suite 202
Paola, KS 66071
Phone(913) 294-4045
Fax(913) 294-9163