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

Missouri Enterprise, Kansas City and Northwest Missouri

Missouri Enterprise is a dedicated manufacturing expert & your partner to strengthen & grow your company. We assist manufacturers in the following areas; workforce development, technology, lean principles, exporting, quality, food safety & more.


As a NIST Manufacturer Extension Partnership approved center, Missouri Enterprise is the official representative of the MEP National Network in the Show-Me State. Missouri Enterprise encourages the strength and growth of Missouri manufacturers through coaching, training, and consulting.

Our onsite support and technical assistance works to boost the competitiveness of Missouri manufacturers. The experienced engineers and business professionals at Missouri Enterprise have skills in manufacturing, management, process improvements, personnel and workforce development, and technology acceleration and work closely with manufacturers to provide company assessments and customized solutions including hands-on facilitation and implementation. Missouri is home to one of the most diverse manufacturing sectors in the nation, requiring our experts to possess equally diverse knowledge and skills.  Whatever the need —we have the expertise that you need. 

During the COVID - 19 pandemic, Missouri Enterprise is working with manufactures in a variety of ways to assist them through these challenging times. 

Missouri Enterprise professionals are able to meet with businesses virtually. Additionally, the website is regularly updated with information manufacturing businesses need related to workforce, wellness, supply chain, etc.  

Join Missouri Enterprise's Covid-19 Manufacturing Network, offering an opportunity for manufactures to connect with one another to meet the medical supply chain gap. 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Government Funding

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Price History

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Website Development


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactR. Curtis Mullen
Address2301 N. Burlington
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone(800) 956-2682