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

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS- Economic Development Department

Through traditional and equity-based approaches, the economic development department leads the business expansion, small business development and job creation efforts for the Unified Government


Committed to serving Wyandotte County, Kansas Businesses is the goal the Economic Development Division takes very seriously. Whatever the needs may be, the Unified Government's Economic Development Division is committed to working for...
  • Increased job opportunities for local residents;
  • Supporting entrepreneurs  and small business growth
  • Increasing the tax base of the community in order to continue to provide high quality services to businesses and citizens;
  • Creating a quality of life characterized by stable neighborhoods and diverse opportunties;
  • Diversifying the local economy with growth in new technology, service sector, and tourism industries;


Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
Primary ContactShaya Lockett
Address701 N. 7th Street
Suite 421
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone(913) 573-5439