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

Guide: Start a Business  Part Seven

Find Office Space

Choosing where to locate your business is an important decision. Business.gov offers business location tips to help you make the right selection.

Missouri is also home to several business incubators that offer space and more to startup businesses.

For a listing of available properties and sites throughout Missouri, go to LocationOne.

Who can help me find office space?

City  and county officials in your region usually know what locations are available, can provide input on traffic and market patterns and will know of any zoning issues. Below, you'll find a list of MOSourceLink Resource Partners who can help. Head over to The Resource Navigator to further filter your search by business industry and zip code/city/distance. 

 

Atchison County Development Corporation

From developing local grant programs for Atchison County businesses, to creating career exploration opportunities for youth, to promoting all that Atchison County has to offer, ACDC celebrates all the ways #ACisAwesome!

Aurora City Clerk Office

The Aurora City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Aurora, MO.

Ava Department of Development

The Ava Department of Development works with licensing and permits in Ava, MO.

Bethany City Clerk Office

The Bethany City Clerk works with licensing, permits, customers services, billing, cutoffs, attends meetings and minutes in Bethany, MO.

Brookfield Area Growth Partnership

The Brookfield Area Growth Partnership is dedicated to creating and supporting local and regional cross-sector collaboration, focusing time and resources on business and workforce development, youth and education, entrepreneurship, leadership and philanthropy.

Cameron Development Department

The Cameron Economic Development Department provides business assistance, incentives, facilitation, referrals and assistance with retention and expansion for existing companies and aspiring business owners in the area.

Cape Girardeau Area Magnet

Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET is a not-for-profit economic development organization which works with expanding and relocating companies to assist their site selection process, serving the communities of Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City as well as rural areas of Cape Girardeau County.

Cape Girardeau Development Services

The City of Cape Girardeau understands the importance of business investment in the community. Whether you are looking to locate your business in Cape Girardeau or expand an existing business, Cape Girardeau's Development Services can help. The city offers assistance with procuring the necessary licenses and permits to operate a business in Cape Girardeau. The Development Services office offers assistance with zoning and land use information. Either the City or the area economic development agency, MAGNET, may provide data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census to assist businesses in determining new markets and strategies. The city also offers assistance through a variety of available development tools to select businesses, with emphasis on projects which include downtown development, Brownfield development, rehabilitation of historic structures, development within the enhanced enterprise zone and projects that generate net new jobs to the area. Each project is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Centerview City Clerk Office

The Centerview City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Centerview, MO.

Chesterfield Department of Planning and Development Services

The Department of Planning and Development Services at the City of Chesterfield is a resource for local entrepreneurs to help grow and expand their businesses.

City of Albany

The City of Albany is committed to providing support and opportunity to entrepreneurs and business start-ups as well as established business expansion and retention services.

City of Aurora

The City of Aurora works to promote economic development opportunities.

City of Bethany

The City of Bethany encourages business development and growth. There are a myriad of incentives available in Bethany designed to help make your business grow.

City of Kansas City, MO-KCBizCare

KCBizCare is a division of the City of Kansas City, Missouri City Manager's Office. KC BizCare is a free business resource, advocacy and information center for new and existing businesses operating within the City.

City of Springfield Economic Development Office

The Springfield Economic Development Office works in partnership with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Business Development Corporation, City Utilities of Springfield, and Greene County to facilitate and promote business development within the City of Springfield, as well as throughout the Springfield region. The Office provides development assistance and incentives, and serves as a facilitator for major economic development projects to ensure timely approval of plans and permits.

Clarkton City Clerk Office

The Clarkton City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Clarkton, MO.

Claycomo Village City Clerk Office

The Village of Claycomo City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Claycomo, MO.

Clinton City Clerk Office

The Clinton City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Clinton, MO.

Corder City Clerk Office

The Corder City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Corder, MO.

Country Club Village City Clerk Office

The Village of Country Club City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Village of Country Club, MO.

Craig School of Business - Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship exists to train, mentor and support entrepreneurs. Our staff will provide one-on-one business coaching and connect clients to needed programs and resources.

Deepwater City Clerk Office

The City Collector of Deepwater Office works with licensing and permits in Deepwater, MO.

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research, education and outreach aim to have an impact at the nexus of food security and the environment and position the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Downtown Council of Kansas City

The Downtown Council is your one-stop resource for opening a business in Downtown Kansas City providing research and development and ombudsman services.

efactory

The efactory is an entrepreneurship center designed to assist startup and growth in new small businesses and continuing education and training in mature organizations.

Ellsinore City Clerk Office

The Ellsinore City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Ellsinore, MO.

Fair Grove City Clerk

The Fair Grove City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Fair Grove, MO.

Farmington Economic Development

The Economic Development Department for the City of Farmington is committed to providing assistance to existing and prospective businesses.

Galt City Clerk Office

The Galt City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Galt, MO.

Grandview Chamber & Economic Development Council

The Grandview Chamber exists to serve, protect and promote area business.

Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce

To provide leadership and service to promote economic growth and industrial development to the greater Poplar Bluff area. (Leadership, Economic Development, Education, Advocacy, Networking & Tourism.)

Harrisonville Economic Development

Provide assistance to parties interested in investing in, or locating in Harrisonville, MO.

Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce

Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce supports businesses that support the greater Hermann community.

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.

Holcomb City Clerk Office

The Holcomb City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Holcomb, MO.

Houston Department of Economic Development

The Houston Economic Development Program is dedicated to building the financial strength of the region through constant recruitment and expansion efforts.

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC)

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) provides confidential one-on-one business assistance, microloan funds, financing options and incentives, for new and existing businesses - small to large - for all Johnson County, Missouri.

Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission

Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission is a quasi-governmental agency serving as the liaison between local government and State and Federal Agencies. Our organization serves the 7 counties of: Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, St. Clair and Vernon, as well as the communities within those counties. We connect communities to opportunities through community and economic development.

Kearney City Administrator Office

The Kearney City Administrator Office works with licensing and permits in Kearney, MO.

Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc

We are a 501c3 public private partnership who works with the main industries in the Kirksville region. We also work with companies looking to locate to the Kirksville region too. K-REDI can provide resources on local and state incentive programs.

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments

Serving Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties, working together to help provide the necessary resources to help build strong communities within our region.

Laredo City Clerk Office

The Laredo City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Laredo, MO.

Linn Creek City Clerk Office

The Linn Creek City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Linn Creek, MO.

Lone Jack City Clerk Office

The Lone Jack City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Lone Jack, MO.

Macon County Economic Development

Macon County Economic Development exists to ensure the continued success of our community and help create jobs for future generations.

Main Street Chillicothe

Our organization focuses on economic development through historic preservation best practices. We promote the downtown as a great place to live, work, and play and support businesses.

Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University - West Plains

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC at Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC at North City Business Development Center

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC at State Fair Community College

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC at University of Missouri Columbia

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC in St. Louis

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC in St. Louis (Market Street)

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri Student Unions - Entrepreneurial Program - University of Missouri -

The Missouri Student Unions Entrepreneurship Programs' goal is to promote student entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri. This program will help connect innovative students with a space to operate an original business idea.

New Florence City Clerk Office

The New Florence City Clerk works with licensing and permits in New Florence, MO.

New Melle City Clerk Office

The New Melle City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in New Melle, MO.

Nixa City Clerk Office

The Nixa City Clerks Office works with licensing and permits in Nixa, MO.

Nodaway County Economic Development

Nodaway County Economic Development provides services to the businesses and communities of Nodaway County. NCED manages two low interest / no interest revolving loan funds to assist startup businesses with equipment and building improvements.

Norborne City Clerk Office

The Norborne City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Norborne, MO.

North Central Missouri Development Alliance

To foster economic growth and development for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in the North Central Missouri region.

Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments

A regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services to member governments in Atchison, Holt, Gentry, Nodaway and Worth counties in northwest Missouri.

O'Fallon City Clerk Office

The O'Fallon City Clerk works with licensing and permits in O'Fallon, Mo.

Osage Beach City Clerk Office

The Osage Beach City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Osage Beach, Mo.

Ozarks Small Business Incubator

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator aims to help talented local entrepreneurs gain business skills, build relationships, get funded and grow successful businesses, creating a community of support for small business owners in the Ozarks.

Pacific Economic Development Director

The Pacific Economic Development Director works with licensing and permits in Pacific, MO.

Park Hills Economic Development

Park Hills Economic Development guides businesses and new entrepreneurs to sustainable success in the local market.

Perry County Economic Development Authority

The Perry County Economic Development Authority is a not-for-profit economic development organization which works with expanding and relocating companies who are considering a location in the greater Perryville Missouri area.

Pevely Deputy City Clerk Office

The Pevely Deputy City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Pevely, MO.

Pilot Grove City Clerk Office

The Pilot Grove City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Pilot Grove, MO.

Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission

Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission provides comprehensive planning, land use planning, mapping services, grant writing, project development, environmental services and transportation analysis.

Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Council

The Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce/EDC provides networking opportunities, entrepreneurial support and business retention and expansion services for the Platte City, MO Area.

Raymore City Clerk Office

The Raymore City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Raymore, MO.

Raytown Office of Economic Development

The City of Raytown has initiated an aggressive economic development effort emphasizing small business development, business recruitment and business retention. The program provides real estate site selection, incentive attainment and general ombudsman services.

Rock Port City Clerk Office

The Rock Port City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Rock Port, MO.

Russellville City Clerk Office

The Russellville City Clerks Office works with licensing and permits in Russellville, MO.

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce endeavors to be a major, respected, dynamic center of community influence focusing not just on traditional business issues but on the overall financial health and well-being of the community.

Southern Boone Economic Development Council

Southern Boone Economic Development Council's mission statement is To unite individuals, businesses, educational partners, civic organizations and government leaders in collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life for area residents by encouraging a stronger economic base in the greater Ashland area. Ashland is one of the fastest growing communities in Missouri. We would love to show you Ashland and Southern Boone County.

St. Louis County Library

The St. Louis County Library provides free resources to help start and grow your business. Book a Librarian for one-on-one time at the Headquarters branch to find information for business plans, choose a store site, create marketing lists, find demographics, and more.

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership seeks to facilitate the development of long-term, diversified business and employment opportunities in St. Louis City and County and the St. Louis region.

Stockton City Clerk Office

The Stockton City Clerk office works with licensing and permits in Stockton, MO.

Strafford City Clerk Office

The Strafford City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Strafford, MO.

Sullivan Missouri Economic Development

The City of Sullivan offers the business, cultural and recreational amenities of a major urban center while balancing the lifestyle and aesthetic qualities of rural living. Unprecedented yet manageable growth ensures the long-term economic vitality of Sullivan as a place to live, work and play.

Sunrise Beach City Clerk Office

The Sunrise Beach City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Sunrise Beach, MO.

Sunset Hills City Clerk Office

The Sunset Hills City Clerk works with licensing and permits in Sunset Hills, MO.

The BALSA Foundation

The BALSA Foundation’s mission is to promote social equity and prosperity in the St. Louis region by empowering first-time entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. We fulfill this mission by (1) maintaining an online, step-by-step guide to starting a business, (2) providing free feedback from experts to anyone with a business idea, (3) providing cash grants, mentorship, and donations of professional services to first time entrepreneurs who need and will benefit from them the most. Our vision is a St. Louis community that embraces first time entrepreneurship as a gateway to social change.

T-REX

A collaborative effort between several economic development agencies based in St. Louis, Missouri, T-REX is a nonprofit technology incubator, co-working space and innovation conference center, designed to attract talent, create jobs and build density in downtown St. Louis.

UMSL Accelerate - University of Missouri-St. Louis

UMSL Accelerate is the innovation and entrepreneurial resource for students, faculty and the community. Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for developing our students, faculty and community to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. Our mission is to foster a community of thought leaders by providing a vibrant ecosystem to Educate (curriculum), Innovate (co-curriculum), and Collaborate (community programming).

University of Missouri - School of Law - Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC)

The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) provides legal assistance to take startups from concept to capitalization. The ELC is a course where upper level law students get hands-on experience under the supervision of an experienced, licensed attorney.

University of Missouri-Kansas City--Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation is a projects-based course in which interdisciplinary teams of Law, MBA, Engineering and sometimes other students collaborate on the development of a business plan for a startup venture. The innovation the student teams work with are brought to the course by Project Providers who "pitch" their innovations to the students and faculty.

Webb City Economic Development Office

The Webb City Economic Development Office is available to assist entrepreneurs wishing to establish a business in Webb City, Missouri.

Wellington City Clerk Office

The Wellington City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Wellington, MO.

Willard City Clerk Office

The Willard City Clerk Office works with licensing and permits in Willard, MO.

Wright County Industrial Development Authority

Wright County has plenty of room for business to grow and prosper. This is evident in the resources that the cities and local development organizations have made available.

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