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

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!


The mission of Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) is to initiate, stimulate and facilitate opportunity in Atchison County through economic and community development.  We support and encourage new and existing businesses by providing resources and local funding, in some instances.  We also develop and implement youth career programs.  We are a hub for local information, primarily through our website:


Business Improvement Grants

ACDC loves nothing more than to assist Atchison County businesses, particularly existing entities that want to grow.

Since 2013, ACDC’s matching Business Improvement Grant has assisted with nearly 135 different projects throughout Atchison County. We designed this grant to help our county’s existing businesses with projects that would improve the aesthetics, safety and/or function of their businesses.

For more information about current grant opportunities, grant guidelines and application visit the ACDC Funding Opportunities Page


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Provider


  • Demographics/Census Data

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location
Primary ContactMonica Bailey
Address321 S. Main St.
PO Box 243
Rock Port, MO 64482
Phone(660) 744-6562