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

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.


The  Brookfield Area Growth Partnership - a public private non-profit community/economic development organization, dedicated to change.  Change is always difficult and the area’s traditional rural culture makes change even more challenging. However, spearheaded by this pioneering organization, the community is now directing its economic and community development energies to entrepreneurship and building up its economy from within.  We consider the creation of the Brookfield Area Growth Partnership to be the catalyst for the positive changes that our community has since experienced and we offer the work of this organization (heretofore referred to as BAGP). The BAGP, a collaborative team of Brookfield community stakeholders, is represented on its board of directors by The City of Brookfield, Brookfield Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, Pershing Health Systems, Brookfield RIII School District and MU Extension along with representatives from local lending institutions, businesses, civic organizations and youth.  The overarching mission of this organization is to create a higher quality of life, stronger business environment and greater economic opportunity in the Brookfield area by merging the efforts and resources of the major community/economic development partners together into a seamless network. 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance


  • Demographics/Census Data

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

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

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactBecky Cleveland
Address207 N. Main St.
PO Box 67
Brookfield, MO 64628
Phone(660) 258-7278
Fax(660) 258-3838