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

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 Area MAGNET prepares confidential and comprehensive project proposals based on your project criteria. We coordinate community visits and property tours for site selection teams. MAGNET provides information on labor force availability, taxes, energy costs, financing and job training programs. Additional business services provided by MAGNET include information about  financial assistance programs, permitting requirements, employee hiring services and enterprise zone benefits. A complete range of transportation services is available in the Cape Girardeau area. The Interstate 55 highway system, the Southeast Missouri Port, the Southeast Missouri Regional Airport and daily rail service combine to provide a complete intermodal transportation network. This competitive network, coupled with the area's central location in the United States, makes this region one of the nation's most cost effective places for sending and receiving goods.


Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

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

  • Site Location

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Starting a Business

  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactJohn Mehner
Address220 N. Fountain Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone(573) 334-5000
Fax(573) 335-4686