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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.

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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.

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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.

Services

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Site Location

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, licenses and permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactAlex McElroy
Address401 Independence
2nd Floor
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Phone(573) 339-6327
Fax(573) 339-6303