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

City of Aurora

The City of Aurora works to promote economic development opportunities.


The City of Aurora works to enhance the quality of life in the community through measured growth, the development of economic opportunities, city beautification and other municipal programs. The City works closely with current business owners and encourages new business/industrial development. Aurora was designated a DREAM community in 2007. Aurora is also part of the Southern Lawrence County Enhanced Enterprise Zone.


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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Registration, licenses and permits

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactJon Holmes