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 Boonville Economic Development

Boonville is a great place to make your business home! The economic development office is ready to assist you in finding the right spot. and helping you grow.


Responsible for business attraction, retention, expansion and entrepreneurial growth.


The City of Boonville also operates a Revolving Loan Fund to provide gap financing from $1,000 to $25,000 to be used for inventory, equipment or building facade improvements. Businesses must be located in Cooper or Howard counties within, or immediately adjacent to Boonville city limits.



Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Specific Research/Expertise

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • One-on-One Counseling

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactKate Fjell
Address401 Main St
Boonville, MO 65233
Phone(660) 882-4003