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 St. Charles Economic Development

The St. Charles Economic Development professionals work with industries looking to expand and/or relocate and also serve startup companies. Along with our partners, our Economic Development team provides the most comprehensive assistance to help any business. Through our network of contacts, we are able to leverage resources to assist companies invest to add value and employees.


Centrally located in the heart of the strongest growth area in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, St. Charles provides business and industry the necessary advantages to grow, prosper and innovate for long term success.

St. Charles' location offers superior advantages to any company looking for access to interstates, river ports, airports, a trained workforce and premier education facilities.

Visit our website for a guide to opening a business in the city of St. Charles and reach out to learn more about:

  • Location selection 
  • Building permits
  • Inspections
  • Certificate of occupancy 
  • Business license 
  • Additional licenses & permits 
  • Resources
  • And other useful contact information! 


Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance


  • Demographics/Census Data

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

  • Site Location

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, licenses and permits

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Primary ContactMike Klinghammer
Address200 N. Second Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Phone(636) 949-3231