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

Downtown STL, Inc.

We are the catalyst for creating and promoting a Downtown that attracts investment, economic activity and vibrancy at the hub of our region.


Downtown STL, Inc. (DSI) serves as a catalyst for creating, promoting, and attracting investment, economic activity and vibrancy in Downtown St. Louis, defined as Downtown and Downtown West. DSI is a 501(c)(6) membership-based organization, supported primarily by membership dues and sponsorship. DSI is contracted by the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District to implement its management plan, which includes activities related to supporting economic growth.


Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
Primary ContactTrey Buffington
AddressSaint Louis, MO 63102
Phone(314) 335-2323