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

Gladstone Economic Development Department

The Gladstone Department of Economic Development department is dedicated to improving the economic welfare of Gladstone, Mo.

About

The Gladstone Department of Economic Development department is dedicated to improving the economic welfare of Gladstone, Mo. They assist new and existing small businesses by:

  • Assisting with obtaining a business license
  • Providing site location assistance
  • Providing below market interest rate loans for enhancing the exterior appearance of local existing businesses through the Storefront Improvement Program

Services

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing/Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data

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

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, licenses and permits

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactMelinda J Mehaffy
Address7010 North Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone(816) 436-2200
Fax(816) 436-2228