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

Grain Valley Partnership

The Grain Valley Chamber Partnership is dedicated to being the primary advocate for businesses in the Grain Valley area by promoting economic development, providing educational resources and partnering with our members to improve the business environment and community image.


The mission of the Grain Valley Partnership is to promote and nurture business interaction and economic development within the community of Grain Valley, Mo.

The Grain Valley Partnership is a united, more powerful effort of our Economic Development Corporation and our Chamber of Commerce to stimulate the growth and vitality of our existing Grain Valley businesses, as well as to foster the creation and attraction of new business to the City of Grain Valley, Missouri.

The following events and programs are available to its members and some non-members:

  • Luncheon speaker series
  • Evening Networking Events
  • Legislative Day in Jefferson City
  • Annual Awards Ceremony


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Location
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactTasha Lindsey
Address1450 SW Eagles Parkway
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Phone(816) 443-5162