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

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC)

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) provides confidential one-on-one business assistance, microloan funds, financing options and incentives, for new and existing businesses - small to large - for all Johnson County, Missouri.


If a new or existing enterprise has questions about doing business in Johnson County and its communities, JCEDC should be the first contact.

The organization is involved with businesses at many levels from concepts to well-established and specializes in providing confidential one-on-one business assistance, in-depth market research data, access to gap financing and available sites and buildings. 

JCEDC's Microloan Program is a revolving capital resource for Johnson County Startup and Expanding Businesses. This is a "direct" loan program with loans available from $2,000 to $10,000. 

  • The program requires owner's equity as part of the project financing.   
  • All Micro Loan Applicants will need to have a completed business plan in conjunction with the loan application. 

For more information, please review the Microloan Program Brochure and Microloan Application


Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers

Human Resources

  • Retention

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Site Location
Primary ContactTracy Brantner
Address300 N Holden St
Ste 301
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone(660) 747-0244
Fax(660) 747-0620