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

Joplin Capital Corporation

Joplin Capital Corporation (JCC) provides small business loans and/or equity for projects that cannot be financed through conventional means. Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce staff supports and promotes JCC.


The Joplin Capital Corporation (JCC) is a for-profit, multi-bank entity that facilitates economic development in Joplin's underserved areas by providing "gap financing," such as small business loans and/or equity to entrepreneurs unable to obtain adequate conventional financing.


Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $50,000. 

Who Can Apply:

  • Existing small businesses & startups
  • New purchase of an existing small business
  • Home-based businesses
  • Investors in commercial real estate

Who/What is NOT Eligible:

  • Not-for-profit businesses
  • Loans for consumer purposes, including owner and non-owner occupied residential real estate
  • Businesses providing products/services of a prurient nature

Funds May Be Used For:

  • Real estate construction
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Leasehold improvements
  • Working capital
  • Labor and materials on specific contracts
  • Acquisition of an existing business
  • Purchase/rehabilitation of commercial real estate
  • Other purposes as deemed appropriate


Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
Primary ContactInformation
Address320 E. 4th St
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone(417) 624-4150