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

Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc

We are a 501c3 public private partnership who works with the main industries in the Kirksville region as well as with companies looking to locate to the Kirksville region. K-REDI can provide resources for local and state incentive programs.


Our vision is to be a sound economic competitor providing family-supporting jobs to the Kirksvillle region.  We do this through business retention and expansion efforts and business attraction with a specific industry focus on agriculture, education, healthcare, technology and manufacturing.


Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer


  • Demographics/Census Data

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

  • Site Location

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, licenses and permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactCarolyn Chrisman
Address315 S. Franklin St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone(660) 665-2003