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

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments

Serving Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties, working together to help provide the necessary resources to help build strong communities within our region.


Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments ( LOCLG) is a regional Planning Commission that serves the four counties of Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Morgan. LOCLG works with both federal and state agencies. LOCLG provides coordination and technical support to local municipalities, including planning, grant writing and administrative assistance on a variety of issues, such as economic development, transportation and other infrastructure projects. with an emphasis on economic development, LOCLG provides entrepreneurial support, small business development support and tools and services for all types of existing businesses as well as new businesses.


Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Location
Primary ContactBrian Yansen
AddressCamdenton, MO 65020