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

Meramec Regional Planning Commission

A voluntary council of governments serving the Meramec Region (Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties.) We help local governments, businesses and nonprofits solve problems.


Services include grant writing, grant administration, project development, project administration, business loans including SBA 504, transportation planning, strategic planning, comprehensive planning, hazard mitigation planning, hazardous materials planning, flood plain administration, GIS services, housing assistance, housing inspection services, mold, lead and asbestos inspection/testing services, business continuity planning, crisis management planning, watershed planning.


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Watershed Planning

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources


  • Feasibility Studies

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies


  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
Primary ContactBonnie Prigge
Address4 Industrial Drive
Saint James, MO 65559
Phone(573) 265-2993