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

Missouri Association of Manufacturers

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) is the only organization dedicated solely to representing the interests of manufacturers in Missouri, and its primary purpose is to promote, preserve and advance manufacturing. Founded in 1993, MAM has matured into an influential association advocating for the vital interests of all segments of manufacturing.


MAM is the voice for manufacturers in Missouri. Dedicated to promoting, preserving and advancing manufacturing in Missouri, MAM utilizes strength in numbers to fight for new, higher revenue opportunities and lower business operations costs for its members. MAM provides advocacy for manufacturing, hosts networking events and provides training about issues of interest to manufacturers.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Insurance Requirements

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Specific Research/Expertise

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer


  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactMichael Eaton
Address1329 E. Republic Rd.
Suite J
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone(417) 863-7262