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 Main Street Connection

MMSC’s mission is to enhance the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri - within the context of historic preservation - using educational tools of the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to Revitalization, as developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program.


We assist communities to: 


  • Explore ways to make downtown a destination and the heart of the community. 
  • Explore the interdependence of people and businesses to develop a healthy economy. 
  • Explore the planning tools that can make downtown a fun place to live, work, play, and invest. 


  • Care for and protect their historic and cultural assets.
  • Care for existing businesses so they can build their vitality and potential to grow. 
  • Care for and strengthen relationships between civic organizations and local government to build consensus and support community-building activities. 


  • Prepare to create jobs for the local workforce. 
  • Prepare a long-term planning strategy that will ensure the success of the downtown revitalization effort. 
  • Prepare local leaders to take the steps necessary for continued vitality of their downtown and their community as a whole. 


Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization


  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUB zone Certification
Primary ContactMissouri Mainstreet
Address3044 Shepard of the Hills Expressway
Suite 214
Branson, MO 65616
Phone(417) 334-3014