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Newman Business and Technology Innovation Center

The Joseph Newman Innovation Center helps start business in technology other fields and supports existing business. NIC has modern office, light manufacturing and wet lab spaces available.


If you have an innovative idea and you want to start a new business, the Joseph Newman Innovation Center (NIC) has "Your Window of Opportunities." The center was created to help you start your new business. It can also support an existing business that needs some special assistance. If needed, NIC has modern office, light manufacturing and wet lab spaces available for long or short term leasing. The lease includes many shared and professional services. Our services are not restricted to the centers tenants. NIC staff can assist any business, big or small, solve problems. Regularly scheduled programs and seminars are designed to keep you informed on key business issues. Our partners, listed below, have expertise in financing, accounting, R&D, business management, HR, manufacturing, distribution, business expansion and dozens of other business related issues. The Joseph Newman Innovation Center is part of a larger network of support facilities located throughout Missouri. This network has years of experience in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology and Life Sciences. NIC has established partnerships with Missouri Southern State University, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Small Business Development Center, SCORE as well as four other Innovation Centers. These partners can assist you on all aspects of major business issues.


Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Space
Primary ContactLoni Smith
Phone(417) 624-4150