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

North Central Missouri Development Alliance

To foster economic growth and development for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in the North Central Missouri region.


North Central Missouri Development Alliance is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization that is a county wide effort and offers a highly confidential – no cost service that works to recruit business, help existing companies expand, and empower community vitality. We are able to do this by the generous support of local investors, the City of Trenton and Grundy County. The NCMDA office is located on the North Central Missouri College campus.

The public/private partnership approach to economic development is a team effort; which means listening to business, identifying needs, matching resources and following through to encourage investment, job creation and innovative business development.

NCMDA is backed by a nine member Board of Directors and resource partners from local and state agencies. Working collaboratively and cooperatively, NCMDA creates a support network with tools to encourage business success. We feel that retention of businesses is a key to our future. We have wonderful people and businesses in our community and we want to be a service to them.

Each response and service to our businesses and community is tailored to the business and industry need.

We are a resource to small and large businesses. Whether they are established companies or start up. All information remains confidential and are we are here to help them to achieve success.


Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

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

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Primary ContactMicah Landes
AddressPO Box 111
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
Phone(660) 973-2996