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 Kansas City Business Council

The mission of the North Kansas City Business Council is to be an advocate for business and quality of life in North Kansas City, Missouri. We provide networking, marketing and economic development support for the community. We are also active in supporting and encouraging workforce development and entrepreneurship.


The North Kansas City Business Council was formed in 1994 to provide better communication between the hundreds of businesses in North Kansas City and the City of North Kansas City. The Business Council functions much like a Chamber of Commerce but membership is restricted to businesses with a location in North Kansas City. 

Principal services by the Business Council are to communicate discussions and decisions by the City Council, to be familiar with all city department heads in order to guide businesses with concerns and needs to the right decision-makers. The Business Council also provides networking and marketing opportunities for its members with monthly lunch programs and other events. Frequent communications are provided by e-mail as well as a printed newsletter every two months.

 The North Kansas City Business Council is very active in promoting workforce development and economic development, particular in conjunction with the Northland CAPS program and the 1 Million Cups/Northland program.      


Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program


  • Demographics/Census Data

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Missouri Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Primary ContactRich Groves
Address405 E 19th Ave
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone(816) 472-7700
Fax(816) 472-0320