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

South Central Ozark Council of Governments

SCOCOG is designated Economic Development District serving southern Missouri. Our eight member staff has collectively over 80 years of experience working with local communities seeking funding sources to meet their ever challenging needs as well as small business in the start-up or expansion phases with low interest loans.


SCOCOG can assist and guide communities through the myriad of state and federal funding sources to address infrastructure needs including water and sewer systems, storm warning systems, hazard mitigation planning, comprehensive planning, flood plain management assistance, grant writing for project construction, etc. We offer micro and small business loans for businesses located in the seven county region (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright).


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers


  • Demographics/Census Data

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance
Primary ContactCody Dalton
AddressPO Box 100
Pomona, MO 65789
Phone(417) 256-4226