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

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce advocates for business in partnership with the community; supports and assists existing business and promotes the economic health of the Springfield area.


The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit network of business and professional organizations dedicated to improving the region's economic climate. The Chamber serves as the principle advocate for business in partnership with the community, supports and assists existing businesses and acts as the primary catalyst in promoting the economic health of the Springfield, Missouri area, stimulating jobs and improving the quality of life.

Nearly 2,200 members strong, the Chamber represents both large and small businesses. Businesses with 25 or fewer employees represent nearly 80 percent of its membership. A board of directors representing members businesses directs the work of the Chamber, supported by a full time professional staff. In addition to a range of networking and training events, the Chamber provides legislative advocacy support, assistance with import and export certification and area census data.


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development


  • Demographics/Census Data
Primary ContactDanny Perches
Address202 S John Q Hammon Parkway
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone(417) 862-5567
Fax(417) 862-1611