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-Greene County Library

The Springfield-Greene County Library provides a wide variety of print and electronic information on all aspects of small business.


The Funding and Business Information Center serves local nonprofits and businesses. For nonprofits, assistance is provided for researching and accessing grant opportunities, helping them with grant writing skills and supporting them in achieving their missions and goals. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can gain assistance with researching their industry and market outlook, accessing sample business plans and learning about area organizations that provide business counseling and support. The center also contains resources to market a business or nonprofit, create materials, conduct meetings, research grants and find new markets for products.


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
Primary ContactKaty Pattison
Address4653 South Campbell
Springfield, MO 65810
Phone(417) 616-0700