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

St. Charles County Economic Development Council

To serve businesses of all sizes, the EDC offers business financing programs, business counseling, tenant space at its nationally-recognized incubator facility, monthly business training seminars and recruitment/retention services.


The St. Charles County Economic Development Council serves businesses of all sizes.

The EDC offers the following services:

  • Financing programs
  • Business counseling through SCORE and SBDC
  • Tenant space and specialized resources at its small business incubator facility
  • Monthly business training seminars
  • Recruitment and site selection
  • Business retention
  • Community promotions

The EDC is a Certified Development Corporation for SBA 504 Loans available throughout Missouri and Southwest Illinois, and maintains a satellite office for the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center. In 2009, the U.S. Small Business Administration named the EDC the 504 Lender of the Year.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance


  • Demographics/Census Data

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactAmy Gordon
Address5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Ste. 100
Saint Charles, MO 63304
Phone(636) 441-6880
Fax(636) 441-6881