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. Louis Local Development Company (LDC) - City of St. Louis

The St. Louis Development Corp. offers programs and services to the small business owner.


The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is the economic development arm for the City of St. Louis, Missouri and  is composed of seven agencies and authorities that work to promote economic development and growth.

SLDC offers programs and services to the small business owner, including technical and financial assistance for:

  • expansion
  • relocation
  • renovation
  • acquisition
  • startup
  • land assembly/site preparation.



Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credits

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactSTLDC Representative
Address1520 Market St
Suite 2000
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Phone(314) 657-3700