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Kansas Business Center

The Kansas Business Center is the official state resource for information, filings and personal assistance to start or maintain Kansas businesses. The Kansas Business Center will provide businesses the resources to help them monitor their annual requirements.

Contact

Website: www.kansas.gov/businesscenter

Email: info@networkkansas.com

Phone: 1-877-521-8600

Justine Petersen

Justine PETERSEN, a St. Louis-based nonprofit, operates a microloan program for small businesses in the Kansas City region. Loan amounts are between $500 and $50,000 with most in the $8,000 to $10,000 range. The program seeks to assist companies that may not have access to traditional bank loans.

Contact

Jim Boyle

Website: www.justinepetersen.org

Email: jboyle@justinepetersen.org

Phone: (314) 565-6900

Johnson County, Mo. Economic Development Coporation

The Johnson County, Mo., EDC offers a wide range of help to new and existing businesses, including assistance with site selection, financing, microloan program, workforce training and more.

Address

300 N. Holden, Ste. 301, Warrensburg, MO 64093

(Third floor of the Johnson County  (MO) Courthouse)

Contact

Tracy E. Brantner

Website: www.growjocomo.com

Email: info@growjocomo.com

Phone: (660) 747-0244

Johnson County K-State Research Extension

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension helps business owners make informed decisions about starting a small business. The classes offered are designed to introduce business owners to some key resource providers and other small business owners. The organization also offers technical assistance for food, horticulture and agriculture-related businesses.

Address

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Ste. 1500

Olathe, KS 66061

Contact

Rick Miller

Website: www.johnson.k-state.edu

Email: rick.miller@jocogov.org

Phone: (913) 715-7000

InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum

InvestMidwest is an annual forum that is held every spring in Kansas City or St. Louis. About 45 Midwestern companies specializing in technology, life sciences, food, agriculture and bioenergy are chosen to present their ideas to an audience of investors. The 17th annual InvestMidwest will be held on March 28-29, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. The application for presenting companies is available as of Oct. 1 at www.investmidwestforum.com.

Address

One Metropolitan Square, Ste. 1300, St. Louis, MO 63102

Contact

Christine Walsh

Website: www.investmidwestforum.com

Email: cwalsh@stlregionalchamber.com

Phone: (314) 444-1151

Inventors Center of Kansas City

The Inventors Center of Kansas City (ICKC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping inventors find education, inspiration and connection to bring their ideas to fruition and achieve entrepreneurial success. ICKC hosts a free meet-up, held the third Tuesday of each month in Union Station’s Arthur Stilwell Room. The meet-up is open to the public.

Address

P.O. Box 411003, Kansas City, MO 64141

Contact

Curt McMillan

Website: www.inventorscenterofkc.org

Email: inventkc@gmail.com

Phone: (913) 322-1895

 

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City

The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City (ITCGKC) is a membership-driven 501(c)(3) organization that networks Kansas City area professionals in the international business and academic communities, delivers timely international trade education, and bridges access to relevant resources. ITCGKC’s signature programs include the Global Research Initiative, where members guide graduate student teams through focused global business research for an area firm; and the TradeWins international trade simulation for students or young professionals preparing for a global business career.

Address

4747 Troost, Ste. 119E, Kansas City, MO 64110

Contact

Pam Dobies

Website: www.itcgkc.org

Email: office@itcgkc.org

Phone: (816) 235-6654

 

 

Independence Economic Development Council

The Independence Economic Development Council (INEDC) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the economic growth of Independence. INEDC contracts with the City of Independence and the Independence Chamber of Commerce to perform economic development services.

Address

210 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050

Contact

Tom Lesnak

Website: www.inedc.biz

Email: info@inedc.biz

Phone: (816) 252-5777

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  2. PO Box 754
        Shawnee Mission, KS
        66201-0754
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