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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

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

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC)

HEDC offers one-on-one consultation services for current and aspiring entrepreneurs with a focus on providing education and information. With offices in Jackson County, Mo., and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, HEDC is conveniently located for clients throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

The organization provides loans and microfinancing options to small businesses, particularly those owned by women and minorities, that don’t qualify for traditional bank financing. The loans can range in size from $500 to $50,000, but most tend to be for $8,000 on average. The money can be used for inventory, working capital, equipment or real estate.

HEDC team members are bilingual and entrepreneurs with many years of combined education and practical experience, allowing the organization to provide quality services that clients have come to expect for the past 20 years. While the target market is the Hispanic community, HEDC services are available to any and all interested in the business development services.

Address

2130 Jefferson St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Contact

Pedro Zamora

Website: www.kchedc.org

Email: pzamora@kchedc.org

Phone: (816) 221-3442

Heartland Business Capital

Heartland Business Capital (HBC) specializes in the Small Business Administration 504 loan for financing commercial real estate for businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The benefits of the 504 loan include a 20-year fixed rate and as little as 10 percent equity injection.

Address

8900 Indian Creek Parkway, Ste. 150, Overland Park, KS 66210

Contact

Brett Larson

Website: www.hbcloans.com

Email: brett@hbcloans.com

Phone: (913) 599-1717

 

 

Frontier Financial Partners

Frontier Financial Partners’ central focus is the SBA 504 loan program, but FFP also can identify other financing sources that may better meet the borrower’s needs. FFP is very knowledgeable about the following programs: SBA 504 Loan Program, SBA 7(a) Loan Program, USDA Business & Industry Guaranty Loan Program and the CDBG Loan and Grant Program.

Address

11025 Hauser St., Overland Park, KS 66210

Contact

Clark Churchill

Website: www.frontierfinancialpartners.com

Email: churchill@frontierfinancialpartners.com

Phone: (913) 424-7856

Family Conservancy, The

 

The Family Conservancy has strengthened the healthy development of more than 5 million Kansas City children and families since 1880. The organization focuses on three main areas to ensure success: quality early child care and education, with an emphasis on mental and physical health; mental health counseling, including help for trauma and abuse victims; and anti-poverty and quality parenting initiatives, which help families break the cycle of poverty and raise successful and healthy children.

Address

444 Minnesota Ave., Ste. 200, Kansas City, KS 66101

Contact

Website: www.thefamilyconservancy.org

Email: shanson@thefamilyconservancy.org

Phone: (913) 342-1110

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a not-for-profit full-service economic development organization that provides assistance to new, existing and expanding businesses located in Kansas City, Mo., or those considering a Kansas City location.

Entrepreneurial resources include low-cost, long-term financing through EDC loan programs and financial assistance information; application and qualification for state and local incentives, such as Enterprise Zone benefits and Missouri Customized Training grants; and coordination of services and assistance. The primary financing tool utilized by the EDC Loan Corporation is the SBA 504 loan program. The EDC Loan Corporation is able to provide 504 loans throughout Missouri.

Address

1100 Walnut, Ste. 1700, Kansas City, MO 64106

Contact

Bob Langenkamp

Website: www.edckc.com

Email: Blangenkamp@edckc.com

Phone: (816) 221-0636

Downtown Council of Kansas City

The Downtown Council of Kansas City  is committed to creating a vibrant, diverse and economically sustainable downtown.  As a private nonprofit membership organization, the Downtown Council (DTC) has more than 280 members who represent Kansas City’s best businesses, property owners, small entrepreneurial companies and nonprofit organizations.

Address

1000 Walnut, Ste. 200, Kansas City, MO 64106

Contact

Sean O’Byrne

Phone: (816) 421-1539

Email: sean@downtownkc.org

Website: www.downtownkc.org

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce – Diversity & Inclusion

 

The Greater Kansas City Chamber values and promotes diversity because it enhances the business community and the region’s economic development.

Address

30 W. Pershing Road, Ste. 301, Kansas City, MO 64108

Contact

Greg Valdovino

Website: www.kcchamber.com

Email: valdovino@kcchamber.com

Phone: (816) 374-5494

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