U.S. Small Business Administration

Kansas City District Office

1000 Walnut St., Ste. 500

Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 426-4900



Twitter: @SBAgov

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) mission is to help people get started in business and to stay in business. Through a variety of financial, technical and management assistance programs, the SBA offers new and experienced entrepreneurs access to resources to help them start and expand their small businesses. The Kansas City District serves the eastern third of Kansas and the western half of Missouri.

See individual listings in this guide for particular programs affiliated with the SBA, such as the Small Business Development Centers, SCORE and Women’s Business Centers. In addition, the SBA offers the following programs.

Business Resource Center   

4747 Troost, Ste. 128

Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: (816) 235-6675



The Business Resource Center has an extensive small business reference library of books and publications to help entrepreneurs plan their business, expand an existing business or venture into new business areas. Computers and software are available for client use. All services and resources are provided at no cost.

Economic Development Division 

Neida Heusinkvelt

1000 Walnut St., Ste. 500

Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 426-4906


The agency’s finance programs enhance the ability of lenders to provide long- and short-term loans to small businesses that might not qualify through normal lending channels.

There are four basic types of SBA lending and equity investment programs available: the 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program, the 7(m) Microloan Program, the 504 Certified Development Company Loan Program and the Small Business Investment Company Program.

Government Contracting Program

David Turner

1500 Bannister Road

Kansas City, MO 64131

Phone: (816) 823-1722


The SBA negotiates small business goals with each federal agency to ensure that the government-wide small business goal of 23 percent, required by the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997, is met. The SBA monitors the agencies’ progress toward achievement of the goal.

To increase opportunities for small businesses in the federal acquisition process, the SBA negotiates goals for small business set-asides, identifies new small business sources and counsels small companies on how to do business with the federal government.

HUBZone Program

Rhonda Hardin

1000 Walnut St., Ste. 500

Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 426-4911


This program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZones) through the establishment of federal contract award preferences for qualified small businesses located in such areas. To qualify for the HUBZone Program, a small business generally must be located in a HUBZone, be owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens, and have at least 35 percent of its employees residing in a HUBZone.


  1. (913) 432-6690
  2. 116 W 3rd St., Suite 203
        Kansas City, MO


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