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Ennovation Center

The Ennovation Center is a business incubator that provides space and resources to 70-plus clients. It offers commercial kitchen, office, light tech manufacturing and shared coworking spaces in its facility. The center works with a wide range of companies and offers an ever-evolving spectrum of resources to help small and early businesses grow.

Address

210 N. Forest Ave., Suite 120

Independence, MO 64050

Contact

Xander Winkel

Website: www.ennovationcenter.com

Email: awinkel@inedc.biz 

Phone: (816) 463-3532

EnCorps45

EnCorps45 is an organization for professionals age 45 and older who are looking to reinvent themselves, including through business ownership. Members can participate in networking sessions and educational workshops.

Contact

Robert Curland 

Website: www.encorps45.com

Email: Terri@EnCorps45.com

Phone: (816) 210-5550

 

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

Digital Sandbox KC

Digital Sandbox KC and its Energy Sandbox (which works with startups in the energy industry) provide proof-of-concept resources to support early-stage commercialization processes, including access to technology, business and market experts and funding for early-stage market validation, prototyping and beta-testing services. Funding currently available for companies on the Missouri side of the metro area and in Olathe.

Address

4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110

Contact

Jeff Shackelford

Website: www.digitalsandboxkc.com

Email: jeffshackelford@digitalsandboxkc.com

Phone: (816) 235-6661

Clay County Economic Development Council

The Clay County Economic Development Council is committed to economic development in the Kansas City Northland of Clay County, Mo., and provides the following resources and programs: site selection and building searches for expansion; Midwest Small Business Finance, which offers 504, 7(a) and other SBA loans; the six-month Doniphan Leadership Institute program for executives; and the Northland Angel Investor Network.

Address

1251 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Ste. 25, Kansas City, MO 64116

Contact

Deneen Lewis

Website: www.clayEDC.com

Email: deneenl@clayedc.com

Phone: (816) 468-4989

 

City of Kansas City, Mo., Human Relations Department

The Human Relations Department (HRD) is responsible for investigating and processing complaints of civil rights violations that have occurred within the city limits of Kansas City, Mo. The department is also charged with helping companies become certified as disadvantaged, minority or women-owned enterprises; as small local business enterprises; or as Section 3-certified businesses. As part of its effort to promote affirmative action, the department also monitors city construction contracts for compliance with prevailing wage laws, as well as compliance with the city’s ordinances regarding construction workforce and utilization of certified companies on all contracts that meet ordinance criteria. HRD sponsors two yearly events that are open to all: a Civil Rights Summit every spring celebrating fair housing legislation, and the Kansas City Government Contract and Procurement Forum in August.

Address

City Hall

414 E. 12th St., Fourth Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106

Contact

Phillip Yelder

Website: www.kcmo.gov/humanrelations/

Email: hrdgeneral.inquiries@kcmo.org

Phone: (816) 513-1836

 

Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)

Blue Valley CAPS is a program for juniors and seniors in the Blue Valley School District. Students work on projects in bioscience, business, engineering and human services, helping them develop the skills required by the 21st century workplace. Blue Valley CAPS students regularly collaborate with small and large businesses on real-world problems.

Address

7501 W. 149th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66223

Contact

Corey Mohn

Website: www.bvcaps.yourcapsnetwork.org

Email: cmohn@bluevalleyk12.org

Phone: (913) 239-5900

 

 

 

Artist INC

Artist INC is a program of the UMKC Innovation Center in collaboration with Mid-America Arts Alliance. Artist INC connects artists of all disciplines throughout the Midwest region to the resources and opportunities that will help them promote their work and strengthen their artistic practice.

Address

4747 Troost Ave., Ste. 121, Kansas City, MO 64110

Contact

Lisa Cordes

Website: www.ArtistINCkc.com

Email: info@ArtistINCkc.com

Phone: (816) 235-6769

Enterprise Center of Johnson County

A nonprofit organization that connects entrepreneurs across the region to the resources needed to grow their businesses. Provides affordable office space, education, mentoring and connections to capital.

Address

4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B, Fairway, KS 66205

Contact

Melissa Roberts

Email: mroberts@ecjc.com

Website: www.ecjc.com

Phone: (913) 438-2282

Contact


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