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Regional Growth Capital

Regional Growth Capital facilitates business growth through unique financing. While many alternative financing options require the surrender of equity, Regional Growth Capital provides investments without taking an ownership interest.

Regional Growth Capital serves the entire St. Louis/ Illinois region, and is owned by 33 banks, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, St. Louis Development Corporation, and the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County.

UMKC Innovation Center

From whiteboard to boardroom, the UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.  With a suite of high-impact programs, the center helps emerging and existing business owners, whether they are student, faculty or community based, hone their business basics, evaluate commercialization opportunities, and connect with the right resources at the right time.

Missouri Enterprise

Missouri Enterprise’s mission is to help Missouri businesses. To do that, we provide a broad range of hands-on business, technical and manufacturing optimization services, delivered by an experienced, “been there, done that,” staff and a comprehensive network of public and private partners.

Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Whether you are a student in our secondary or postsecondary education programs who is trying to prepare for the new economy, an individual who dreams of starting a business, someone with an idea that might lead to a breakthrough, an existing business owner who wants to expand, or a leader that wants to develop opportunities for your community, we are committed to supporting you.

Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The award-winning Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a service-oriented business incubator connecting industry and academics which offers state-of-the-art research facilities, a commercial analytical lab, and tailored support for business acceleration.

Innovation Stockyard

Innovation Stockyard is a one-stop business incubator for those who want to start or grow any business, but specializing in the animal sciences field. We offer business and scientific consulting—and facilities—to help bring your idea to market.


The eFactory is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and businesses in southwest Missouri start, grow and accelerate their companies.

Jordan Valley Innovation Center

The Jordan Valley Innovation Center operates under a mission of product development for our corporate partners and interdisciplinary educational experiences for our students.

Newman Innovation Center

Mission: Create a positive environment for developing, supporting and promoting entrepreneurs; with an emphasis on those pursuing innovative technology and job creation.

Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center

MREIC’s vision is to help small businesses grow and succeed. We work with businesses one-on-one to determine their business needs and provide individualized services. We assist clients in the areas of start-up, marketing, finance, and technology commercialization.