Promote your business through business
associations and community service


The success of your business goes hand in hand with the success of the community you serve. Your time and efforts to develop strong business alliances and serve in the community will help you achieve your goals. The Kansas City region has hundreds of business associations and community service programs you may choose to support, and each may serve your needs in a unique manner. Partners of the Business Customer Service Center to consider include: the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Mo.; the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City, Mo.; the Downtown Council; MainCor; and the Truman Road Corridor Association, among many others.

Index of resources, associations and partnerships

LOCAL
Asian Chamber of Commerce
Black Chamber of Commerce
The Builders' Association
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Council
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
Justine Petersen
Kansas City Small and Home Business Connection
Main Street Corridor Development Corporation
MidAmerica Minority Business Development Council
Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (UMKC)
Minority Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City
Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Northland Neighborhoods, Inc.
Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce
South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Southtown Council
UMKC Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic
Women's Business Center
Women's Employment Network

REGIONAL
Jackson County
Heartland Procurement Technical Assistance Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Henry Bloch School of Business and Public Administration
Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
Mid-America Regional Council, Research Services Department
Platte County Economic Development Corporation
Clay County Economic Development Corporation
Kansas City Area Development Council

STATE
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Missouri Business Development Program
Missouri Enterprise
University of Missouri-Kansas City Small Business and Technology Development Center
University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School

NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL
National Association of Women Business Owners, Kansas City Chapter
National Association of Women in Construction, Kansas City
National Federation of Independent Business Kansas Missouri
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office General Information Services Division
International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City