Resources

Miami County’s leaders are committed to providing a balanced approach to economic development supported by cooperative planning. An emerging region, Miami County’s central location provides access to resources, transportation and workers.

When all you want to do is make your new business dream come true, wading through the list of available business resources can be time consuming and confusing. Contact the Miami County Economic Development Office for confidential assistance with help cutting through the options and clarifying which programs best fit your needs.

Local Chambers of Commerce
Local City Halls

Business Development Assistance

  • Certified Development Companies - These nonprofit groups assist businesses by developing loan packages that meet the financial need of a project. These packages often contain more than one source of project funding, thus providing the small business customer with the best combination of rates and terms possible.
  • First Stop Clearinghouse - Serves as a link between business owners and resources available through state government and provides a central point of contact to streamline the business-startup process. A NetWork Kansas referral coordinator will connect you with resources within the state that are involved in all aspects of starting a business, including legal structure, employment, taxes, licensing, and some federal requirements.
  • Kansas Business Center - Provides information and links for Kansas businesses, and allows you to complete some filings and registrations online.
  • Kansas Department of Commerce - The Kansas Department of Commerce offers a variety of options to help new and expanding businesses, ranging from direct financial assistance to technical and educational support. The department also helps entrepreneurs meet licensing requirements, works with clients to identify incentives appropriate for business expansion, and helps assess communities from a business perspective.
  • Kansas Department of Revenue - The state office responsible for tax registrations, licensing, property valuation, sales tax, and exemptions.
  • Kansas Secretary of State - Corporations in Kansas are able to file and search their official corporate documents on line.
  • Kansas Small Business Development Center - Works to increase economic prosperity in Kansas by helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their businesses through professional consulting, training, and resources.
  • KCSourceLink - A network of 140 nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services for small businesses, KCSourceLink helps link these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and startup small businesses throughout the region. Assistance is provided in four main areas: technical, education, financial, and marketing.
  • SCORE - Volunteers for Score are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Created to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the nation’s overall economy, the SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. They have an online portal for businesses looking for an SBA lender, SBA LINC. Information is entered once then shared with multiple banks who respond to applicants within two business days.