We believe that best way to create jobs and grow our economy in Atchison County is through existing business expansion and small business startups.
Grow Your Business
One of the best ways to help your business is to market your product or service. ACDC created our searchable, up to date Business Directory to enable potential customers to find you quickly.
ACDC also developed the Business Improvement Grant program in 2013, designed to encourage growth and development of Atchison County businesses. Details on this grant are determined every December, with applications being accepted the following April. Learn more about the BI Grant program here (link to more info).
Start Your Business
ACDC works closely with Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation to ensure that individuals in our county have access to free, confidential, one-on-one business coaching. We'll be glad to connect you with Keli Morris, NWMEF Facilitator, for help thinking through how to get started, how to structure your business, how to best market your project or anything else that might benefit from some assistance. We also maintain strong relationships with regional and state resources such as the Small Business and Technology Development Center, an excellent resource for business analysis and consulting, and Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, that can help businesses secure government contracts. For links to more partners and resources, click here.
Please also refer to the Business Startup Resources section at right, which includes information on writing a business plan, registering your business, and other pertinent steps.