New Services for Area Businesses Now Available


Jackson County Extension now provides new and existing businesses assistance to help them start and grow their operations. The Jackson County Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is based within MU Extension’s offices at 1600 Coronado Drive in Blue Springs, Missouri.  The SBTDC is part of a statewide network of Centers known as the Missouri Business Development Program (www.missouribusiness.net). The Jackson County Center is already working with over 30 local entities with free one-on-one business counseling / coaching services.

Training Courses Being Offered:

July 14 5:30-7:30pm The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

August 5 - 9:00am-12:00pm How to Start a Business

August 5 - 1:00-4:00pm The Basics of Writing a Business Plan


Jeff Samborski serve’s as Jackson County Extension’s first Business Development Specialist and coordinates efforts at the SBTDC. Samborski brings over 25 years of economic development and business management experience.  For more information including potential scholarships that may be available, call Jeff Samborski at 816-252-5051 or e-mail him at samborskij@missouri.edu.