Commerce, U.S. Department of, St. Louis
The primary federal government agency offering export development programs for small business. An agency of the Commerce Department, the U.S. Commercial Service has a global network of trade experts in 107 offices across the U.S. and 161 more in 83 countries worldwide. Last year, we helped U.S. businesses generate export sales worth more than $23 billion.

8235 Forsyth Blvd., Ste. 520
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-425-3302
Fax: 314-425-3381

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal agency charged with enforcing employment laws regarding race, sex, color, natural origin, religion, age or disability. Laws include: Title VII of Civil Rights of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, and the American Disabilities Act.

Robert A. Young Bldg.
1222 Spruce, Rm 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-539-7943
Fax: 314-539-7893

General Services Administration (GSA)
Provides counseling on current bidding opportunities with the federal government and the Department of Defense; downloading solicitations from FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities for federal agencies and the military); online registrations (including the automated Vendor Notification Service for nationwide and regional procurement for GSA, and all other federal agencies and the military.

Office of Business and Support Services
1500 E. Bannister Rd., Rm. 1161
Kansas City, MO 64131-3088
Phone: 816-926-7016/816-926-7203
Fax: 816-823-1167

Illinois Dept. of Central Management Services
The State of Illinois purchases a vast number of commodities and equipment for use by state agencies and local governments. Businesses wishing to do business with the state are encouraged to apply for qualification as an approved vendor and to bid on the items they can supply. Visit website for details on how to do business with Illinois and the Small Business Set-Aside Program.

401 South Spring, Ste. 801
Springfield, IL 62706-4100
Phone: 217-557-5695

Illinois Dept. of Transportation
IDOT contracting opportunities include statewide highway, bridge, road and airport construction-related services, professional consultant services, material supply, equipment rental and trucking services. The Bureau of Small Business Enterprises is responsible for administering the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
Phone: 217-782-7820

Illinois Dept. of Transportation DBE Resource Center
Provides assistance to disadvantaged business enterprises in the areas of management, technical, technology, finance and bonding, job training, and employment utilization. Provides supportive services at no cost to IDOT DBE-certified firms and those firms applying for DB certification with the State of Illinois.

225 N. 9th St.
East St. Louis, IL 62201
Phone: 618-583-2213

Internal Revenue Service
Sponsors small and home-based business workshops. An employment-tax workshop is offered for small-business owners who have employees. Goal is to inform small-business owners of their tax-filing requirements when they enter business, and provide them with the tax information they need as their businesses expand and grow.

1122 Town & Country Commons Dr.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-612-4002

Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Quality
Information, education, assistance and training are provided to small businesses, local governments, agricultural owners and operators and the general public in order to make them aware of and instruct them as to how to comply with environmental laws and regulations. An information clearinghouse is available for environmental issues.

P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 800-361-4827
Fax: 573-526-5808

Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources, Energy Center
A nonregulatory state agency that works to protect the environment and stimulate the economy through energy efficiency and renewable energy resources and techniques. The Energy Center collects energy data, gives technical and financial assistance for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects, supports market research and demonstration projects that promote clean energy sources and technologies, and more.

P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-2254
Fax: 573-751-6860

Missouri Dept. of Revenue, Division of Taxation & Collection
Responsible for sales tax, vendor's use tax, consumer's tax , withholding tax, unemployment tax, tire fee, corporate income/franchise tax . The Department of Revenue and Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Employment Security has established online registration to help get businesses started.

301 West High St., Rm 330
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-4450

Missouri Dept. of Transportation - Division of Motor Carrier Services
Information is provided to startup businesses in the filing of proper application forms, adherence to rules and regulations of the State of Missouri and compliance with Division procedures. The outreach programs educate the public on rules and regulations pertaining to the hauling of hazardous materials and the safety requirements of the state and federal transportation regulations.

P.O. Box 893
1320 Creek Trail Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-522-9001
Fax: 573-751-4354

Missouri Dept. of Transportation - Office of External Civil Rights (ECR)
Dedicated to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and committed to the utilization of eligible DBE firms on MoDOT contracts. For more information and to request a certification application, please call or contact by email.

1617 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-751-6801
Fax: 573-526-0558

Missouri Div. of Professional Registration
Licenses qualified professionals by examination and evaluation of minimum competency; enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules; encourages economic development by being partners with existing small businesses.

P.O. Box 1335
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-0293

Missouri Div. of Purchasing & Material Management
Responsible for the procurement of all state required supplies, materials, equipment and professional or general services except for those agencies exempted by law. The Office of Supplier & Workforce Diversity Program provides assistance for minority- and women-owned enterprises interested in state procurement.

301 West High, Rm. 630
Jefferson City, Mo 65102-0809
Phone: 573-751-2387

Missouri Secretary of State
Responsible for collecting, compiling, storing and publishing a variety of state documents including: registered business names, corporate annual reports. Is responsible for the registration of all Missouri and out-of-state business entities doing business in Missouri. 

P.O. Box 778
600 W. Main St., Rm. 322
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-4153
Fax: 573-751-5841

Missouri Treasurer's Office
The BIG Linked Deposit Program enables a borrowed to receive a below-market interest rate on a loan made by a participating Missouri financial institution.

P.O. Box 210
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-2372
Fax: 573-751-9443

National Federation of Independent Business, Missouri
Provides small and independent businesses with timely information regarding legislative proposals at state and federal levels, as well as providing mechanism to voice opinions on these issues.

308 E. High St., Ste. 110
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-7660
Fax: 573-636-7010

National Nuclear Security Administration, Kansas City Plant, Office of Business Partnerships
Supports U.S. industrial companies in the areas of research and development and prototype fabrication on technically challenging projects. The Kansas City Plant has various programs to give access to federal technology to small business.

P.O. Box 419159
Dept. R52, MS-SOC4
Kansas City, MO 64141-6159
Phone: 816-997-2605
Fax: 816-997-4094

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Illinois
Assist existing business owners in doing business with federal, state, and local governments. The Centers provide general procurement counseling, access to bid specifications, assistance in identifying government markets, help in reviewing bid packages and also provide information about contract administration and other contracting assistance services, and many other services.

620 E. Adams St.
Springfield, Il 62701
Phone: 217-557-7808
Fax: 217-524-0171

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Missouri (MO PTAC)
Assists businesses, including small, disadvantaged and women-owned firms, in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.

100 North Tucker, Ste. 530
St. Louis, Mo 63101
Phone: 314-621-3888
Fax: 314-621-9871

Small Business Administration (SBA)
See U. S. Small Business Administration

St. Charles City - Department of Economic Development
Over 7 million sq. ft. of new commercial space constructed in City of St. Charles in the past 8 years, the fastest growing county in the metropolitan area. Twelve to 15 new businesses open in St. Charles on a monthly basis. New Convention Center complex; Ameristar Casino expansion of $150 million; new town is building 6000 new homes. St. Charles has a place for you!

200 N. 2nd St., Ste. 300
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-949-3231
Fax: 636-949-3267

St. Louis Development Corp., Business Assistance Center
A "One-Stop Shop" and assistance for new or expanding businesses for occupancy permits and licenses required to do business in the City of St. Louis.

St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
An inter-governmental organization dedicated to expanding waste-reduction and recycling in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County, Mo. Publishes a guide to reduce waste and improve profit titled "Less is More," which is available at no charge.

7525 Sussex Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
Phone: 314-645-6753
Fax: 314-645-6504

Trade Information Center
Information on federal export assistance programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., NW, R-TIC Stop
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: 800-872-8723
Fax: 202-482-4473
Website: http://

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
A non-profit membership organization representing the unified interests of U.S. business before Congress, government agencies, and the courts. Website includes "Small Business Toolkits" with answers to help run your business and "Small Business Issues" with tools and information needed to help companies be effective advocates for issues impacting businesses.

1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Phone: 202-659-6000

U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration
The federal agency responsible for the administration of the National Apprenticeship System. Assists companies in establishing apprenticeship and training programs to train their employees. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits.

Office of Apprenticeship
1222 Spruce Street, Rm 9.102E
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-539-2522, Ext. 4
Fax: 314-539-3035

U.S. GPO Access
Service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the federal government. 

Mail Stop: IDCC
732 N. Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20401
Phone: 866-512-1800
Fax: 202-512-2104

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Promotes the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for inventors, for limited times, the exclusive right to their respective discoveries. Website is dedicated to small businesses and protecting their intellectual property, both in the U.S. and abroad.

USPTO Contact Center (UCC), Crystal
PO Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
Phone: 800-786-9199
Fax: 571-273-8300

U.S. Small Business Administration - Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Created to help non-profit, grassroots organizations learn about and access SBA-backed programs and loans. SBA is prepared to reach out and educate faith-based and community organizations about SBA programs and to ensure that these groups have equal access to the services.

200 N. Broadway, Ste. 1500
St. Louis, Mo 63102
Phone: 314-539-6600, ext. 252

U.S. Small Business Administration - St. Louis
Programs can assist you with every aspect of starting and growing your business, from developing a business plan to obtaining financing, from marketing products and services to managing your company. Offers management assistance, business planning, financing, access to federal contracts, and much more. Operates e-Business Center which includes computer lab-library and distance learning classroom.

200 N. Broadway, Ste. 1500
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-539-6600
Fax: 314-539-3785

U.S. Small Business Administration Government Contracting
SBAÆs computerized inventory of U.S. small businesses that are interested in federal procurement opportunities, either directly with the government or with prime contractors. Federal agencies and large prime contractors use PRO-Net as a resource in identifying small businesses for procurement opportunities.

323 W. 8th St., Ste. 501 Lucas Place
Government Contracting
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-374-6815 ext. 291
Fax: 816-374-6815

U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
Researches pertinent issues, develops policy and legislation and monitors their effects. Also produces numerous publications, including an annual report to Congress, The State of Small Business: A Report to the President, as well as technical books, and statistical and economic reports.

409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 202-205-6533

Union Development Corp.
The City of Union works in partnership with the Union Development Corporation (UDC) to foster local industrial development. The UDC offers financial and technical assistance to potential firms and markets industrial property within the city limits. The city works with all interested commercial and residential developers to facilitate their move to and/or growth in Union.

500 E. Locust St.
Union, MO 63084
Phone: 636-583-3600
Fax: 636-583-4091

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