Hispanic Economic Development Corporation

HEDC offers start-up and business operating counseling, business plan development, marketing plan development, micro lending, and computer classes.


HEDC has provided technical assistance to current and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Kansas City metropolitan area since 1993. The program’s services and activities begin with an individual participating in a one-on-one assessment with an experienced HEDC business counselor. Because each client’s situation is unique, HEDC provides technical assistance on a case management basis. The counselor and individual(s) discuss in detail the different areas of starting, sustaining or growing a business. This may include business planning, finance/accounting assistance, licensing and permits, legal/insurance issues, location assistance, marketing, loan packaging preparation, and assistance with the Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Certification process.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Issues of the Hispanic Business Community
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Business Plan Training
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Consulting
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding

Legal Services

  • Entity Formation


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development Strategy
  • Pricing

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting

Regulatory Compliance

  • Licenses
  • Permits


  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Statements
  • Home-Based Business
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
  • Business Management

Nonprofit Development

  • Technical Services
Contact Information
Michael Carmona
2130 Jefferson St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-6458