Enterprise Center in Johnson County
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 350B
Fairway KS 66205
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 438-2282
Fax 913- 888-6928
Mission Statement
The Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC) is a non-profit organization that connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow and scale. We select local entrepreneurs in their early stages of development and provide them with support, financial education, mentoring, consulting and affordable work space to position them for venture development and commercialization. Our mission is to stimulate business creation and employment throughout the Kansas City region by providing resources and services to early stage, high-return, high-growth companies. Through the Women's Business Center (WBC), ECJC provides services to advance the success of women business owners resulting in stronger entrepreneurial economy. ECJC also manages the Mid-America Angel network that has invested more than $12M of equity funding into 30 companies since 2006.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. George Hansen
Board Chair Mr. Rudy Beese
Board Chair Company Affiliation SNR Denton US LLP
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1995
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement The Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC) is a non-profit organization that connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow and scale. We select local entrepreneurs in their early stages of development and provide them with support, financial education, mentoring, consulting and affordable work space to position them for venture development and commercialization. Our mission is to stimulate business creation and employment throughout the Kansas City region by providing resources and services to early stage, high-return, high-growth companies. Through the Women's Business Center (WBC), ECJC provides services to advance the success of women business owners resulting in stronger entrepreneurial economy. ECJC also manages the Mid-America Angel network that has invested more than $12M of equity funding into 30 companies since 2006.
Background Statement
  • 1988: Task Force created by Dr. Charles Carlson, President of Johnson County Community College
  • 1989: Developed concept of a business incubator to provide high-growth potential companies and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow their businesses
  • 1994: Concept approved by Johnson County Board of Commissioners for ten years starting FY 1995
  • 1995: Established ECJC at Southlake Business Park
  • 1996: Moved to 9875 Widmer Road, Lenexa
  • 1998: Kessinger Consulting Associates named manager of center
  • 1999: Name changed from JoCo Business TechCenter to Enterprise Center of Johnson County
  • 2000: Applied for and received funding from U.S. Small Business Administration to establish Kansas Women's Business Center. Sandy Licata was appointed KWBC Executive Director
  • 2002: ECJC and KWBC relocated to expanded facilities at 8527 Bluejacket, Lenexa, KS
  • 2004: Sherry Turner appointed KWBC Executive Director to replace Sandy Licata
  • 2005: Kessinger Consulting replaced by full-time president and CEO, Joel Wiggins
  • 2006: Established Mid-America Angels network
  • 2008: Established the Women’s Capital Connection, the nation’s 8th angel network focused primarily on women-led businesses. 
  • 2009: Attracted the National Business Incubation Association annual meetings to Kansas City and first MAA exit - Rush Tracking Systems
  • 2011: Second MAA exit - Zave acquired by Google
  • 2012: Creation of the ECJC student internship program, partnered with Justine Petersen to support the KWBC Microloan program and another MAA exit
  • 2015: Moved to 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS, 66205 
  • 2016: Founded Growth Mentoring Service, served first cohort of entrepreneurs and recruited mentors
  • 2017: Won $150,000 grant from US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency to support growth of local seed fund, the Fountain Innovation Fund, for entrepreneurs. Won $475,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation to start the Kansas Entrepreneurs' Policy Network.
  • 2018: Won a Leadership Transformation Grant from the Kansas Leadership Center, as well as a $440,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation to continue the Growth Mentoring Service program. 
Impact Statement
In 2016, 468 entrepreneurs engaged with ECJC either in attending workshops, participating as mentees, pitching to the Mid-America Angels investment network, as tenants, or through coaching with ECJC staff.  
In 2017, the Enterprise Center in Johnson County debuted its Growth Mentoring Service (GMS), a team-based mentoring program that connects experienced entrepreneurs with a team of skilled volunteer mentors to provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching. 
2017 also marked the launch of an entrepreneur boot camp, which is aimed at providing entrepreneurs who have participated in accelerator programs but still need to secure investment funding with the tools and networks to best do so. Of the companies which have participated in this boot camp, 35.7% have gone on to successfully raise a seed round of funding.
In September 2017, the Enterprise Center won a competitive grant worth $150,000 from the Economic Development Agency to support the creation of a seed fund program for Kansas City entrepreneurs. The seed fund, the Fountain Innovation Fund, will raise capital and replenish itself through philanthropic donations and intends to invest in early stage companies looking for between $50,000 and $150,000 in investment.
 In 2018, the Enterprise Center in Johnson County grew its Growth Mentoring Service. In its two years of operation, GMS has engaged over 80 local mentors and more than 25 regional companies, helping these companies scale, acquire capital, and create jobs.
The investor-led bootcamp, Pitch Perfect, engaged 24 companies throughout 2018. Of the 28 total companies who have participated in this bootcamp, 10 of them have secured funding post-bootcamp. 
2018 was also the first year of operation for the Kansas Entrepreneurs Policy Network (KEPN), an effort resulting from philanthropic funding secured from the Kauffman Foundation in late 2017. In 2018, KEPN has engaged more than 60 policymakers and 250 entrepreneurs in conversations about entrepreneurship across the state. 
The Enterprise Center is also an active member in Kansas City’s startup community, helping organize events such as Global Entrepreneurship Week, KC Techweek, and others.
Needs Statement Raise $250,000 from external sources. Grow mentor and mentee company numbers in the mentoring program. Raise $25,000 to continue offering the Pitch Perfect investment bootcamp. Hold 4 targeted bootcamps for entrepreneurs. Raise $2 million in philanthropic capital for the Fountain Innovation Fund by January 1, 2020. Expand Mid America Angel Network portfolio by at least 15 companies in 2019. 
Service Categories
Economic Development
Small Business Development
Business and Industry
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement The Enterprise Center of Johnson County has for 20+ years fostered the development of promising early-stage companies in the Kansas City region. Over the past 20 years, companies that have interacted with ECJC have created over 2,000 jobs and leveraged more than $261 million in capital. The Women’s Business Center provides high-level consulting, education, microloans and assessments for emerging and growing women-owned businesses. Mid-America Angels—a network of more than 90 accredited investors that provides capital to high-growth companies. Since its launch in 2006, the network has financed thirty companies with $12M. The ECJC Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members that can serve a maximum of two 3-year terms. Its members are successful entrepreneurs, investors, and large company executives. The board has a special director that represents the center’s primary funding source - Johnson County Board of Commissioners. The Center’s long-time government funding source is generous and supportive. Under ECJC's President & CEO, George Hansen, the Center is developing additional private sources of funding that will diversify and expand its base so it can accomplish even more to develop the region’s burgeoning life science, high-tech, and clean tech industry sectors. Other large funding sources will match your gift up to $150,000. We welcome your partnership to help ECJC build the next generation of significant employers in our region.
Description Provides mentoring, business coaching, educational programming, connections, community, and office space for high-growth early-stage companies.
Category Community Development, General/Other Business Promotion
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success Mid-America Angels measures its success in the number of companies served and their outcomes. This includes tracking the number of companies assisted, their revenues generated, their employees hired, investments made, workshop participants. Success of bootcamps, educational programs, and GMS is measured by net promoter score, feedback on a biannual survey, as well as long-term metrics of capital leveraged/revenue/jobs created. 
Long-Term Success Economic development for Johnson County specifically and the Greater Kansas City area generally. Help develop companies that create wealth and generate new jobs in the region.
Program Success Monitored By ECJC measures the success of the Mid-America Angel Investment network through client interactions, project completion, and quarterly client surveys. Program success for educational and mentoring programs is measured through biannual surveys, net promoter scores, and personalized feedback. 
Examples of Program Success Companies who have engaged with ECJC have leveraged over $154MM in capital, generated more than $125MM in revenue, and created or maintained 2900 jobs in the region. In the future, we hope to engage with more companies to help them create jobs and wealth across the region. Our educational and mentoring programs have received a cumulative net promoter score of more than 9.1/10, indicating a high level of satisfaction with our programs and service to our target population. 
Description Programs are designed to support women as they launch and grow their businesses. Services offered are training, mentoring, business consultation, and networking opportunities. All programs are offered at a discount to all participants.
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Economic Development
Population Served Females
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
  • New client numbers
  • New accomplished women business owners as clients
  • Revenues 
  • Women of Influence event attendance 
  • General publicity
Long-Term Success
  • Number of jobs created 
  • Annual revenues of clients 
  • Assisting women entrepreneurs in attaining over $1 Million in annual revenues. 
  • Economic development for Johnson County and metropolitan community 
  • Number of new businesses started
Program Success Monitored By
  • Annual Client surveys 
  • Program evaluations 
  • Focus group feedback 
  • Advisory Board 
Examples of Program Success Have exceeded all SBA reporting requirement goals since 2000 inception. Over 2,000 clients assisted. Above 95% satisfaction rating on evaluations and surveys.
Description Introduces promising early-stage entrepreneurial growth businesses to accredited angel investors with the purpose of building successful companies with significant investment returns. MAA also has begun to grow through regional chapters in nearby cities, including St. Joseph, Topeka, and Manhattan. MAA currently has 161 members throughout these chapters and continues to grow its membership and investment in the region. 
Category Community Development, General/Other Regional Economic Development
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed No
Short-Term Success 169 companies applied for funding in 2018. Investors have invested $2.5MM in 11 companies in the year of 2018. Two portfolio companies had exit events in 2018. 
Long-Term Success Long term financial success of high-growth companies, significant return on investment for angel investors, culture of entrepreneurial development in the region.
Program Success Monitored By Quarterly reporting of investment metrics to Board of Directors.
Examples of Program Success As of November 30, 2018: 161 angels in the network, and $29M invested since launch in March 2006.
Description Modeled after the highly recognized MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the Enterprise Center’s Growth Mentoring Service connects entrepreneurs with a team of skilled volunteer mentors. The Growth Mentoring Service uses a group approach, where a lead mentor coordinates a team of three to four mentors to meet with the entrepreneur and/or their team at least once a quarter to provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching. The Enterprise Center staff matches mentors to entrepreneurs based on the mentor’s experience in the entrepreneur’s area of need and the level of a mentor’s enthusiasm in the entrepreneur’s business. The goals of the Enterprise Center’s Growth Mentoring Service are to reach early-stage businesses with high-growth potential and provide a holistic mentoring experience that ultimately results in more successful new businesses.
Category Community Development, General/Other Small & Minority Business Development Programs
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The program has been remarkably successful in just its initial months. The first cohorts to have participated in the Growth Mentoring Service have consistently praised it, collectively giving the program a Net Promoter Score over 9. Qualitative feedback from entrepreneurs has also been positive, with individuals appreciating the time, attention, and direction that the team of mentors provides. Companies in the program have also seen tangible success in the growth of their companies. Four companies from the first cohort have annual revenues over $1 million, and six have more than 15 employees. Other metrics of success include organic growth of the program through referrals, both of companies and mentors, jointly created revenue projections, annual revenue growth of over 10%, and continued interaction between the entrepreneur and a mentor after the conclusion of the Growth Mentoring Service. 
Long-Term Success The Growth Mentoring Service is designed to be an indispensable part of the ECJC's portfolio of entrepreneur education. We expect this program to continue to grow, and cycle through cohorts multiple times per year. In an ideal world, the Growth Mentoring Service would be one of many stepping stones that businesses could take to make leaps from a company with potential to one that realizes that potential. The Growth Mentoring Service could be one way businesses are introduced to the investor community, especially at the angel investor level. ECJC has also considered opening up entry into the Growth mentoring service to even earlier-stage companies in the future, as well as developing "graduation criteria" to help companies transition to formal and sustainable governance structures.
Program Success Monitored By Program success is measured in a variety of ways. In the first year, the program has outpaced projected applications from entrepreneurs by over 150%. The entrepreneurs are asked throughout the Growth Mentoring Service to provide feedback on the program in the form of Net Promoter Scores, which have been collectively quite positive. The growth of the companies that participate in the Growth Mentoring Service is also another important metrics for success of the program ECJC staff measures revenue growth, employment growth, as well as any additional investments a company may receive during and after the Growth Mentoring Service.  
Examples of Program Success Companies in the Growth Mentoring Service have seen a great deal of success. Four of the companies in the initial cohort have annual revenues in excess of $1 million, and six companies employ more than 15 people. As well, companies have provided qualitative feedback describing the usefulness of the mentoring approach and the content matter experts.
Description With a focus on longevity, the Fountain Innovation Fund is an opportunity to build a self-sustaining resource that will identify, foster and support the next generation of Kansas City enterprises with capital and support. The Fund is a data-driven response to a gap in startup seed funding addressing economic drivers including quality job growth and regional competitiveness. It brings a unique approach to driving entrepreneurship while offering longevity and returns that will benefit our community into many years to come. The fund uses tax-deductible donations to make investments in early stage companies and reinvests returns to create an evergreen capital resource for growing Kansas City companies. To underscore its status as a community-focused effort, the fund will make investments with priority given to the 15 counties comprising the greater Kansas City metro area. By providing capital and support to promising start-ups, this will accelerate their success and grow quality jobs.
Category Community Development, General/Other Regional Economic Development
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Upon finalizing the first tranche of philanthropic donations, the Fountain Innovation Fund plans to begin investing in promising early-stage companies in early 2019. The Fund will wrap services around these companies leveraging the ECJC’s 20+-year experience in educating and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs. ECJC programming includes an MIT-affiliated mentor program (Growth Mentoring Service) and targeted boot camps to focus on critical entrepreneurial pain points. The Fund will collect and evaluate metrics for funded companies including revenue, additional capital raised, job creation, patent application status, and founding team demographics. While supporting funded companies, we will continually be evaluating new companies for investment.

Long-Term Success

Informed by similar models operating across the country, the Fountain Innovation Fund is an evergreen fund, positioned to yield benefit to Kansas City far into the future. Based on the long-term performance of similar funds in Boston, Cleveland, and Milwaukee, we estimate that fund’s investments will conservatively leverage $40M in additional capital, create 2750 jobs, and generate $192M in payroll. An impact of this scale elevates Kansas City as a regional competitor for not only capital, but also for educated talent. This injection of capital and services happens at a point in the regional continuum where no organized capital currently exist. The Funding will accelerate early stage company growth and create high-quality jobs.

Program Success Monitored By

The ECJC’s Board of Directors will provide critical evaluation and oversight of the Fund. The Managing Director will lead fund day-to-day management and performance. Investment decisions will be made by an independent investment committee, consisting of the Managing Director, Rick Vaughn, Kip Wiggins, and five additional individuals with deep early stage investing experience. Data on companies will be tracked via surveys to monitor performance and growth. These data will be used to inform the fund’s future activities.

Examples of Program Success

The Fountain Innovation Fund is the first of its kind in Kansas City, but is informed by models widely used across the country. The Fund’s structure and operations are closely modeled after funds used in Boston (MassVentures), Cleveland (JumpStart), and Milwaukee (Bright Star) for 40+ years to accelerate their local innovation ecosystems. Collectively, these funds have leveraged almost $3B in capital, created more than 18,000 jobs, and have had an economic impact of more than $5.6B. Of these models, two were capitalized with state-level support (MassVentures and JumpStart). However, Bright Star, was capitalized with $8.8M in philanthropic donations and grants and has invested $6M into 40 companies in the past four years. Our region, which lacks in large-scale government funding to support innovation, looks to philanthropic support to bridge high-potential companies from a proven concept through commercial viability. The Fountain Innovation Fund will leverage charitable contributions to bridge this critical gap and to build businesses, grow jobs and secure our communities regional competitiveness.

CEO Comments
We are beginning to coalesce of the ECJC as a Venture Development Organization. As such it sits with a unique role in the region, assisting the best innovators in refining their platforms, with the specific purpose of obtaining significant funding to commercialize and grow. Our assets of the MAA and our team combine to make us singularity capable of doing this. 
We continue to be collaborative and associate across business models and geography, attracting the best and brightest to work with us and plant their feet in our backyard. 
The new SEC rules on general solicitation from the JOBS act bring a new set of challenges and opportunities for both entrepreneurs and investors. We are collaborating with the Angel Capital Association and area accelerators to educate and prepare entrepreneurs and investors for these changes. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. George Hansen
Term Start June 2013
Experience George Hansen joined the ECJC team in June 2013. Most recently, George was CEO of Zave Network, an online commerce company where he led the company through an acquisition by Google. He has also worked as a director of TGP Investments, CEO-level leadership roles at Midwest-based Corporate Lodging and CARSTAR. George has also held senior positions at Thorn EMI, PLC, Denny's Inc. and Wendy's International.

Mr. Hansen has more than 30 years experience managing businesses in multiple industries in both North America and Europe. In addition to managing for exceptional growth he has also been principally involved in a variety of transaction types, including acquisitions, de-mergers and exits in both the public and private markets.

A graduate of the University of Maine, George also holds a certificate in Management from Columbia University.
Former CEOs
Joe KessingerJune 1998 - June 2005
Joel WigginsJune 2005 - June 2013
Senior Staff
Title VP Business Development
Experience/Biography Rick Vaughn joined the Enterprise Center of Johnson County in January 2006 as Vice President of Business Development. The Enterprise Center provides business assistance services to nearly 20 clients in the high-tech, biotech, and service industries. Prior to joining the Enterprise Center, Rick was co-founder and COO of Inventive Play, LLC, a direct marketer of products for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Before that, he was general manager of Allied Products, Inc., the start-up gift division of a diversified manufacturing company. Rick also has extensive business development and mergers and acquisitions experience from positions he held at Hallmark.com and Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Title VP Finance & Admin

Angela began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young. Her career has also included corporate roles at Sprint and as Chief Financial Officer for the Casualty Product Line of GE Insurance Solutions Global Finance Division. She also served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for TranSystems, a transportation consulting firm headquartered in Kansas City.

Angela then moved to focus her career on supporting the not-for-profit industry serving as Chief Financial Officer of Community Living Opportunities and ultimately joined Enterprise Center of Johnson County in January of 2016.

She received an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s of business degree with a concentration in Finance from Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

Title VP of Strategy and Economic Development

Melissa Roberts is the VP of Strategy and Economic Development at the Enterprise Center of Johnson County and the President of Free State Strategy Group LLC. She has worked at the nexus of politics, marketing and community organizing for a decade.

After running political campaigns in Boston, Melissa joined DCI Group, where she advised Fortune 100 clients on public affairs, advocacy and CSR strategies. Most recently, Melissa served as Executive Director of the Partnership for Technology Innovation, where she worked to connect the startup community with policymakers in Kansas City and across the Silicon Prairie. Melissa currently serves as a 1 Million Cups Kansas City Community Organizer. Melissa is an alumna of Boston College and a Johnson County native. 

Paid Full-Time Staff 8
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 150
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 6
Male 2
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
MAMTC, Greater KC Chamber, Missouri Women's Business Center, SBA, Johnson County Community College SBDC, KUMC, Bloch School, First Step Fund, UMKC, Missouri SBDC, KCSourcelink, Network KS, Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, One KC, KC Area Development Council , StartupKC, Digital Sandbox KC, SparkLab KC, Kansas City Startup Village  
Outstanding Incubator Graduate Company of the Year - Rhythm EngineeringNational Business Incubation Association2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments ECJC is managed by CEO & President, George Hansen. The Center has five full-time employees. The center is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors elected for three year terms. The Center is a 501(C)3 nonprofit entity.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Rudy Beese
Company Affiliation SNR Denton US LLP
Term Jan 2018 to Jan 2020
Board Members
Mr. Rudy BeeseSNR Denton US LLP
Ms. Mary BirchLathrop and Gage, LLP
Mr. John BrandmeyerBrandmeyer Enterprises
Mr. David CookUniversity of Kansas Edwards Campus
Ms Patty CorcoranBlack & Veatch
Mr. Ed EilertJohnson County Commission
Ms. Angela HurtVeracity Consulting
Mr. Mike MaddoxCrossFirst Bank
Mr. Jay MeschkeCBIZ Human Capital Services
Mr. Wayne MorganGrowth Mentoring Service
Mr. Paul MorrisBardavon Health Innovations
Mr. Davyeon RossShotTracker
Mr. Ryan SprottGreat Range Capital
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 70%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Advisory Board Members
Mr. Ed EilertJohnson County Board of County Commissioners
CEO Comments ECJC is managed by CEO & President, George Hansen. The Center has eight full-time employees. The center is governed by a 8-member Board of Directors elected for three year terms. The Center is a 501(C)3 nonprofit entity.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $953,504
Projected Expenses $905,403
Form 990s
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$832,175$818,113$879,313
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4,777$3,046$968
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind----$74,802
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,382,160$1,316,701$1,205,650
Administration Expense$141,865$122,251$107,281
Fundraising Expense$13,576$12,097$8,740
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.500.791.36
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$2,075,220$890,817$1,064,692
Current Assets$2,005,713$798,467$953,240
Long-Term Liabilities$6,440$5,155$2,700
Current Liabilities$602,177$193,939$59,206
Total Net Assets$1,466,603$691,723$1,002,786
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.334.1216.10
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%1%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments We have been fortunate to have the ongoing support of Johnson County; however we have consistently performed for them, helping to generate nearly 1,100 jobs. It is imperative for us to have a financial reserve if we are to attract clients and management who rely on the ECJC to support them with their start-up business. We have also diversified our funding beyond the county to include the Kauffman Foundation, the US Small Business Administration, The Mid-America Angels network, and others. All of these funders have been pleased with our performance, however we cannot rely on government and Kauffman funding forever. It is our plan to expand our funding base. Currently we earn 30% of our budget from our clients. We also have the potential to earn significant more if the equity of one of clients becomes valuable. We have also initiated campaigns to raise community money from organizations that recognize the long-term importance of economic development organizations. We are also increasing our program offerings with fee for services. We have also initiated an annual fundraiser that we hope to build each year for branding in the community in addition to operation funds. We have initiated a board fundraising committee to work on a long term strategy solution.
Other Documents
Organization Name Enterprise Center in Johnson County
Address 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 350B
Fairway, KS 66205
Primary Phone (913) 438-2282
Contact Email ecjc@ecjc.com
CEO/Executive Director Mr. George Hansen
Board Chair Mr. Rudy Beese
Board Chair Company Affiliation SNR Denton US LLP
Year of Incorporation 1995