Downtown is transforming into a creative crossroads that beckons some of the best minds in America. From start-ups to industry leaders, from high tech to high touch, we are actively engaging creative, innovative entrepreneurs who want to connect to the energy of Downtown.

According to a recent inventory by the Downtown Council, there are over 400 “brain-powered” or creative businesses in Downtown KC. The concentration of these businesses provides a fertile foundation for the mixture of information technology businesses and creative organizations to germinate new ideas and IT applications.

Click on the map below to learn more about creative businesses in Downtown Kansas City.

This map represents a snapshot in time; businesses are constantly coming, going and changing in Downtown Kansas City. Additionally, each business is only listed once by its primary industry code. The listings are based on publicly available information. If you have questions, comments or additions, please contact Ann Holliday,, or use the form below to suggest a new business listing.