The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will give the University of Missouri-Kansas City $5 million to support a new Free Enterprise Center on the university’s Volker Campus.
The donation will support a new $14.8 million building to be built on the site of a vacant building, located at 215 Volker Blvd. in Kansas City, that will ultimately house the center. The new building will provide the critically needed space to accommodate the rapid growth of two of UMKC’s fastest-growing academic units: the School of Computing and Engineering and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.
According to a release, the center will feature laboratory space, rapid prototyping equipment and advisors who will serve students, entrepreneurs, researchers and other users of the new center.