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Where Clay County is Located

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Clay County is just across the Missouri River from dynamic downtown Kansas City and amenities such as Bartle Hall.

Business Resources In and Around Clay County

Below are a list of links to some of local organizations and programs that businesses can access in Clay County (all links open in a new page):

KCSourceLink is a clearninghouse for small business resources in the Kansas City region.

• MissouriSource Link: is related to the above but features a broader focus.

Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation — outstanding entrepreneurial resources for business and education.

Full Employment Council — a business-led, private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to obtain public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area.

Metro Data Line operated by the Mid-America Regional Council offers valuable information and data.

• Midwest Small Business Finance is an EDC affiliate offering fixed-rate, low-interest loans and the kind of help that makes accessing them easy.

Missouri Business Assistance Center — a related site that specializes in focuses directly on business assistance through expertise and information.

• Missouri Department of Economic Development — Includes a number of helpful areas, from regional statistical information to regulations. Of special note are areas for Workforce Development and Business and Community Services, which includes business solutions and detailed business information. The EDC maintains a direct connectin with the Clay County Workforce Development office (816-468-1943).

• Missouri Business Portal is especially designed for those who are starting a business or who want to do business in Missouri.

• The Small Business Administration has a great deal of information, including an excellent area on training.

• ThinkKC — operated by the Kansas City Area Development Council, offering a wealth of information, including municipal tax comparisons, area profiles and more.

The award-winning Mid-Continent Public Library has outstanding online resource.


• The Business and Technology Center, along with its nearby sister campus, Maple Woods Community College offer excellent vocational and business related curriculum. Both are part of the outstanding Metropolitan Community College system, which includes six campuses, including the main Penn Valley campus only minutes from Clay County.

• Unviersity of Missouri-Kansas City Small Business & Technology Development Center offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The center is affiliated with UMKC's Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, and the Missouri Small Business Development Centers.

William Jewell College operates several business-related programs, including the Pryor Leadership Center which focuses on developing improved leadership skills and enhancing team effectiveness while providing professional development for participants. The EDC and the Pryor Center are collaboriting on the new Doniphan Leadership Program.

• Northwest Missouri State University Northwest-Kansas City is a state-of-the-art facility that offers students the opportunity to complete a degree program or advance their education. For students transferring to Northwest-Kansas City, the transition is seamless. The newly constructed facility offers small class sizes that offer increased opportunities for one-on-one attention from faculty who are interested in ensuring the success of each student.