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Area Overview: More Opportunity and More Quality in Clay County
In one recent year, existing business expansions and new businesses brought more than $4.5 billion in new investment to the Clay County.
With that investment came more than 2,500 new jobs. Vacancies are not a problem in Clay County: More than 90% of the buildings here are full. Unemployment is among the lowest in the state, and housing permits are up an astounding 30 percent.
Education is vitally important to the residents of Clay County. The area boasts "AAA" rated public school systems and above average ACT scores. The county is home to William Jewell College and Maple Woods Community College. Visit the this page for more information.
Clay County is increasingly a regional visitors and tourism destination. Recreational and historical attractions are numerous within the county and include major amusement parks and exciting riverfront developments. Some of these distinct attractions include Smithville Lake, Worlds and Oceans of Fun, and the farm home of the notorious Jesse and Frank James. Two of the states largest casinos operate entertainment facilities that also include restaurants, hotels and theaters.
Clay County Economic Development Council • 1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 25, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax (816) 587-1996 • email@example.com
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