About The Clay County Economic Development Council


The EDC's success is achieved by partnering with public and private organizations.

The Clay County Economic Development Council is a partnership of the private and public sectors aimed at the overall economic development of Clay County, Missouri. A non-profit organization, our mission is to maximize economic well-being and opportunity throughout the county.

Our Goals

• Attract new business and industry,
• Retain and expand existing business and industry, and
• Promote a positive economic development climate.

The Development Council was founded in 1967 and has been instrumental in creating or retaining thousands of Clay County jobs and in coordinating millions of dollars in new capital investment.

The Council is funded through the investments of numerous area businesses, institutions, communities and individuals. Our membership base represents a broad range of business and civic leaders and elected officials who are committed to quality growth and development in Clay County.

What We Do

We assist prospective, new and existing businesses by providing economic development information including:

Sites and Buildings
Existing business inventory
Job training programs
Regional Overview

Our affiliate organizations provide several services, including capital for small businesses through the 504 debenture and revolving loan programs.