Here's this month's news wrap-up from the Clay County EDC:

Save the Date: Look North Awards Luncheon,
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19.

NKC Entertainment District Making Big Impact

North Kansas City's RiverNorth entertainment district is gaining real traction both north and south of the river. Read More.

EDC Board Member Named COO for Michigan Hospital

Area leader Heath Roberts has taken a top post with Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Read More.

$5-Million Gift Boosts William Jewell Sports Center Project

The Sunderland Foundation has provided a $5-million lead gift for construction of a new Center for Sports and Fitness at William Jewell College in Liberty. Read More.

Clay County Casino Gets New Owner

Eldorado Resorts has purchased Caesars Entertainment properties, which includes Harrah’s North Kansas City. Read More.

Cerner Names New HR Director

Clay County based Cerner Corporation has named Tracy Platt as its new executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Read More.

Clay County Airport Growing in Several Directions

Midwest National Air Center is growing under ground and in the air, adding to its offerings and potential as a major regional asset. Read More.

B&B Theatres Plans Super Luxury Addition in Western Clay County

Headquartered in Liberty, B&B Theatres has announced plans for a state-of-the-art Luxury Entertainment Center (LEC) on the northeast corner of 152 and Platte Purchase in Kansas City. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3.937 percent for 10-year loans, 3.914 for 20 year loans and 4.011 for 25-year loans.

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