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

Keystone Honors Include Big, Small and More

The recent Keystone Awards Breakfast included giant corporations, two-member partnerships and significant news for EDC members. Read More.

Profiles: The Strength of the EDC is in Its Members

EDC members come in many forms. A new feature takes a look at what they give and what they receive. Read More.

EDC Strategic Plan Set for 2019 Update

The five-year-old Strategic Plan will be updated with a series of public meetings to be held during 2019. If the results are any where near as successful as the last one, the results should be dramatic. Read More.

Former EDC Director Honored by Commission

The Clay County Commission recently recognized the 17 years of accomplishment by retired EDC Director Jim Hampton. Read More.

Graves Announces $25-Million Grant for O'Neil Bridge Update

North Missouri Congressman Sam Graves recently announced a big boost for the span's replacement effort. Read More.

Liberty Hospital Partners with University of Missouri

The local medical center recently partnered with the state institution in an effort to expand local options. Read More.

New Gladstone Chef Earns Recognition for Educational Efforts

The executive chef at the new Summit Grill - Gladstone stresses his debt to education and efforts to return the favor. Read More.

Cerner May Have Another Big Contract in Its Future

Speculation is rising that the North Kansas City based Cerner Corporation could be in line for another significant contract with the federal government. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates from December are 6.137 percent for 10-year loans, 4.926 for 20 year loans and 4.990 for 25-year loans.

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