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

Keystone Awards Parade Year's Best Developments and More

The annual Keystone Awards event showed off some of Clay County's most dramatic projects as well as a look at where we've been and where we're going. Read More.

New Members Join EDC Board, Executive Committee

The 2021 EDC Board of Directors and Executive Committee on in place to tackle the next year of challenges. Read More.

State of the County Is Good...and Getting Better!

A highlight of the Keystone Event was a State of the County update, which included a review of 2020 and a preview of several exciting promises for the future. Read More.

NEBA Plans for 2021 Events

Fresh off it's successful Career Expo, the Northland Education and Business Alliance is planning for several events to make 2021 even better. Read More.

Tech Academy Moving to New Location

One of the EDC's Big 4 strategic initiative goals, the KC Tech Academy will move to a new location starting Feb. 1. Read More.

Doniphan Institute to Launch 2021 Spring Session on Jan. 29

Cosponsored by the EDC, the Doniphan Leadership Institute will commence its spring sessions of executive leadership training this month. Read More.

Cerner Purchase Targets Business Expansion

Cerner Corporation has announced an agreement to acquire Kantar Health. Read More.

Clay County is Among Nation's Healthiest

A recent survey by U.S. News & World Report puts the area among the healthiest in the United States. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.231 percent for 10-year loans, 2.589 for 20 year loans and 2.627 for 25-year loans.

For further information, contact Midwest Small Business Finance at (816) 468-4989 or visit

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