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

Look North To Examine Latest Economic Development Trends

Economic development in the future will be featured at the Look North Leadership Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 7. Read More.

Small Business Bootcamp Features Secrets for Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Bootcamp sponsored by the EDC and Mid-Continent Public Library Sept. 23 offered a wealth of ideas for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Read More.

Nominate a Business or Development for the Keystone Awards

The annual Keystone Awards are now open for nominations. New construction projects and developments that make a positive impact on Clay County are eligible. Read More.

Joint Luncheon Hears About Visit KC Successes

Ronnie Burt of Visit KC detailed the region's dynamic visitor and convention industry which brings an estimated $1.2 billion annually to the area. Read More.

CEO Roundtable Examines IT Industry's Workforce Issues

The region’s information technology industry was the focus of the third CEO Roundtable sponsored by the Northland Education and Business Alliance. Read More.

Northland Coffee Connect Moves to New Location

The weekly small business and entrepreneurial event is now centered at iWerx in North Kansas City. Read More.

Metro North Crossing Ready to Begin

With recent action by the Kansas City Council, Metro North Crossing is on track to begin demolition this month with construction slated for 2017. Read More.

Moderate Change for SBA 504 Rates

The September SBA 504 Loan interest rates were 4.11 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.32 percent for the 10-year. The 20-year loan rate was steady from August while the 10-year rate was up slightly.

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