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

Economic Development Topic for Joint Luncheon

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson will address state and regional economic trends at the 2017 Joint Luncheon Oct. 12. Read More.

Look North Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Look North Award are now open. Each year, the honor recognizes outstanding leaders in Clay County. Read More.

MoDOT Seeks Northland Input on Bridge Replacement, Downtown Loop

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to know what Northlanders think on some crucial changes now under consideration. Read More.

Small Business Bootcamp Chalks Up Another Success

The event sponsored by the EDC and Mid-Continent Public Library drew hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Read More.

Northland CAPS Continues Growth, Achievement

As the Center for Advanced Placement Studies enters its fifth year the program now involves seven area high schools and nearly 400 students. Read More.

NKC Hospital Earns Honors

North Kansas City Hospital’s Home Health program has been honored for achieving a patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top five percent of all SHP home health clients in 2016. Read More.

Save the Date:

The EDC will host an After Hours membership event at Cellar & Loft in Kearney from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 19. Cellar & Loft is located at 103 S Jefferson, Suite A Kearney.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

If you're starting or expanding a business, SBA 504 loans are hard to beat for both borrowers and traditional lenders – especially when you work with the customer-friendly staff at Midwest Small Business Finance.

The September SBA 504 interest rates are 4.376 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.152 percent for the 10-year loan. Both are notably lower than August.

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

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Clay County Economic Development Council
7001 N Locust St., Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax: (816) 587-1996