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

EDC Seeks Look North Nominations

With the Missouri governor and a U.S. congressman slated to speak at the Look North Award Luncheon Oct. 24, the EDC is asking for nominations for the annual honor. Read More.

William Jewell Launches Business Placement Program

EDC members are invited to learn about a unique training program at a meeting Oct. 4. Read More.

Hunt Midwest Business Center Continues Expansion

High demand is driving continued construction of large spec buildings in the business park south of Worlds of Fun. Read More.

Bootcamp Marks Another Success

The EDC cosponsored business bootcamp series chalked up another success Sept. 21 with a special focus on intellectual property. Read More.

Area Colleges, Universities Cited in National Report

Several of the area's institutions of higher learning were recognized in the annual survey by U.S. News. Read More.

Children's Mercy Hospital Launches Video Interview Program

Children's Mercy Hospital is now offering job candidates from across Missouri the opportunity to interview for jobs and more from remote locations. Read More.

Liberty Hospital Purchases Sole Ownership of Norterre

Liberty Hospital recently purchased the adjacent health and wellness community from its previous partners in the venture. Read More.

Liberty Entrepreneur Gains National Attention

Nickel & Suede started in a Liberty basement. Now it's on the Inc. 5000 list. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates from September are 5.302 percent for the 10-year loans, 5.301 percent for the 20-year loans and 5.351 percent for 25-year loans.

All are bargains for long-term, fixed-rate business capital.

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

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7001 N Locust ST, Gladstone MO 64118

Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax: (816) 587-1996