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

Look North Takes In-Depth Look at Small Business Development

A Federal Reserve advisor and the EDC's Strategic Plan update were definitely on the same page: looking hard at how and why to create an entrepreneur friendly environment in Clay County. Read More.

Keystone Nominations Open for Top Projects

Building projects and developments that create jobs and improve Clay County will be considered for the 2019 Keystone Awards. Read More.

Gladstone's Dramatic Downtown Earns Recognition

An in-depth feature on the remarkable creation of Downtown Gladstone offers insight into the area's "made from scratch" city center. Read More.

Students, Educators Invited to Future Tech Expo

Clay County-based OmniLife VR will sponsor an expo for area students and educators on next generation technologies, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and more. Read More.

Liberty Hospital Imaging Specialist Gains Recognition

One of the nation’s leading breast imaging specialists recently joined Liberty Hospital and is now a big part of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read More.

NKC Hospital Earns Top-Three Ranking

The medical center was recently ranked No. 3 in Greater Kansas City according to U.S. News & World Report's. Read More.

Harrah's Gains International Recognized Restaurant

Multi-Michelin star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay will bring his first restaurant to Clay County. Read More.

Clay County Organization Hosts Major Corporations

Based in Gladstone, the Center for Food Integrity recently hosted giants Tyson Foods, Inc. and White Castle in a webinar on meat alternatives. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3.563 percent for 10-year loans, 3.359 for 20 year loans and 3.458 for 25-year loans.

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