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

Tech Academy's Growth Part of Big 4 Progress

KC Tech Academy is now taking adult students in its workforce training programs, a move that marks another progress for the Liberty-based program and the EDC's Big 4. Read More.

EDC Plans Networking, Tour at New T-Shotz

An event Oct. 1 will feature the new T-Shotz golf entertainment center at Metro North Crossing. Read More.

NEBA Plans Virtual Career Expo

The Northland Business and Education Alliance will host a virtual career expo for students, parents, guardians and educators Nov. 18. Read More.

EDC Board Endorses Clay County Constitution

The EDC's Board of Directors is putting its voice behind the proposed Clay County constitution to be on the ballot Nov. 3. Read More.

Highway 69 Work Rescheduled

A major resurfacing was delayed in August and is now rescheduled on Highway 69 in Claycomo. Read More.

Cerner Partners with Amazon

North Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation is collaborating with Amazon on a consumer healthcare initiative. Read More.

Ford Plans Short Closure for Claycomo Plant

Ford hopes to complete a retooling of its Kansas City Plant in just two weeks in order to prepare for the 2021 F-150. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.288 percent for 10-year loans, 2.366 for 20 year loans and 2.410 for 25-year loans.

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