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

Tony Reinhart Awarded 2017 Look North Leadership Award

Ford executive and long-time EDC leader Tony Reinhart will be honored at the annual breakfast Friday, Nov. 3. Read More.

Clay County Teams Conduct Fact-Finding Visits to Missouri University

Two groups representing Clay County recently traveled to Rolla and the Missouri University of Science and Technology as part of the effort to bring a university satellite here. Read More.

Lieutenant Governor Calls for Push on Missouri Products

Missouri Lt. Gov. Michael L. Parson promoted an upcoming initiative designed to identify Missouri-made products for consumers during the annual Northland Joint Luncheon Oct. 12. Read More.

CAPS Students Dialogue with Lieutenant Governor

Sixteen student associates of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) held an in-depth talk with Missouri's second highest public official during a special event before the recent Joint Luncheon. Read More.

Keystone Nominations Close Friday, Nov. 10

There's still time to nominate a new building or development for the Keystone Awards to be presented in December. Read More.

Kearney Venue Is Big Hit for EDC After Hours

The EDC's After Hours membership event continued its success with a recent gathering at the Cellar & Loft in Kearney. Read More.

SBA Changes Key Regulations

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced a revised SBA SOP 50 10 5(J), which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018. Read More.

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 October SBA 504 interest rates are 4.635 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.152 percent for the 10-year loan.

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

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