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

Look North Award Honors Service, Hears from Leaders

The 2018 Look North Leadership Awards Luncheon began with talks from Missouri Governor Mike Parson and U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II. The highlight came with presentation of the awards to Virginia (Jinny) B. McCoy and Timothy O. Kristl. Read More.

Keystone Nominations Open

The Development Council is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Keystone Awards to be presented Dec. 11. If you know a building project or development worthy of recognition, act now! Read More.

EDC Task Forces Working Hard for Success

The council has several competitiveness task forces that are examining ways to increase job opportunity and economic development. Here's one that is well on its way. Read More.

Liberty School Superintendent Recognized Statewide

Liberty school superintendent Dr. Jeremy Tucker has been named 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators. Read More.

Clay-County-Based Agency Named World's Best for Entertainment

With its world headquarters in Clay County, multimedia marketing agency VML has been named Entertainment Agency of the Year for the second year in a row. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates from October are 5.252 percent for the 10-year loans, 5.492 percent for the 20-year loans and 5.532 percent for 25-year loans.

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