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

Keystone Honors to Include Surprising Clay County Developments

Several surprises and unique developments will be among the projects honored Dec. 2 at the Clay County EDC Keystone Awards Luncheon. Read More.

EDC Plans Courthouse Tour, Networking at Rock and Run

The EDC will host brief presentations by the County Commissioners, a tour of the courthouse and networking at nearby Rock and Run Brewery and Pub Wednesday, Dec. 7. Read More.

1,300 Students Turn Out for Career Fair

A recent Career and Education Fair held by North Kansas City Schools helps set the stage for a number of events by the EDC’s Advanced Manufacturing group in 2016 and 2017. Read More.

Cerner Plans Expansion of NKC Headquarters

Cerner Corporation is preparing to launch an expansion of its world headquarters in North Kansas City. Read More.

SubTropolis Featured on NBC

NBC recently featured Hunt Midwest's SubTropolis as one of its "cool companies" on the Today Show. Read More.

Clay County Home Construction Continues Solid Growth

Clay County and its cities continued to issue a regional leading level of residential building permits. Read More.

SBA 504: Low Down Payment, Fixed Rate for 20 Years

The November SBA 504 Loan interest rates were 4.4 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.7 percent for the 10-year. Both were up from October, the second month of increases. However, the borrower fee on the 20-year debenture has dropped from 0.914 to 0.697.

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