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

Keystone Breakfast Offers Look at Growing Clay County

Public and private projects representing new jobs, investment and a better Clay County will be recognized at the Dec. 11 event. Read More.

There's Nothing Dubious About This Small Business

In a story both typical for small businesses and unique in its execution, Dubious Claims Brewing Company is helping grow Clay County and the Northland. Read More.

Still Thankful: EDC Members Volunteer to Make Things Better

The Clay County EDC boasts a small army of volunteer committee and task force members who help improve everything from bike trails to job numbers. Read More.

Northland CAPS Honored by Missouri Chamber

The Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) has been honored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce for its effective and innovative programs. Read More.

Ford Plans Stamping Plant Expansion

The automobile manufacturer is nearing the final stages of planning for another expansion that will bring nearly 300 more jobs to the community. Read More.

Governor's Visit Includes International Proclamation Signing

While Missouri Gov. Mike Parson visited Clay County for the EDC's annual meeting, he took time to sign a proclamation promoting international trade for the state's businesses. The Clay County location of the event was no accident. Read More.

SBA Offers Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Madison Avenue and sophisticated marketing are usually associated with large businesses, but smaller firms need to target key concepts as well. Read More.

Wonderful News: Buck O'Neil Bridge Returns to Full Service!

The critical link between Clay County and Downtown Kansas City is once again open in both directions. Drivers have reason to celebrate and the work clears the way for planning an eventual replacement of the aging structure. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates from November are 5.590 percent for 10-year loans, 5.591 for 20 year loans and 5.640 for 25-year loans.

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