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

Keystone Breakfast To Honor Diverse Lineup

The Dec. 11 Keystone Awards event will include some remarkable projects that have helped make Clay County a better place to live and work. Read More.

Business and Education Group Tackles Workforce Training and More

The EDC's Business and Education Alliance is gearing up for multiple efforts to help high school students prepare for today's economic environment while improving the region's workforce readiness. Read More.

NexTECH Expo Gives Students Close Look at Emerging Technologies

Drawing high school students from throughout Greater Kansas City, an event held at Liberty North High School providing hands-on experiences with some of today's cutting edge technology. Read More.

Ford To Invest Another $400 Million in Claycomo Plant

As part of a recent agreement with the UAW, Ford will make another significant investment in the Kansas City production plant. Read More.

Spec Development Slated for Liberty Location

Lane4 Development recently announced a significant project for undeveloped property near I-35 and South Liberty Parkway. Read More.

North Kansas City's One North Development Continues Construction

Luxury apartments and two hotels are under way at one of the most visible locations in Clay County and Metro Kansas City. Read More.

State Grant Helps Area Small Businesses

A Liberty firm was among the recipients of funding recently announced by Gov. Mike Parson. Read More.

Effort Targets Increase in Nurses Statewide

Led by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, the program collaborated with the U.S. armed forces to provide a path for veterans. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3.933 percent for 10-year loans, 3.742 for 20 year loans and 3.800 for 25-year loans.

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