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

Keystone Awards to Go Virtual Friday

The 2020 Keystone Awards event will be a Zoom videoconference with exciting presentations by Keystone Award recipients and more. The approximately one-hour event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4.

The conference is being organized by Northland CAPS students and Executive Director Brett Kisker, who just completed a very successful Virtual Career Expo for the Northland Education and Business Alliance. The event is free and log-in details will be shared later this week.

NEBA Rocks Its First Virtual Expo

EDC affiliate the Northland Education and Business Alliance initially planned for 500, but 2,500 high school students showed up – No problem! Read More.

Longtime Northland Company Moves to NKC

A major national company and longtime Northland leader, Garney Construction, is moving to a new headquarters in North Kansas City. Read More.

Ford to Invest More, Grow Jobs in Latest Plant Changes

The new electric Transit van is bringing more expansion to the Kansas City Plant. Read More.

First Tenant Signed for Massive Liberty Logistics Park

The first tenant will take up about half of the massive new logistics center near I-35 and South Liberty Parkway. Read More.

$49 Million Multi-Use Tower Planned for NKC

Apartments and retail will be just part of the scene in a nine-story development in North Kansas City. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.231 percent for 10-year loans, 2.364 for 20 year loans and 2.399 for 25-year loans.

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