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

Governor's Visit Illustrates Success of EDC Efforts

Gov. Mike Parson's attendance at the March 2 NEBA meeting points to several advances in a broad-based workforce development effort. Read More.

CEO Roundtable to Offer Updates on Key Clay County Industries

A series of virtual dialogues Feb. 3 will offer access to the latest info on developing industries in Clay County and the Northland. Read More.

Liberty To See More Spec Development

A second series of large, speculative buildings are under way in southwest Liberty along the South Liberty Parkway. Read More.

Smithville Home to New Foundation

This Clay County community will soon be home to a large foundation geared to develop faith-based learning opportunities. Read More.

Cerner Makes Multiple Leadership Changes

The Clay County-based corporation has hired a new C-level executive and promoted two from within its ranks. Read More.

Liberty Startup Gains Regional Attention

An unusual combination of skills and markets recently earned a new Liberty business a feature article in the Kansas City Business Journal. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.231 percent for 10-year loans, 2.589 for 20 year loans and 2.627 for 25-year loans.

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