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

State of the Cities Luncheon Set for March 23

Join us for the 2018 State of the Cities Luncheon Friday, March 23, at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino—Convention Center, One Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City. Read More.

MSBF Annual Meeting Success

Hard work, access to capital and entrepreneurial vision were celebrated during the recent Midwest Small Business Financing (MSBF) annual meeting. Read More.

Entrepreneurs Find Hard Work is a Key

Three business owners run very different companies but share an important trait: a willingness to tackle hard work. Read More.

iWerx for Makers Opens in NKC: designWerx

A business space cooperative on the model of iWerx now officers space for hands-on efforts like woodworking and metalwork. Read More.

Explor-A-Storium Targets Regional Tourism

A unique new business has high hopes as a regional draw and its owners bring a great deal of experience with a similar success. Read More.

Executives Take Next Step with Doniphan Graduation

Fourteen area leaders are now graduates of the Doniphan Leadership Institute following a recent ceremony at William Jewell College. Read More.

"Future Finance" Volunteers Needed for Liberty School Event

The Liberty School District is asking for help with a special event March 6 and 20. Read More.

EDC, Mid-Continent Library Planning Small Business Bootcamp

Entrepreneurs and small business owners should mark March 30 on their calendars for the next bootcamp to focus on business development and growth strategies. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

SBA 504 Loan interest rates have increased slightly from January. The February rates are 4.74 percent for the 10-year loans and 4.94 for the 20-year loans. Both remain bargains for long-term, fixed-rate business capital.

If you're starting or expanding a business, SBA 504 loans are hard to beat for both borrowers and traditional lenders – especially when you work with the customer-friendly staff at Midwest Small Business Finance.

For further information, contact Midwest Small Business Finance at (816) 468-4989 or visit

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