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

State of the Cities Delivers Exciting Announcements

Last week's State of the Cities Luncheon lived up to its promise of exciting news from Clay County communities. Read More.

CEO Roundtable Leads To Ideas

The CEO Roundtable recently organized by the Northland Education and Business Alliance developed several ideas for workforce development. Read More.

Hospital Partnership Helps Continue EDC Big 4 Goals

Continued development of a Liberty Hospital-University of Missouri partnership is a good sign for one of the main targets of the EDC's Strategic Plan. Read More.

Doniphan Graduates Become New Metro Leaders

The recent graduation ceremony by the Doniphan Leadership Institute meant more than "just" the end of an intense, six-month program. Read More.

Cerner Adds Officers, Increases Security Focus

It's been a busy season for one of Clay County's largest employers, North Kansas City based Cerner Corp. Read More.

Save the Date for Joint Luncheon

The annual Joint Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Harrah's North Kansas City. The Clay County Economic Development Council, the Platte County Economic Development Council and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce hold the Joint Luncheon each year, alternating the host organization. This year’s event will be hosted by the Clay County EDC. For more information, e-mail or call (816) 468-4989.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3.804 percent for 10-year loans, 3.392 for 20 year loans and 3.463 for 25-year loans.

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

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