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

Governor To Join March 2 Neba Meeting

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will kick off the March meeting for EDC affiliate, the Northland Education and Business Alliance. Read More.

EDC Holds Discussion on KC Earnings Tax

The development council hosted a wide-ranging discussion of the Kansas City earnings tax prior to an upcoming decision by the Board of Directors. Read More.

NEBA Chalks Up Another Success with Roundtable

The education and business alliance hosted a successful industry executives forum Feb. 3. Read More.

Hunt Midwest Project Brings More Spec Buildiings Near Possible Google Development

Hunt Midwest is the latest organization to announce a huge spec project, this one located in the Hunt Midwest Business Center near I-435 and Parvin Road. Read More.

Harrah's Parent Foundation Opens Grant Applications

Local charitable organizations can take advantage of this opportunity. Read More.

MoDOT Selects Regional Team for Bridge Replacement

Replacement of the Buck O'Neil Bridge moved one step closer with a recent announcement from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Read More.

COVID Vaccines Rolling Out

Despite some early bumps, COVID vaccines are reaching more Clay County residents. Read More.

Kansas City Council Okays Northland Soccer Project

With 10 soccer fields, the new facility will be in Platte County but its size and location near the county line ensure substantial regional impact. Read More.

Kansas City Native to Head SBA Kansas City Office

Michael Barrera has been named as the new director for the Kansas City office of the Small Business Administration. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.450 percent for 10-year loans, 2.720 for 20 year loans and 2.752 for 25-year loans.

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