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

State of the County Luncheon Set for April 22

The annual State of the County luncheon April 22 will feature Clay County's three commissioners in a review of county achievements and preview of upcoming developments. Read More.

Small Business Boot Camp Draws Huge Crowd

Co-sponsored by the EDC, the recent Small Business Boot Camp drew a packed house to booths, networking and an outstanding keynote speech by a small business veteran. Read More.

EDC Board Views Cutting Edge Redevelopment Plans

A presentation to the EDC Board of Directors previewed the unique iWerx development in North Kansas City, a high-tech business development center being located in one of the area's many older industrial structures. Read More.

NEBA Views Overview on Tax Increment Financing

The Northland Education and Business Alliance (NEBA) recently examined Tax Increment Financing, an important development tool that often faces controversy because it impacts taxes to schools and other entities Read More.

EDC Committee Working to Connect County Trails

A trails group of the EDC's Quality of Life Committee is working to promote not just development of hiking and biking trails, but strategic connections that will maximize current trails and other outdoor opportunities. Read More.

CEO Roundtable to Focus on Workforce Availability

The EDC will host a CEO Roundtable April 5 to learn "pain points" for area business leaders in workforce availability. Read More.

Call Center Jobs Available

AT&T has immediate openings for people in their call center with outstanding salary and benefit options. Read More.

Northland Banks Take Top Positions for Strength

Northland Banks earned the top spots in a recent comparison of bank strengths by the Kansas City Business Journal. Read More.

Hunt Auto Alley Tenant Makes Huge Expansion

The Knapheide Manufacturing Co. is dramatically growing its space in Kansas City's Hunt Midwest Business Center by 23 acres. Read More.

NKC Firm Names New President, COO

Chase Bean has been named the new president and Chief Operating Officer of Tnemec Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings located in North Kansas City. Read More.

Save the Date

The Clay County Economic Development Council has updated its upcoming events calendar. Call (816) 468-4989 or e-mail for more information:

  • April 22—State of County Luncheon
  • June 24—EDC Golf Tournament, Smithville Lake Paradise Pointe/Posse Course

SBA Rates Show Monthly Variance

The March SBA 504 interest rates are 4.6 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.3 percent for the 10-year loan. The 20-year is up slightly from February and the 10-year shows a small decline.

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Clay County Economic Development Council
1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 25, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax: (816) 587-1996