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

Doniphan Dialogue: Leadership Success Often Requires Flexibility

Effective leadership should be selective, nurturing and above all flexible, according to three proven leaders who comprised the Doniphan Dialogue panel at iWerx Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Development Center March 31. Read More.

State of the Cities Luncheon Sees Developments, Plans and Humor

The Clay County State of the Cities Luncheon was a great combination of important news and a lot of fun. Read More.

EDC Golf Tournament Set for May 5

The EDC's annual golf tournament is scheduled for Cinco de Mayo at Smithville Lake's Paradise Pointe golf complex. Read More.

In-Depth Look at Missouri Legislature by EDC Committee

The EDC's Civic and Legislative Affairs Committee hosted a full house for a mid-term look at the state's house and senate sessions. Read More.

Small Business Bootcamp Receives Large Turnout – Again!

The latest Small Business Bootcamp cosponsored by the EDC drew a large and diverse crowd of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Read More.

Another Shopping Center Revival for Clay County

It may not be the largest of recent rebuilds, but another shopping center reboot is planned for the old Country Club Shops on Vivon Road. Read More.

Area Banks Included on List of Region's "Strongest"

A recent survey of Greater Kansas City banks meeting several "strength" tests included Northland banks and EDC members. Read More.

Clay County Projects Honored in Recent Development Recognition

Two Clay County projects were recently included in the Capstone Awards presented by the Northland Business Journal. Read More.

Leadership Summit Offered April 27 in Clay County

Northwest Missouri State University will offer a Leadership Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Read More.

SBA 504: Low Down Payment and Fixed Rates Up to 20 Years

The latest SBA 504 Loan interest rates were 4.827 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.817 percent for the 10-year. Both have increased from previous months.

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

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