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

EDC Small Business Services: Impressive Surprise

The EDC may be best known for efforts with major employers like Ford, but an impressive range of small business services is important and growing. Read More.

Strategic Initiative Update Begins Community Meetings

The first of four monthly meetings kicked off a five-year update of the Clay County Strategic Initiative. Read More.

Massive Highway Project Begins on I-35

A major rebuilding of the Highway 152 bridge over I-35 in Liberty has started preliminary work. Read More.

Northland Park Expands Spec Building Effort

The success of four speculative buildings has led to expansion in a development recognized by the EDC's Keystone Awards. Read More.

North Kansas City Hospital Partners for Health Program

The hospital recently launched an employer wellness program to complement its occupational health offerings. Read More.

Gladstone, KC Join to Expand Northland Trail System

Officials from the cities of Kansas City and Gladstone recently broke ground on an important trail connection. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates announced March are 4.628 percent for 10-year loans, 4.586 for 20 year loans and 4.741 for 25-year loans.

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7001 N Locust ST, Gladstone MO 64118

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