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

EDC's Big 4 Goals Move Forward with 587 Project

A study is under way to find and promote the best uses for one of the most strategic but undeveloped locations in Greater Kansas City, the interchange of I-435 and Highway 152. Read More.

May 1 Event to Build Beds for Kids Who Have None

The EDC is planning a special bed build event in collaboration with Sleep In Heavenly Peace to construct 50 beds for children who do not have one. Read More.

EDC Board Endorses KC E-Tax Issue

While promising to follow up on Northland concerns, the EDC's Board of Directors voted to support the April 6 Kansas City E-Tax ballot issue. Read More.

Governor Parson Praises Northland Efforts

Attending a recent meeting of the Northland Education and Business Alliance, the Missouri Governor praised local efforts in workforce development. Read More.

T-Shotz Golf-Entertainment Complex Helps Boost Metro North

Metro North Crossing continues to progress, thanks in part to a recent Keystone Award winner. Read More.

Cerner To Sell Two Large Northland Properties

If you're in the market for some Clay County real estate, the North Kansas City-based corporation has listed to former training centers are up for sale. Read More.

Ford Claycomo Plant To Build Unique F-150 for Law Enforcement

Ford has announced a special F-150 for police work and the local manufacturing plant has been selected to produce it. Read More.

Worlds of Fun Ramping Up for 2021 Season with Big Hiring Surge

Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun is looking for over 2,000 people to help staff the Northland parks for the season. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3,258 percent for 10-year loans, 3.465 for 20 year loans and 3.497 for 25-year loans.

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