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

State of the County Includes Local and Regional Headlines

The EDC's State of the County luncheon April 22 was a major event on several levels. Governor Jay Nixon, a remarkable announcement from Gladstone and announcements from Clay County's three commissioners made for a packed event. Read More.

CEO Roundtable Targets Educational Focus on Jobs

The EDC's Northland Education and Business Alliance is taking an in-depth look at how local schools and business leaders can cooperate to improve workforce training and readiness. Read More.

Federal Leaders Update Clay County Audience

Representatives of the two U.S. Congressmen and one Senator representing Clay County recently met with the EDC's Civic and Legislative Affairs Committee. Read More.

CAPS Intern Helps Area Businesses

A students with the Northland Center for Advanced Placement Studies is helping the EDC and its affiliate serve area small businesses. Like other CAPS students, he's learning about real-word business and helping local companies at the same time. Read More.

EDC Golf Tournament Planned for June

The annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 24 at Smithville Lake's Paradise Pointe. Read More.

Ford F-150 Scores Top Score in Safety Test

The pickup truck made in Clay County earned another victory with a convincing performance in a key safety test. Read More.

EDC to Host Traveling Office for Business Services

The KCSourceLink traveling office will visit Clay County with its connections to a wide range of small business services. Read More.

Northland Takes Top Positions in State Health Ranking

Both Clay and Platte counties came out on top in a recent ranking of "healthy" counties in Missouri. Read More.

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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