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

Small Business Assistance Targets Job Creation

The EDC's small businesses services are diverse, but share the goal of helping maintain and grow jobs in the region. Read More.

Education Focus Targets Workforce Development

The second of four monthly meetings to develop a five-year update of the Clay County Strategic Initiative looked at education and workforce development. Read More.

Joint Luncheon May 21

The Northland Joint Legislative Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Embassy Suites KCI, 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City.

The event will feature updates from our Missouri State Legislators about the current session in Jefferson City.

You may RSVP online at this link before May 15. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Stephanie Deppen at or 816-270-2134.

Clay Gains in Census Update

Clay County is steadily becoming one of Greater Kansas City's most dynamic counties. Read More.

iWerx Gladstone Plans Grand Opening Ceremony

The new coworking space in Gladstone and home to the EDC is officially open with a grand opening ceremony planned May 16. Read More.

A New Center Planned on Highway 210 Illustrates the Area's Growth

A Love's travel center planned for Highway 210 is more than an upscale "truck stop." It also illustrates the growth in logistics along the highway corridor. Read More.

Free Seminar for Educators, Businesses To Examine VR Opportunities

A free program at William Jewell College will provide educators, business people and students a look at opportunities developing in virtual reality. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates announced April are 4.628 percent for 10-year loans, 4.367 for 20 year loans and 4.532 for 25-year loans.

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

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7001 N Locust ST, Gladstone MO 64118

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