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

Join Our Virtual Happy Hour Friday, May 1!

We're planning a fun event that will also raise money for a good cause. Read More.

Joint Luncheon Off the Calendar

The 2020 Joint Luncheon originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, has been cancelled. Traditionally involving the Clay County Economic Development Council, the Platte County Economic Development Council and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event has been called off due to COVID-19 and large gatherings.

Reasons for Optimism in Current Financial Environment

Not everything is bleak and several things are better than in previous economic downturns. Read More.

Agreement Sets Stage for Buck O'Neil Bridge Replacement

Although some questions remain, recent action by the Kansas City Council moves things forward for an important Northland project. Read More.

Liberty Academy Earns National Recognition

Liberty Public Schools is among only three grand-prize winners in the 26th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association. Read More.

Main Street Lending Program Targets Small-, Medium-Sized Businesses

The Federal Reserve is establishing a new, $600 billion Main Street Lending Program to increase support for small and mid-sized businesses. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.847 percent for 10-year loans, 2.808 for 20 year loans and 2.881 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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