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

Children’s Mercy Northland

Children's Mercy Northland provides services through more than 20 clinics, including the Children's Mercy Tourette's Syndrome Center of Excellence. Medical imaging and laboratory services are available with a provider's order, including performing labs and collection of labs. Urgent care is open seven days a week.

Children's Mercy Northland is one of the EDC's Top Level members who provide the largest support toward our efforts maximizing economic wellbeing and opportunity in Clay County.

EDC Affiliate Sees Jump in Small Business

Midwest Small Business Finance is seeing an uptick in loan interest that bodes well. Read More.

Tech Academy Settling Into Temporary Location

The KC Tech Academy is finding a good fit at a former elementary school. Read More.

NEBA Views Changes for
Area Education, Business

The Northland Education and Business Alliance examined changes in area schools and opportunities at their most recent meeting. Read More.

EDC Plans "Bed Build" for Children May 1

Volunteers and donors are still welcome for the special event on the Liberty Square Saturday, May 1. Read More.

Library Adds Northland Business Services

The award-winning Mid-Continent Public Library system has added several features with a small business bent as part of recent expansions and updates. Read More.

Missouri Governor A Frequent Northland Visitor

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is making a habit of joining EDC- and Northland-related events! Read More.

Huge Data Development Moves Forward Astride Clay/Platte Line

A massive data "farm" moved another step forward with a location proposed north of I-435 and west of Highway 169. Read More.

Hunt Midwest Plans Large Spec Building...Underground!

With spec buildings becoming more widespread in Clay County, Hunt Midwest is taking the trend to a new level. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3.258 percent for 10-year loans, 3.484for 20 year loans and 3.523 for 25-year loans.

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

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