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

New Task Force Looks To Grow Key Industry

The new EDC Advanced Manufacturing Task Force is looking to boost one of Clay County's leading employers and top economic engines. Read More.

iWerx Gladstone Represents Big Step with Fall Opening

Demand by entrepreneurs and small-business owners is driving a dramatic new Clay County development that promises dramatic results. Read More.

Candidate Forum Hosts Special Election Hopefuls

The latest Coffee Connect at iWerx also served as an EDC Civic and Legislative Affairs Committee candidate forum for two hopefuls in the June 5 special election for Missouri state senator. Read More.

Northland CAPS Readies for Sixth Year with More Students, New Programs

When the Center for Advanced Professional Studies starts this fall it will have more than 400 students, new programs and business support than ever before. Read More.

Cerner Gets Huge New Contract, Marks Other Steps

North Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. finally received its long-awaited VA contract and other good news. Read More.

Northland High Schools Among Best in the Nation

Recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report included Clay and Platte County high schools. Read More.

Regional Publication Touts North Kansas City Revolution

A recent business feature article took a good look at North Kansas City's development into a growing focus for entertainment and business development. Read More.

Remember: The EDC Has a New Location

Don't forget, the Clay County Economic Development Council has moved to new offices.

Be sure to update your records for the new EDC address: 7001 N Locust St., Gladstone, MO 64118.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates for April are 5.1 percent for the 10-year loans and 5.0 for the 20-year loans. Both are bargains for long-term, fixed-rate business capital.

The SBA 504 Loan rates for May are 5.3 percent for the 10-year loans and 5.2 for the 20-year loans. Both are bargains for long-term, fixed-rate business capital.

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

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Clay County Economic Development Council
7001 N Locust ST STE, Gladstone MO 64118

Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax: (816) 587-1996