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

The City of Excelsior Springs

Excelsior Springs may be the region's best kept secret. Located only 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City in a picturesque valley, visitors will enjoy a setting that looks more like the Ozarks than the big city. Its unique history is well preserved in the Hall of Waters and Cultural Museum, plus the 100-year-old Elms Resort and Spa. Excelsior Springs is also thriving business community. Great restaurants, unique shops and growing commercial districts are all part of one of the most unique communities in Greater Kansas City.

Excelsior Springs 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.

State of the City/State of the County Event

A unique combination happening will celebrate area accomplishments July 8. Read More.

NEBA Plans Workforce Roundtable Tuesday, June 1

The Northland Education and Business Alliance will hold a roundtable with business and industry leaders to determine strategies for the next school year. Read More.

EDC Group Views 2021 Legislative Session

The Civic and Legislative Affairs Committee hosted Missouri legislators in a review of this year's Jeff City news. Read More.

Coffee Connect Continues Northland Success

The Northland Coffee Connect continues to draw crowds for its weekly Zoom meetings that feature equal parts of networking and business insight. Read More.

Liberty Theater Company Purchases Historic Downtown Location

B&B Theatres has purchased the former Mainstreet Theater in downtown Kansas City with big plans to continue the historic venue. Read More.

"Cool" Spec Building Planned in Liberty

Another Clay County speculative building is being planned in Liberty, but this one targets the cold storage market. Read More.

More Details Emerge on Huge Data Development

More details are available on the proposed data center north of I-435 and west of Highway 169. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.621 percent for 10-year loans, 2.849 for 20 year loans and 2.936 for 25-year loans.

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7001 N Locust ST, Gladstone MO 64118

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