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

The City of Gladstone

The city of Gladstone is both a mature community and a dynamically growing city. A 2008 All-America Community, Gladstone is home to a diverse collection of quiet neighborhoods and some of the region’s busiest retail areas. The city’s development of an exciting, Downtown Village Center project has created an enhanced community focus and a growing regional destination.

The City of Gladstone 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.

City/County Luncheon Finalized for July 8

New development for local communities and the EDC's Big 4 to be featured. Read More.

NEBA Roundtable Examines Workforce Issues

The Northland Education and Business Alliance examined Northland workforce issues that schools and businesses can address. Read More.

State Bicentennial Celebration
To Bring Clay County Events

A lot is going on this summer as state and local events mark Missouri's 200th year. Read More.

Growing Business Services at Local Libraries!

Business services are on the increase and are increasingly available at Clay County's Mid-Continent Public Library branches. Read More.

Ford's Pursuit of EV Market Bodes Well for Local Plant

Ford continues to develop cutting edge electric vehicles and while not all are produced here the trend is positive. Read More.

Redevelopment Expected Following Closings in NKC

With the closing of Finnigan's Hall and AMF Pro Bowl, redevelopment on strategic area of North Kansas City is expected soon. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.623 percent for 10-year loans, 2.770 for 20 year loans and 2.887 for 25-year loans.

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

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