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

Annual Joint Luncheon Planned for September

Ronnie Burt, president and CEO of Visit KC, will be the keynote speaker of the Northland Joint Luncheon Sept. 16. Read More.

Major Expansion Planned for Clay County Business Park

NorthPoint Development has announced plans for a $250 million development near the KC intermodal hub in Northland Park. Read More.

EDC to Co-Sponsor September Small Business Bootcamp

Once again, the EDC will join with Mid-Continent Public Library to hold the next in the popular series of Small Business Bootcamps next month. Read More.

EDC Backs North Kansas City School Bond Issue

The Clay County Economic Development Council has formally endorsed the North Kansas City School District’s $114 million “no tax increase” bond issue. Read More.

Coffee Connect Provides Platform for Small Businesses, Supporters

The Northland Coffee Connect continues to provide a free dialog for small business owners, entrepreneurs and their supporters each week in North Kansas City. Read More.

Northland Angel Investment Network Featured at Regional Gathering

The EDC’s Northland Angel Investor Network was cited as part of the region’s progress at a June meeting of WE Create Capital, sponsored by KC Sourcelink at Union Station. Read More.

Doniphan Institute Graduates Spring Cohort, Plans 20th Session this Fall

The executive leadership program co-sponsored by the EDC is entering its 10th year with a new program set to begin in September. Read More.

CEO Roundtable Examines Health Care Issues

Northland healthcare providers face a problem that also challenges other areas of the economy like manufacturing: finding good workers. Read More.

We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us!

Some good advice for manufacturer's from Missouri Enterprise examines where to first look for ways to improve your organization. Read More.

Saint Luke's Receives Lifetime Honor

Saint Luke’s North Hospital has received a Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association. Read More.

Golf Tournament a Success

The EDC's annual tournament was a big success, missing both this summer's heat and rain. Read More.

SBA 504 Loan Rates Remain Favorable

The July SBA 504 Loan interest rates are 4.11 percent for the 10-year loan and 4.09 percent for the 20 year. Both are down substantially from earlier rates.

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