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

Free Small Business Bootcamp Scheduled for Sept. 15

The next Small Business Bootcamp cosponsored by the EDC and Mid-Continent Public Library will be Sept. 15 at the Woodneath Library. Read More.

Cerner Wins Another Major Contract

The Clay-County based health care information giant won another huge contract recently, promising a nice boost to the area's economy from the metro area's largest employer. Read More.

Another Big Shopping Center Renaissance Begins in Clay County

The former Barry Towne Center became the latest Clay County shopping center to begin a major rebuilding as Twin Creeks. Read More.

State Report Sees Strong Economic Development Here

Clay County continues to see solid growth, this time in average wages according to a recent report released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Read More.

If You're Going to Watch the Eclipse, Clay County is the Place to Be

Clay County offers a ring-side seat to the Aug. 21 event that is expected to draw thousands to the area. Read More.

Metro North Redevelopment Announces Major Golf-Entertainment Center

The new Metro North Crossing will feature a giant golf-restaurant complex with some jaw-dropping features. Read More.

KCSourceLink Earns High Marks in Recent Report

The organization that frequently works with the EDC to help grow small businesses was recently recognized in a national publication. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

If you're starting or expanding a business, SBA 504 loans are hard to beat for both borrowers and traditional lenders – especially when you work with the customer-friendly staff at Midwest Small Business Finance.

The July SBA 504 interest rates are 4.766 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.497 percent for the 10-year loan.

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

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7001 N Locust St., Gladstone, MO 64118
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