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

EDC Plans Special Event Aug. 9

Magic, comedy, mind-blowing virtual reality and more will be on hand at a special EDC event. Read More.

225 New Jobs Expected with High-Tech Pharma Company

TrialCard, a technology-enabled pharmaceutical solutions company headquartered in Morrisville, N.C., will open the center in 23,000 square feet of the Kansas City Business Center, 2001 NE 46th St. Read More.

EDC's New Home Gets Television Spotlight

The EDC's new location in iWerx Gladstone is gaining lots of attention, including a recent look by KSHB Television. Read More.

Greater Kansas City Seen as Major Banking, Financing Center

A recent study found the Kansas City region is among the world's best for a growing trend in banking and finance. Read More.

Cerner Joins with St. Louis Firm

Cerner Corp. and St. Louis-based managed services operator Lumeris recently announced a 10-year relationship aimed at eliminating inefficiencies in the current health care system. Read More.

Construction Impacts Downtown Airport

The Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport is feeling the effects of several construction projects in that area. Read More.

New Liberty Theatre is Big in Several Ways

The new B&B Liberty Theatre offers several massive screens and other amenities. With an adjacent headquarters planned for the growing company, the recent opening is significant. Read More.

Global Marketing Company Plans Clay County Expansion

VML recently announced a major expansion to its global headquarters in Clay County. Read More.

Doniphan Institute Plans Fall Cohort

Co-sponsored by the EDC, the Doniphan Leadership Institute will kick off its next, six-month program Sept. 7. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates from July are 5.302 percent for the 10-year loans, 5.259 percent for the 20-year loans and 5.320 percent for 25-year loans. All are bargains for long-term, fixed-rate business capital.

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