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

Small Business Grants Offered Through MoDED

The Missouri Department of Economic Development recently launched a small business grant program to help counter economic challenge for small businesses. Read More.

KC Tech Academy Plans Aug. 20 Open House

One of the EDC's strategic plan Big 4, the Academy in Liberty plans a special event later this month. Read More.

Cerner Goes with Working at Home for Remainder of 2020

The region's largest employer recently announced that it would continue with remote officing for the bulk of its staff through the rest of the year. Read More.

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Many Developers Questioned

Gov. Parson cited the proposal's shotgun approach. Read More.

Saint Luke's North Earns a Top Position on Comprehensive Survey

The Northland medical center was among Missouri eight best in a ranking that included medical outcomes as well as community involvement. Read More.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal Set to Open Aug. 10

Lenders will be able to check the status of small business loans starting soon. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.958 percent for 10-year loans, 2.810 for 20 year loans and 2.856 for 25-year loans.

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7001 N Locust ST, Gladstone MO 64118

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