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

The City of Kansas City

Known as the City of Fountains, Kansas City is a major-league city in every sense of the word. Amenities include everything from rolling parks and a major downtown redevelopment to two major airports – including one in Clay County. The Kansas City Chiefs football and Royals baseball teams are only some of the big league sports that are matched by a vibrant arts community and more.

The City of Kansas City 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.

Save the Date: Look North Award

The EDC’s annual Look North Award Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The event will include announcement of the 2021 Look North Award and other highlights. Plans are being finalized and details will be announced soon.

587 Update Contains Don't Miss info

The end of last month's State of the Cities Luncheon contained a real gem: a major update on ideas for the I-435/Highway 152 interchange. Read More.

Coffee Connect Is Back In Person

The popular, weekly networking and information exchange for entrepreneurs and business owners is back to in-person meetings each week. Read More.

Doniphan Leadership Institute Prepares for 15th Year

The executive ledership program launches its 30th Cohort Sept. 10. Read More.

FBI May Add Second Clay County Location

The FBI may move its Kansas City regional office from Downtown to a Metro North Crossing location. Read More.

EDC Member Earning Attention Nationwide...and in Clay County

NorthPoint Development is establishing itself as one of the top developers in the country as the company plans a headquarters move to Clay County. Read More.

Buck O'Neil Bridge Replacement Is Now Under Way

With the groundbreaking last month, replacement of a major connection between Clay County and Downtown Kansas City is under way. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3.162 percent for 10-year loans, 3.163 for 20 year loans and 3.261 for 25-year loans.

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

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