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

EDC Seeks 2016 Look North Award Nominations

The Clay County Economic Development Council is seeking nominations for the 2016 Look North Award. The award recognizes the outstanding leadership accomplishments of a person who has made an invaluable contribution to economic development and quality of life in Clay County. Read More.

NEBA Efforts Bring Another CEO Roundtable Sept. 6

The Northland Education and Business Alliance will hold another CEO Roundtable Sept. 6 at Maple Woods, focusing on the IT industry. Read More.

Annual Joint Luncheon To Hear About Visit KC

The Clay County EDC, the Platte County EDC and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Ronnie Burt, president and CEO of Visit KC, as the guest speaker for the annual Joint Luncheon Sept. 16. Read More.

Doniphan Institute To Begin 10th Year This Month

The executive leadership institute co-sponsored by the EDC is entering its 10th year with a new program set to begin Sept. 9. 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 this month. Read More.

Northland Angel Investor Network Targets Help for Entrepreneurs

The Northland Angel Investor Network (NAIN) is fast approaching its first funding of an area business. Read More.

Gov. Nixon Helps Clay County Celebrate Work Ready Success

Governor Jay Nixon led a celebration of Clay County's recognition as Missouri's largest Certified Work Ready Community. The event drew major attention from several sources. Read More.

Save the Date

The Clay County Economic Development Council has updated its upcoming events calendar. Call (816) 468-4989 or e-mail for more information:

  • The Look North Leadership Breakfast will be at Harrah's North Kansas City on Friday, Oct. 7.
  • The Keystone Awards Luncheon will be Dec 2 at Harrah’s North Kansas City.

Metro North Crossing Takes Big Step

A big step for the proposed rebuilding of Metro North Crossing came with a recent Kansas City zoning decision. Read More.

Northland Hospitals Recognized Among Nation's Best

Two Northland hospitals were among those recently recognized in a U.S. News & World Report survey. Read More.

Northland Compressed Gas Station Opens

The Northland has a new location for compressed natural gas, a more eco-friendly fuel used in many commercial vehicles, including some that roll off the Ford Claycomo assembly line. Read More.

SBA 504 Loan Rates Hard to Beat!

The latest SBA rates offered something unusual, 20-year rates that were as attractive as 10-year rates.

The August SBA 504 Loan rates were 4.115 percent for the 10-year loans and 4.093 for 20-year.

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

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Clay County Economic Development Council
1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 25, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax: (816) 587-1996