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

Missouri Governor To Address Look North Annual Meeting Oct. 24

Save the date and get ready: the EDC's annual meeting will feature Gov. Mike Parson as keynote speaker and honors for the Look North Award recipient. Read More.

New EDC Event Draws Big Crowd for Magic, Comedy and More

Magic, comedy, virtual reality and old-fashioned socializing were highlights for the EDC's successful Aug. 9 event. Read More.

Businesses Invited to Global Entrepreneur Week KC

Businesses are invited to send presenters, panels and others to the big Kansas City Entrepreneur Week activities. The deadline is Aug. 31. Read More.

KCPT Magazine Features LMV Automotive, CAPS Students

The online magazine Flatland recently highlighted efforts related to the EDC's workforce development initiatives. Read More.

Business Bootcamp to Focus on Intellectual Property

The next business bootcamp co-sponsored by the EDC will focus on threats to intellectual property and how to combat them. Read More.

Clay County Landmark Gets New Owner

The 32-year-old Chappell's Restaurant and Sports Museum is now under new ownership in North Kansas City. Read More.

Doniphan Institute Boasts Huge Range of Business Involvement

The executive leadership program, which kicks off its fall cohort Sept. 7, has graduated new leaders representing more than 75 regional businesses and organizations. Read More.

Liberty Hospital Adds New Services

With the purchase of a former physician practice the medical center has added a major service area to its offerings. Read More.

Clay County High Schools Make Elite National List

Several Clay County and Northland programs have been cited in a recent list of the best public high schools in the United States. Read More.

Area Hospitals Named Among Best

Two hospitals with a Clay County presence were recently recognized in a survey by U.S. News and World Report. Read More.

Worlds of Fun To Add Major Restaurant

Clay County's major theme park is set to add its largest restaurant ever, a 9,000 square foot nod to some of the park's 45-year history. Read More.

Businesses May Access Transportation Help

Some help for employee transportation is available and more may be on the way for local businesses. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The SBA 504 Loan rates from August are 5.302 percent for the 10-year loans, 5.301 percent for the 20-year loans and 5.351 percent for 25-year loans. All are bargains for long-term, fixed-rate business capital.

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