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

Look North Annual Meeting Finalized for Sept. 19

The latest word from a Federal Reserve advisor and a major update of the Clay County Strategic Initiative will be featured for the annual meeting. Read More.

Pryor Center Launches New Program

Longtime EDC partner the Pryor Center at William Jewell College is launching a new Innovative Leader program. Read More.

You Want Big Buildings: Clay County Has It

Although it's over 45 years old, Hallmark's Liberty Distribution Center remains one of the largest buildings in the world. Read More.

Jewell Launches Partnership with National Group Focused on Dialogue

William Jewell College and American Public Square are proud to announce a new partnership meant to enrich civic engagement in Kansas City. Read More.

Major Highway Projects Complete in Clay County

It's been a long time coming but one of the busiest interchanges in Clay County has been completely rebuilt. Carrying major truck traffic, the I-435/Highway 210 project is open for business. Equally important, a major bridge is also open in Liberty Read More.

Doniphan Leadership Program To Start Fall Cohort

The Fall 2019 session of the Doniphan Executive Leadership Institute begins Sept. 6. Read More.

Keystone Nomination Early Reminder

The 2019 Keystone Awards Breakfast will be held Dec. 11. Plan now to nominate your favorite building project or development. The Awards recognize businesses that have made significant contributions to Clay County's economy, including both companies new to the area and existing firms that have increased their commitment to Clay County through job creation, capital improvements, expansions, new equipment and/or technology.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 3.937 percent for 10-year loans, 3.531 for 20 year loans and 3.630 for 25-year loans.

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

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