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

EDC's Strategic Big 4 Continues Development

Announced late in 2019, the four-pronged plan to boost Clay County development is making headway. Read More.

David Slater Starts Work as New EDC Director

With experience in public office, banking and more, EDC's new executive director is meeting people and making plans. Read More.

NEBA Eyes Challenges for Business, Education

The Northland Business and Education Alliance focused on challenges facing members and the community during its recent meeting. Read More.

Key Northland Bridge Takes Step Forward

MoDOT moves a key project forward with advancement of the Buck O'Neil Bridge replacement project. Read More.

Hunt Midwest Announces Several Staff Changes

Two promotions and three new staff members are part of efforts to meet growing demand. Read More.

Metro North Crossing Adds Upscale Residential Area

Luxury apartments also pave the way for a new multiuse area to include office and retail as well. Read More.

SBA Expands Fraud Alert

A phishing scam is misleading some who are looking for small business help. Read More.

Clay County Cities Launch CARE Grant Efforts

The EDC is administering the funds for Clay County communities outside of Kansas City. Read More.

SBA Rates Offer Long-Term, Low Interest

The most recent SBA 504 Loan rates are 2.40 percent for 10-year loans, 2.214 for 20 year loans and 2.269 for 25-year loans.

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