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Final Strategic Planning Meeting Set for June 26

June 2019

Clay County residents helped create the original Strategic Initiative in 2013 at meetings like this one. Community meetings for the 2019 update will be completed with a meeting June 26.

The third and final community meeting to update the EDC’s Strategic Initiative will be Wednesday, June 26 at iWerx in North Kansas City beginning at 3:30 p.m.

With the topic of entrepreneurism, the June event will feature speakers to be announced and dialog among participants. A key focus will be the continued improvement of Clay County’s environment to nurture startups and small businesses, a major source of job growth throughout the country.

The first session was held March 28 in Gladstone with a focus on creative solutions for workforce issues. The second was held April 25 at William Jewell College with a focus on education.

Created in 2013, the EDC’s Strategic Initiative established a series of goals for job creation and new businesses that were quickly met by the fast-growing county. The five-year update is intended to establish new goals and reaffirm existing targets.

iWerx in North Kansas City is located at 1520 Clay Street. For more information on this important meeting, call (816) 468-4989 or email

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