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It's Official: EDC's New Home Open for Business(es)!

June 2019

EDC Executive Director TJ Berry (standing left) was among those who addressed community and business leaders who formally opened Gladstone iWerx. Below right, iWerx partner Bob Martin addressed the crowd as TJ looks on. Below left, the new location offers outstanding amenities, including open attractive meeting areas.

Nearly 100 area leaders, business owners and others interested in small business development turned out May 16 for the grand opening of iWerx Gladstone, the new collaborative workspace that follows the successful path of the original iWerx in North Kansas City.

The development is significant for several reasons. Executive Director TJ Berry noted that the EDC and its affiliate, Midwest Small Business Finance, were among the first tenants starting last year.

“We think this is a perfect place for us to be,” he noted. “Small businesses are the heart of our economy and locating here is ideal for us.”

Gladstone Mayor Carol Suter said the location is another important advance for Gladstone’s growing downtown. “It wasn’t that long ago that a Gladstone downtown was just a dream,” she said. “This is another significant step for that dream and for our community.” Other recent additions include nearby Summit Grill and the soon-to-open Stone Canyon Pizza.

Completely remodeled, the two-story, 32,000-square-foot Gladstone iWerx is located at 7001 N. Locust. Originally built as a racquetball club and renovated into a traditional office building in the mid-1980s, the location features individual office spaces for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Gladstone iWerx also includes shared meeting space and amenities like high-speed internet – all located in a building with beautiful design inside and out.

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