Friday Facts: January 19
Friday Facts

Liberty Lands TAB Group: TAB Group, an international manufacturer of industrial batteries, will bring a $15 million capital investment and 50 jobs to 66,700 square feet in the Liberty Heartland Logistics Center. The location will be in one of the OPUS Group buildings that won a Keystone Award from your EDC. Congratulations to the City of Liberty, the Liberty Economic Development Corporation and the Kansas City Area Development Corporation who provided the lead. TAB is the 14th Company to come to Liberty since 2019 and 11th company in the last 2 years. Read more here.

Catered Breakfast Fundraiser: Come and join your EDC for breakfast at the Northland Career Center as we raise money for the new Northland Workforce Development Center. The event, catered by the culinary arts students, will be February 6th at 8AM at the NCC located at 1801 Branch Street in Platte City.  Learn more about the NWDC and how it will benefit your business for $35 or a table of eight for $300 Click here to register. If you can’t make it and would like to donate please click here.

NKCSD Workforce Development: The North Kansas City School District is still seeking speakers for their Leadership Institute February 24th from 10AM until 1:15PM. Topics include igniting passion, empowering leadership skills and fostering community impact. For more information click hereRegister by clicking here

Liberty North Workforce Development: Liberty Public Schools’ North Nation by Design will host mock interviews for their high school students at Liberty North High School on Wednesday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. They need your help and expertise!  With over 120 students expected to participate, they are hoping to gather as many interviewers as possible.  They will provide you with all the information you need to interview when you arrive, so there is no preparation needed on your part.  During this same time, they will also host job interviews for any local companies looking to hire high school students. If you would like to participate in the mock interviews, job interviews or both please click here to sign-up.

Literary Love: Our friends at the Mid-Continent Public Library are sponsoring a winter reading challenge January 15th through March 15th. The goal is to read five books in this period. While the project suggests celebrating romance in bloom as the theme, any books will do. For more information click here.

Coffee Connect: Do you ever wonder what goes into the thought process of end displays and how they elevate your retail experience? How does a little company in North Kansas City get work from Lowe’s, Target, Walmart and others? Come listen to Trevor Lewis and Randy Edge of In-Store Design Display and their solutions as they present at this week’s Coffee Connect. Join us for free coffee and networking at 7:45 AM with the one-hour program beginning at 8AM. This week we will be at In-Store Design Display, 105 E 26th Avenue in North Kansas City.

Fun Things To Do in Clay: Your EDC’s Friday Facts is your go-to read to see what is happening in our County.

Historic Downtown Liberty presents First Thursday Feb 1st until 8PM.

Downtown Excelsior Springs’ 18th Annual Chocolate Tour Feb 3rd 11AM-5PM

Kearney Enrichment Council’s Wine and Chocolate Tour Feb 10th 4-7PM downtown Kearney

Historic Downtown Liberty presents Let’s Wine About Winter Feb 17th 1-5PM

Clay County Comprehensive Plan: Do you have a vision for our County? The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range document that guides the County’s future growth and development, its priorities and its services. It is a road map of sorts that helps us visualize where we want to go as a county and the path to reach that destination. You can give your input by clicking here.

Puzzles For Inmates: Busy inmates are safe inmates, which is why the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is collecting card games and jigsaw puzzles for the Detention Center throughout the month of January. “The community responded so overwhelmingly to the first-ever paperback book and puzzle drive we did for the jail in January 2022, that when new needs arose, we decided to ask them for help again,” Sheriff Will Akin said.  Items can be dropped off any time in the Sheriff’s Office lobby at 12 S. Water Street, Liberty, Mo., through Jan. 31. Any organization or business that also would like to serve as a drop-off location can contact them.

Visit Clay New Website: Clay County’s Tourism and Marketing Coordinator Megan Sahlfeld has updated the. Find things to do, places to stay and what’s new. If your event is not listed contact Megan at msahlfeld@claycountymo.gov. You can also follow on Facebook

Click on the high school of your choice to see their calendar of events. Excelsior SpringsKearneySmithvilleLiberty, Liberty NorthNorth Kansas CityWinnetonkaOak ParkStaleyOakhill Day SchoolSt. Pius Northland Christian,Lawson and Platte County R-3 (yes, part of their district is in Clay County).

Our Mid-Continent Public Libraries offer many classes including the Square One courses on how to operate a business. The website offers many opportunities, both virtual and in-person.

Did you know that your EDC provides small business loans through our partnership with Midwest Small Business Financing? We want to put your business into buildings and purchase the required fixed assets. Our rates include the Small Business Administration fees and are currently 7.085% for ten years, 6.909% for 20 years and 6.801% for 25 years. Please contact us with any questions. You can read about upcoming SBA trainings and get more information about the SBA’s Resource Partner Training here.

The Northland Education and Business Alliance now has its own YouTube channel. This organization just continues to grow and get things right and your EDC is proud to be a part of it. Feel free to view the dozens of videos of various career opportunities right here in Clay County.

Your CCEDC is on the move. Click to join a committee, or to invest with us.

Thanks, from your friends at the Clay County EDC

David Slater, Executive Director davids@clayedc.com

7001 N. Locust, Suite B101 – Gladstone MO 64118 – (816)468-4989

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