Liberty Hospital, KU Med Continue Merger Initiative

Liberty Hospital and the University of Kansas Health System continue to pursue their plans for a merger despite some questions and opposition from some Missouri leaders. Following announcement of the agreement last fall, a Jackson County state representative and the Missouri attorney general have questioned the move, with the legislator indicating a public vote approving […]

Friday Facts: February 9

Friday Facts

Clay County Economic Development Council’s Friday Facts By David Slater, Executive Director Boley Continues Climb: Smithville Mayor Damien Boley will be the highest ranked Mayor on the Mid-America Regional Council’s Board of Directors. At their last meeting the MARC Board promoted Mayor Boley to 2nd Vice Chair. MARC oversees nine counties in the Kansas City Metro on both sides of the state line. Former Gladstone Mayor […]

Clay County’s New Dispatch Center Is Operational

Clay County now has a new dispatch center located in the recently rebuilt Gladstone Police Department. Dispatchers from Gladstone, Liberty and Clay County are now operating from the center, providing a more modern, centralized system. The sheriff’s department said the new center will make coordinating resources and responding to emergencies throughout Clay County more efficient. […]

Friday Facts: February 2

Friday Facts

Clay County Economic Development Council’s Friday Facts By David Slater, Executive Director Mack Porter Passes: 1995 Look North Award winner Mack Porter peacefully passed away last Saturday at the age of 96. Mack and his wife Mary Helen founded Kearney Lumber Company in 1952, beginning what is now a third-generation difference making career in the Northland. The visitation was yesterday but the service […]

Friday Facts: January 26

Friday Facts

Clay County Economic Development Council’s Friday Facts By David Slater, Executive Director Baldridge Best: Each year the Baldridge Foundation recognizes excellence in several categories on a national level. With a tip from The Excelsior Citizen, we are pleased to let you know that Excelsior Springs City Manager Molly McMcGovern received a Leadership Award under the Community Category. Also honored was Kimberly A. Halfhill, Founder, KH Consulting and Associate […]

Clay County Appears Out of KC Royals’ Stadium Hunt

The Kansas City Royals appear unlikely to build their new stadium in North Kansas City. In mid-January, the Royals and Kansas City Chiefs released a joint statement committing the two teams staying in Jackson County, with the Chiefs remaining at Arrowhead and the Royals moving downtown. The decision was contingent on approval of a sales […]

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 […]

Hospitals Battle Cyber Issues

The holiday season took a turn for the worse for Liberty Hospital when an apparent cyberattack disrupted the organization’s computer systems. The hospital detected suspicious activity Dec. 19 that was identified as a cybersecurity incident. The organization was forced to shut down several systems and close several areas. By mid-January, the hospital announced they had […]

Excelsior Springs Company Purchased

Olathe-based Butler National Corp. has purchased a Clay County provider of precision machine parts. The $2.9-million deal closed in mid-January. According to a release, the acquisition of KC Machine will complement Butler National’s work in the aircraft structural modification and maintenance, repair and overhaul space.  Butler officials said KC Machine’s high-quality precision machine parts was […]

Friday Facts: January 12

Tough Loss Probably? The Kansas City Royals have decided that their first choice for a new stadium location will be downtown Kansas City. While nobody likes to lose, we have to remember that North Kansas City came in second of the original list of 14 sites. We have no reason to hang our heads as both the City […]

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