We’ve had a hand in making Clay County one of the best places to work & live, but we haven’t done it alone! Our partners’ contributions are essential to our work and the vitality of Clay County as a whole.
Midwest Small Business Finance
Working with financial institutions and other supports, MSBF promotes business growth and development throughout Northwest Missouri utilizing a range of economic development financing programs that offer advantages for entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as traditional lending instutions.
Doniphan Leadership Institute
Doniphan Leadership Institute Fellows are the leaders and visionaries of a dynamic and vibrant Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and business community.
This exclusive program is a six-month executive training program focused on leadership development and vision. Key elements of the program includes leadership development theory, 360- Degree Feedback Assessment with consultation, in-depth group discussions, and experiential learning activities.
The program also features personal interaction with leaders focusing on vision and executive leadership. Consultants, mentors, and professional trainers with specialized skills and backgrounds deliver the program to the participants.
The Doniphan Leadership Institute is creating a new visionary leaders by providing the highest quality of facilitators, information, and guest lecturers. The participants of the Doniphan Leadership Institute are challenged to see beyond their current vision: to see into the broader community and to create a vision for “the greater good.”
- Clarity – Define your unique leadership DNA.
- Confidence – Develop your leadership strengths with the right tools.
- Community – Immerse yourself into a group that will help you grow as a leader and a visionary.
The Doniphan Leadership Institute is an integrated program tailored to individuals who want to be the future leaders of their organizations.
The program consists of six one-day meetings that are held over a six-month period. There will be over 100 hours of classroom instruction and out-of-class project work.
Program Times 8:30 am – 4:30pm
Credits for Participation 3 Credit Hours from William Jewell College (transferable) CEU Credits = 6
Curriculum coordinated by The Pryor Center for Leadership Development, a distinctive service of William Jewell College. More information is available on this web page. The Doniphan Leadership Institute is an exclusive program of the Clay County Economic Development Council designed to promote and expand the mission and purpose of the Clay County EDC.
Leadership Institute Topics
- Personal Growth Plan
- 360 Feedback Assessment w/ Consultation
- Behavioral/Personality Inventory
- Situational Leadership Theory
- Avoiding Career Derailment
- Breakdown Management
- Leading Through Change
- Team Development Skills
- Servant Leadership
- Facilitative Leadership Skills/Coaching
northland education & business alliance
The Northland Education & Business Alliance provides detailed information on area schools that is valuable for local residents and those interested in the Northland.
NEBA provides opportunities for schools and businesses to partner across many sectors including Manufacturing/Production, Construction, Building & Equipment Maintenance, Logistics, Healthcare, Hospitality/Tourism, Technology, Finance, Marketing, Business, & Sales industries.
For more information visit the NEBA’s website.
Clay County is fortunate to host some of the area’s best public school districts. The area is also home to nationally honored William Jewell College and Maple Woods Community College.
Area public school districts include highly ranked North Kansas City, Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Kearney and Smithville. Neighboring Platte County has the Park Hill School District and the Platte County R-III District. All of these districts provide both quality education and important community focus.
Mid-continent public library
greater kc area economic development councils
This unique effort allows a wide range of Clay County organizations to cooperate in important fields such as marketing, legislative communications and other activities.
Priorities include include standardizing and simplifying area development regulations
• The Clay EDC
• Gladstone Economic Development Department
• Kansas City Economic Development Corporation
• The City of Excelsior Springs You may also call Director Melinda Mehaffy at (816) 630-9594 or email MMEHAFFY@ci.excelsior-springs.mo.us
• The Kearney Area Development Council
• The Liberty Economic Development Corporation
• The North Kansas City Business Council
• The North Kansas City Office of Economic Development
• The Smithville Economic Development