Meeting to cover plans for Clay County development, Metro North

The second of a series of informational presentations and gathering of community ideas to create an Economic Master plan for the Clay County area is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 29th at the Shoal Creek Golf complex located at 8905 Shoal Creek Parkway in Kansas City. The meeting will be held from 3pm to about 5pm.

Scheduled to make presentations are Missouri’s acting Director of Economic Development Mike Downing and Garry Hays, Manger of Leasing for MD Management and Metro North. The meetings are free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council.

Additional speakers, city development representatives and a discussion panel will also be featured.

Gov. Jay Nixon named Downing the acting director in April. Previously the deputy director and director of business development for DED, Downing has more than 30 years of experience in the field. He has helped lead initiatives to revive Missouri's automotive manufacturing industry, support small businesses and implement the Governor's Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth.

Garry Hays of MD Management will provide an update of the progress surrounding the Metro North area as well as provide insight into new business recruitment

Please RSVP with your plans for attendance to or 816.468.4989.

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