Nominations are now open for the 2019 Keystone Recognition Awards.

The awards are presented each year by the Clay County Economic Development Council to recognize businesses that have made a significant contribution to Clay County's economy.

These awards recognize not only companies new to the area, but also existing firms that have increased their commitment to Clay County through job creation, capital improvements, expansions, new equipment and/or technology. The awards will be presented at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Harrah’s North Kansas City.

Past honorees include projects by companies ranging from large corporations to small businesses, as well as significant public projects.

Nominated projects must be substantially completed by Nov. 8 and located in Clay County. Winning nominations should meet at least two of the following criteria:

1. Significant capital investment; new/refurbished building, equipment, technologies, etc.

2. Employment increase.

3. Improvements to neighborhoods, business districts, housing, amenities and/or capital improvements.

4. Use of services provided by the development council.

For more information, call the Development Council offices at 468-4989, or e-mail

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