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Nominations Open for 2020 Keystone Awards

November 2020

North Kansas City High School renovations were some of the most dramatic 2019 Keystone Award winners. Public and private projects are now being sought for nominations in the 2020 Keystone Awards to be awarded Dec. 4 at Harrah’s North Kansas City.

The 2020 Keystone Recognition Awards will be presented 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 our area, but existing firms that have increased their commitment to Clay County through job creation, capital improvements, expansions, new equipment and/or technology. 

Winning nominations should meet at least TWO of the following criteria:

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

• Employment increase.

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

• Use of services provided by the CCEDC.

Past honorees include projects ranging from large corporations to small businesses and significant public projects. Nominated projects must be substantially completed by 11/20/2020 and located in Clay County.

The awards will be presented at the EDC’s Keystone Awards Luncheon to be held at Harrah’s North Kansas City, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 13 and may be submitted using this PDF Nomination Form.

For more information, call the Development Council offices, (816) 468-4989, or e-mail

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