Northland Global - Making the Possible Probable. Providing information, resources and other assistance for international business to companies and individuals in Clay County, Missouri.

Financing Options

Financing for your expansion into internatinal business is critical. Help for area businesses is available through several sources, but one of the best is the EDC affiliate Midwest Small Business Finance, which provides low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration's 504 Loan Program and other resources.

In financing international transactions, we also recommend businesses start with their bank’s international department to see if they are a designated lender for both Ex-Im Bank and SBA programs.

The U.S. Government offers four different types of financing programs: export development and working capital financing, facilities development financing, financing for your international buyers, and investment project financing.  For more information, please visit the financing section of

The Missouri Department of Economic Development also offers information that can help with finances. Contact Alice Bernard-Jones, Export Finance Specialist in the International Business Development Office: 573.526.4967 or The agency's Web page is here.

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For additional information, contact the Clay County Economic Development Council, 7001 N Locust ST, Gladstone MO 64118
Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax (816) 587-1996 •

The information on this Web site is provided as a convenience to Clay County business owners and others interested in international trade. The Clay County Economic Development Council in no way warrants or guarantees this information, but offers it as helpful suggestions and links to specialists in the areas of global business.