Gov. Nixon’s recent visit to iWerx erupted in a myriad of articles that highlight the Work Ready Community of Clay County and the contributions iWerx is making to the economy and community of the Northland.

The Kearney Courier

The Kearney Courier published photos from Gov. Nixon’s recent visit to iWerx where he “recognized Clay County for its recent ACT Certified Work Ready Community Designation”.

Follow the link to view the photos.

Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star reported on the economic development of Clay County following Gov. Nixon’s visit. Such economic efforts include becoming a Work Ready Community, as well as the development of work-ready businesses.  

“Clay County has become the 34th Missouri county to become a certified Work Ready Community and the only one in the Kansas City area.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon recognized the county’s designation in an event Tuesday afternoon in the iWerx Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Center in North Kansas City. Certification fulfills one element of the county’s economic development strategy.”

Follow the link to read the entire article:

The Startland News

This Startland News article highlights the work iWerx and other Northland businesses have done to better the community and the Missouri economy. It also discusses details of the iWerx space and how it plans to open late August.

“While still under construction, Kansas City’s soon-to-be largest coworking studio made its public debut with the visit of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

A Democrat from De Soto, Mo., Nixon on Tuesday toured North Kansas City-based iWerx, a massive 33,000-square-feet coworking studio that plans to be open for business in September. iWerx also will house a business incubator that hopes to foster entrepreneurial vibrancy in North Kansas City.

While his visit focused on Clay County’s recently-earned “Work Ready Community” certification, Gov. Nixon thanked North Kansas City leaders and iWerx for their hard work to improve the Missouri economy.”

Read the full article here:

The Smithville Herald

The Smithville Herald poses yet another article discussing the Work Ready Community concept developed by ACT, the testing company, for Clay County. Qualifications to become a Work Ready Community are clearly explained in this precise and to the point article.

“Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon lauded Clay County economic development at a stop in North Kansas City, Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Speaking at iWerx, an enterprise and entrepreneurial innovation center opening in September, Nixon recognized Clay County for its recent ACT Certified Work Ready Community designation. Developed by ACT, the Work Ready Communities program strives to improve local economies by assessing the skills of its workforce and connecting potential employees with businesses based on their skill sets.”

Click the link below to read the entire article: