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2012 Edmond Economic Abstracts are now available!
The 2012 Economic Abstract, a 10-page economic profile of the city of Edmond is now available! The Economic Abstract, published annually by the Edmond Economic Development Authority and sponsored by Francis Tuttle Technology Center, contains demographic information including population, income levels, cost of living, crime figures, traffic counts and more. The 2012 Economic Abstract also contains information on Edmond’s residential and commercial real estate markets, tax collections and education information.
REAL ESTATE UPDATE
March Building Permits
April Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Council OKs land purchase
The Edmond City Council recently approved the purchase of 7.13 acres at I-35 and Covell for the development of a $25 million Hilton Garden Inn Hotel with conference center. The purchase price of the land was $2.2 million and will be taken from the City of Edmond’s Real Property Tax Fund. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, April 24, 2012.
Farmers Market opens
The Edmond Farmers Market recently opened. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 27, except May 5 due to the Edmond Arts Festival. Wednesday markets are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 6 through Aug. 15. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, April 19, 2012.
Planning commissioners to step down
Commissioners Lydia Lee and LeRoy Cartwright will be stepping down from the Edmond Planning Commission. New appointees are Kenneth Wohl and Rob Rainey. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, April 19, 2012.
UCO inaugurates new president
Dr. Don Betz was formally installed as the 20th president of the University of Central Oklahoma. Betz became president in August after former UCO President W. Roger Webb retired. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, April 21, 2012.
UCO makes Green Power Challenge
The Environmental Protection Agency recently selected the University of Central Oklahoma for the sixth College and University Green Power Challenge. The EPA ranks collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power purchases in the nation. Courtesy of The Journal Record, April 20, 2012.
Bead store opens
Beadle Dee Bead & Gift Shop recently opened at 1231 N. Santa Fe Ave. The store offers beading lessons Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Parties can also be held at the shop. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, April 20, 2012.
Monkey Island Shaved Ice opens
Monkey Island Shaved Ice recently opened at 1433 E. Danforth in Kickingbird Square. The restaurant offers shaved ice, smoothies and shakes. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, April 13, 2012.
Omaha Steaks opens
Omaha Steaks recently opened at 1484 S. Bryant in Spring Creek Plaza. The store offers a wide variety of USDA-approved, grain fed beef and other gourmet foods including seafood, pork, poultry, side dishes, appetizers, complete meals and desserts. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, April 20, 2012.
Edmond Retail Sales Tax Report - Sales Tax information from eight major retail SIC codes.
March 2012 Retail Sales Tax Report
EEDA to hold 4o’clock 4cast
The Edmond Economic Development Authority will hold 4o’clock 4cast, sponsored by Old Republic Title, Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m. at the EEDA, 825 E. 2nd St. Featured speaker Peggy Geib, assistant superintendent of business and industry services for Francis Tuttle Technology Center, will discuss the future Francis Tuttle Training and Business Development Center being built at the Cross Timbers Office Park. Please RSVP by May 29.
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