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EEDA holds 4o’clock 4cast
The Edmond Economic Development Authority held 4o’clock 4cast, sponsored by Old Republic Title, Thursday, May 31. Featured speaker Dr. Peggy Geib, assistant superintendent of business and industry services for Francis Tuttle Technology Center, discussed the future Francis Tuttle training and business development center being built at the Cross Timbers Office Park. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, June 2, 2012.
REAL ESTATE UPDATE
Enclave apartments to be rebuilt
The Edmond Planning Commission recently approved a site plan to rebuild the fire-destroyed Enclave Apartments near Covell and Kelly. The plan includes updated fire regulations and fire wall that extend through the roof. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 17, 2012.
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Edmond chooses public safety center location
Edmond officials plan to tear down the city’s administration building, 100 E. First St. so the new public safety center can be built in that location. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 31, 2012.
Edmond’s cost of living below national average
Edmond’s first quarter cost of living ranked 6.6 percent below the national average, according to the latest Cost of Living Index by ACCRA, the association of community and economic development research professionals. Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, May 24, 2012.
Pelican Bay opens for summer season
Pelican Bay Aquatic Center recently opened for the summer season. The park added a nearly 14-foot-tall pelican water feature that has a large waterfall and spraying water. Misters, a sidewalk around the pool deck and a hydraulic lift that will help handicapped swimmers into the water have also been installed since the park closed last year. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 17, 2012.
Sales tax exceeds budget expectations
Edmond’s sales tax collections checks for the first 11 months of the fiscal year have been nearly $1.1 million more than city leaders budgeted. Sales tax collections for the last two weeks of March and the first half of April amounted to $3,807,687. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 9, 2012.
Edmond forms sister city partnership
Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb and Engels, Russia Mayor Sergey E. Gorevskiy signed a proclamation that formed an official sister cities partnership. This is the first time Edmond has had a sister city. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 22, 2012.
Shannon Davies appointed to OESC
Gov. Mary Fallin recently appointed Shannon Davies to a six-year term on the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Courtesy of The Journal Record, May 22, 2012.
OKC has lowest jobless rate
Oklahoma City’s April unemployment rate was the lowest among U.S. cities of 1 million people or more. This is the third straight month that Oklahoma city has held the lowest rate. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 31, 2012.
State starts online job search service
The Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development, recently launched a free online job search service. The OKJobMatch.com system specifically matches skill sets to jobs in the state. Courtesy of The Journal Record, May 10, 2012.
Oklahoma ranks high in survey
Thumbtack.com recently ranked Oklahoma as the No. 3 friendliest state in the nation towards small business and as the No. 4 easiest place nationwide to start a small business. Courtesy of thumbtack.com.
OC names new dean
Oklahoma Christian University named Don Drew as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate schools. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 13, 2012.
OC to open Texas office
Oklahoma Christian University will open an office in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in June. The office will serve as a hub for recruiting, church relations, fundraising and outreach to OC’s Texas alumni. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, May 21, 2012.
Edmond Memorial makes top 1,000 high schools list
Newsweek recently released its annual list of the country’s best 1,000 high schools, naming Eight Oklahoma high schools were named, including Edmond Memorial High School at No. 696. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 22, 2012.
Edmond high schools named among top ten in state
U.S. News & World Report recently released its annual ranking of high schools in each state. All three Edmond Public Schools high schools made the top ten list for Oklahoma. Edmond North High School ranked third, Edmond Memorial High School ranked fifth and Edmond Santa Fe High School ranked tenth. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 11, 2012.
UCO receives award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently named the University of Central Oklahoma as the 2011-12 Green Power Champion of the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Courtesy of The Oklahoman, May 13, 2012.
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