City Listening Sessions - Economic Development

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What SEDF would do with dedicated Economic Development funding.

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City Listening Sessions - Economic Development

  1. 1. Economic Development What’ s in it for Shawnee?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Assists all of our existing businesses, manufacturers, institutions and agencies, without any membership fee. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the retention and creation of higher paying, primary jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts new capital investments to the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Markets the community regionally, nationally & internationally. </li></ul><ul><li>Undertakes strategic programs to grow the local economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Works to raise the per capita income of the average citizen. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages new retail development based upon gaps and leakage in our market place. </li></ul>What economic development activities provides to our community.
  3. 3. <ul><li>To allow us to be competitive with ; </li></ul><ul><li>Duncan Chickasha Durant Woodward </li></ul><ul><li>Enid Ardmore Edmond Norman </li></ul><ul><li>Moore Ponca City Miami Bartlesville </li></ul><ul><li>Lawton Claremore Seminole </li></ul><ul><li>McAlester Broken Arrow OKC/Tulsa </li></ul><ul><li>And even ATOKA !!!!! </li></ul>Why should economic development receive more funding?
  4. 5. <ul><li>Develop and construct shell buildings for the attraction of Aerospace/Aviation companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and construct shell buildings for the attraction of Manufacturing/Distribution companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase our efforts to attract new business and industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support for workforce development and attraction. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase our regional and nationwide marketing of our local housing selections and other attributes. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue our retail attraction efforts based upon scientific gap and leakage analysis. </li></ul>What would dedicated funding allow us to accomplish?
  5. 6. <ul><li>Our mission is to: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on higher paying primary job creation and retention. </li></ul><ul><li>Attract new capital to this area. </li></ul><ul><li>To leverage and enhance every asset and resources this area has to offer. (Manufacturing, schools, retail, housing, proximity to the OKC Metro area and Tinker, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the awareness of our area and businesses regionally, nationally and internationally. </li></ul><ul><li>SELLING SHAWNEE TO THE WORLD. </li></ul>Why would we expect anyone to invest in our community if we don’t invest in ourselves?
  6. 7. <ul><li>www.sedf.biz or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for the Monday Memo </li></ul><ul><li>Call or come by our offices at 131 N. Bell St </li></ul><ul><li>You can also follow us on </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter </li></ul>Want to know more?

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