Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
YEAR END, YEAR AHEAD......As 2022 comes to a close, with all of the celebration of Christmas and the New Year frivolity, PCDA is getting ready to hit January 2023 running. Because Christmas is tomorrow (or really close to it) and staff works when industry needs us. This month, small business start-ups are calling to find assistance and support. Staff does that! Give us a call to start planning (or continue plotting) as the case may be, your next business. Industry is moving and grooving with supply chains getting back to some type of normal. However, if one or more economists and/or financial guru types could get in the same boat on world economy "next steps", that would be really swell.
Until that happens, PCDA will continue industry and manufacturing assistance with business retention and expansion programs, small business and information assistance and our award-winning workforce program, Ponca Works. City Central still has a few office spaces open, and there is a new immersive art exhibit happening soon in the John McNeese Gallery located on the first floor. Want to check out what staff has been up to the last five years? Keep scrolling to view the chart below (Merry Christmas) or thePCDA impact reporton the website. Staff could not do this work without the support and direction of our fabulous Trustees as well as our amazing industry partners and local businesses.
STILL TIME.....to get the family to Ice on the Plaza. The penguins (yes, real ones) got rained out, so you still have an opportunity to see them soon. And the reindeer are still on the schedule this month! Make sure to follow the Ice on the Plaza Facebook page Ice on the Plaza for hours of operations and additional fun like the penguins sponsored by MakeKings, Santa Clause and the Reindeer Club visit. See you on the ice!
SHOP LOCAL..... and staff always does; because local businesses are owned, managed and run by our neighbors and friends. Downtown is full of unique shops and services (check out VAB's locally manufactured beer available for purchase) as well as veteran businesses on 14th like Brace Books. And don't forget your Santa Bucks for the big drawing happening on Tuesday, December 20th. Shop Local; Shop Ponca First.
December // Ice on the Plaza // Veteran's Plaza
Schedule is posted above. Find out all the details at
Dec 2 // Parade of Lights // Grand Ave - Ponca City
Parade begins at 6 pm. Bring the family.
Sat, Dec 3 // On the Spot Improv // Ponca Playhouse
Get your tickets now at www.poncaplayhouse.com
Wed, Dec 7 // 1 Million Cups // Pioneer Tech Center
8 am to hear a local business story and
network with local businesses and support agencies.
And of course there is coffee.
Thurs, Dec 8 // PCDA Board of Trustee Meeting //
7:30 am in the Gravity Room, Fifth Floor
There is coffee this morning too.
Sat, Dec 17 // Mercado Navidad // City Central Summit
Get your last minute Christmas shopping done and treat
the family to some Hispanic yummies.
Food, fun and family. 9 to 5 pm. Vendor Tables still available.