Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
COLLABORATE OR DIE…..
takes on a different meaning in Ponca City. Yes, our companies collaborate and die can refer to tools which functionally change the shape of metal. It's what we do here in Ponca City. Functional Change. This week, PCDA Board of Trustees were held spellbound by more tales from local industry about working together on projects and keeping contracts here in Ponca City instead of having to ship product out of town or state for testing and tolerances.
PCDA staff talked to a full house of Ponca City Chamber members this week about starting a Podcast. Maybe some collaboration will happen between participants. There were some interesting topics bandied about (bourbon, wine, spirits) and some great ideas were exchanged. Did you miss it? Here is the Powerpoint from Kat with links to all the things.
PCDA loves when our local leaders get an "Atta boy", "Well Done" or "Good Job". We especially love it when a local leader is a local business owner, Senator and all around great guy. Congratulations to Senator Coleman on receivinga distinguished service award from the Oklahoma State Regents for higher education.You sir, are a rock star!
ITS A NUMBERS GAME
This week was the February PCDA Board of Trustee meeting, held every second Thursday at City Central. Joe Public is welcome and since it starts at 7:30 am, there is always coffee on. This week, Laurence Beliel did a great show and tell with a new product made right here in Ponca City with rotational molding technology. If you missed the video, here it is again. David gave an overview of business recruitment and how it has drastically changed in the last two years (pandemic) and how it has been evolving since PCDA was created in 2003.
Please consider attending this career fair event by filling out this form. The event will take place at Ponca City High School in the West Gym on Wednesday March 9th from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. All regional employers who would like more community and next workforce exposure are encouraged to sign up. To attend you will need information about your upcoming in-demand careers, some sort of hands-on project or display that will help peak interest on your up and coming openings. A bonus would be an intern job description and applications available for students to fill out for Fall of 2022 internships.
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