Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
CONNECTIVITY.......is a major buzzword in the economic development community today. Connecting supply chain gaps, connecting with workforce, and even just internet connectivity is a huge hurdle for some communities our size. Not Ponca City, but that is thanks to a forward thinking City government: First with the City-wide wifi project in 2008 and then more recently, the broadband to home within city limits project. From an economic development standpoint, this type of broadband connectivity is gold when talking to companies about expansion or recruiting companies (and workforce) to the Ponca City community.
Other connectivity is business to business networking like the Trade Show Brigade or the Shared Equipment Program (keep reading). New programs at Pioneer Technology Center assist connectivity between students and the jobs available in the community. And what about connecting with new customers to grow your business? The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) is at the ready to help connect local businesses to the government contracting world. Connection is the name of the game. How can PCDA assist you? Give us a call and let's chat.
SHARING IS GOOD .....Participating in the second round of Keyence CMM (coordinate measuring machine) training was Johnny Thornburgh, Morgan Leseman, Tryson Willits, Jeff Williams, Keagan Brown, Skyler Ward, Rick Staggs & Laurence Beliel. Cameron Wilson of the Keyence Corporation, did an excellent job of training the group and was able to demonstrate several new functions to the group. It was time well spent raising the comfort and skill levels of our industrial users.
The Keyence CMM is one of the pieces of equipment in the PCDA Shared Equipment Program. If you would be interested in learning how to use the CMM, contact Laurence Beliel at PCDA for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS!... to our very own Rich Cantillon for receiving the President's Award at the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting! So nice that someone else was taking the pictures so he could receive this award as the Ponca City Chamber President/CEO of our fair community. Remember that connectivity? Rich has always been an exuberant proponent of working and connecting in Ponca City and talks to alot of people. Very much deserved award. Congrats!!
NEW CUSTOMERS.....can be hard to identify and then connect with. Lucky for you small business owners, Dawn Brakey at Pioneer Technology Center Business Services is our local Procurement Technical Assistance Center representative. She knows all the tips and tricks to getting your small business into business with local, state and federal government contracts. You need new customers with guaranteed contracts. Let Dawn show you how to get connected. Upcoming program on July 19 on how to get ready to meet your next government contractor. Sign up now with Dawn at 580.718.4261.Meet tribal, state and federal contractors face to face in August at the ICBS Show in Norman. Find out more on this event here.
Saturdays // Farmers Market at Pioneer Woman // 8 to 11 am
Every Saturday during the summer (and some of the Fall)
make time to get your produce, baked goods, meat
and other local food at the Pioneer Woman circle.
Thursday, June 30 // Head Family, PC Family & Friends Celebration
At Lake Ponca with a huge tent across from
the AMBUC Playground and Pavilion
Monday, July 4th // PCDA Office Closed //
City Central will be closed this day as well.
Happy Fourth of July!
Thursday, July 7 // John McNeese Gallery Ribbon Cutting // 5:30 pm
Make plans to attend right here at City Central.
Tuesday, July 12 // Business on the Balcony // 7 to 8:30 am