Ponca City was on a top 10 list; one of the good ones from an economic standpoint. PCDA Board of Trustees met this week and were updated by staff on water detention projects, upcoming maintenance to the PCDA Hangar (now leased by NextGen), Spec Building Duke and the PCDA budget for 2023-2024 was approved. Trustees also elected a new slate of officers for the next fiscal year. It was quite a packed meeting.
For the month of May, PCDA staff stalked, we mean talked, with 32 new companies and 147 existing companies. City Central had 124 contacts and there were chats with 97 regional partners. These numbers are staff's bread and butter and are where new business to Ponca City come from (Welcome Trailer-Butler) as well as leading to company collaborations. Don't just take our word for it. Keep reading and find out more.
Ponca City in Top 10 for Lowest Cost of Living
The PCDA Board of Trustees heard some good news about the Ponca City economy this week and now, so can you. Ponca City has ranked in the Top 10 Least Expensive Urban Areas. TheCost of Living Index (COLI)is published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research. 100% is the national average. Ponca City is currently at 82.9%. Which means a $1 spent in Ponca City stretches 17 cents farther. To compare costs with any of the other 260 communities participating,visit the Cost of Living Calculator at goponca.com.
PCDA would like to welcome the new Ponca City Area Chamber CEO Shelley Arrott. PCDA staff have worked with Shelley in her former capacity as PCPS Superintendent and are looking forward to our continued collaboration with Shelley at the helm of the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce.
Upcoming Chamber events:
Friday, June 16 Ribbon Cutting for Sizzle Sauce Media @ City Central.
Thurs, June 29 Business After Hours hosted by Cherokee Strip Credit Union at the Carolyn Renfro Center
Friday, August 18 Party at the Palace & Auction. Reserve your tickets now. 765.4400.
Welcome Trailer-Butler LLC to Ponca City
PCDA is happy to welcome Trailer-Butler LLC to Ponca City. Special thanks to the community member who connected them to our office and our manufacturing micropolitan. Trailer-Butler is a family owned company, manufacturing a heavy duty electric trailer dolly for use on travel and utility trailers, enclosed trailers, food truck and concession trailers up to 12,000 pounds.
You still have time to get your application in for this summers Girl Power STEM Camp happening July 24-28. This is the ninth year for this award winning STEM camp which introduces soon to be 8th Grade girls to the interesting (and high paying) world of trades and industry. Campers explore manufacturing, engineering, electrical, welding, science and technology on location, virtually and with hands on experience.