Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
THATS A WRAP....for the month of May. With summer on the horizon, the kids are officially out of school and what is that? Yes, the water is on at the splash pads and the lake is ready for all the visitors. This is the time of year where Ponca Citians go visiting and many people (including family and friends) come to visit Ponca City. Be an ambassador for Ponca CIty and talk to your friends and family about living, working or starting a business in our fantastic community. Summer is a great time to showcase that quality of life; work/life balance and of course the less than 10 minute commute time.
Enjoy Memorial Day and travel safe. Know that PCDA staff are diligently working on summer projects for you dear citizen with a new building breaking ground soon, Girl Power Camp in July, and Central Fare events happening every week. Keep on the lookout for food trucks all over Ponca City and while you are shopping downtown, don't forget to grab grub at our locally owned and operated cafes: Grand Cafe, Central Cafe and PC Provisions.
Business Retention & Expansion
There isn’t much I can’t figure out or engineer, so when I come knocking on an industries door – I'm there to help. PCDA offers a lot of neat programs to upgrade your lighting, help pay for industry needed certifications, trade show brigades, and business to business introduction and tours.
WORKING THE TRADE SHOW..... is part of what PCDA staff do as business outreach. Whether it is at a manufacturing conference or a Clean Energy Show (see picture) Laurence is always Ponca City ready. LB (As we affectionately call him) was in Texas last week talking up wind energy and all other energy resources found in Oklahoma. This booth was sponsored by the State of Oklahoma and the OK Department of Commerce invites knowledgeable communities to participate in the booth activities.
TO BUILD..... a new building takes a lot of planning, money and a reason to build. Ponca CIty is currently experiencing a building shortage; An excellent reason to start the process of Speculation Building Duke. Mindset Media right here in Ponca City created a virtual tour of the building to help PCDA market to potential customers even before the first shovel goes in the ground. Check it out!
Friday, May 27 // Ponca Politics: The McGirt Ruling // City Hall
Panel will be Wilson Pipestem, Clayton Johnson and Brian Hermanson
in the Commission Chambers noon to 1 pm.
Monday, May 30 // Memorial Day // All Day
Be safe and enjoy the holiday
Wednesday, June 1 // Deadline for the Business Plan Pitch-off submission//
Get your business plan submitted to Pitch to three judges for
$5000 in small business incentives (cash, equipment & advertising)