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Weekly Update June 21, 2019







PCDA Weekly Update - June 21, 2019



PONCA CITY RANKED… number four in best cities to live in Oklahoma. We figure that's pretty good as we ranked right below Enid, Broken Arrow and Bixby. And since it was the National Chamber of Commerce website doing the ranking, we will take it and run with it. Now, staff did wonder about the reasons given under each of the communities for their respective rankings. Ponca City wasn't number four due to the best Business Retention & Expansion guy and program in our area. Or because of our award winning Ponca Works program, which is gearing up to start the fifth year of Girl Power! STEM Camp next week. In fact, it wasn't even because of our fabulous City Central building project or our free small business assistance offerings. The shout out was given to our education/higher learning institutes: The Univiersity Center and Pioneer Technology Center. Congrats!

And this is a good thing. A great thing even. Most of us love living in and around Ponca City for our own reasons: affordable housing, access to lakes and local agriculture, ease of travel and so many other reasons. This ranking means other people are paying attention to micropolitan locations like Ponca City in Oklahoma. Low cost of living, beautiful landscapes and best BBQ were other things mentioned, but you get the idea. Check out the full rankings and how we compare here.
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MOVIE IN THE COURTYARD TONIGHT!
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NEXT WEEK
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Thurs, July 4//PCDA & City Central Closed
Celebrate July 4th with family & friends.
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3D IN THE HOUSE
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City Central has a 3D printer in The Link. This 3D printer was purchased specifically to help product designers build a better prototype after the design process is complete. Well, maybe not complete. But at least to the point where a prototype is needed to get to the next step of manufacturing or commercializing a product. If you are interested in 3D design work, make sure to put IENetwork on your calendar for July 11th. IENetwork meets the second Thursday of every month at City Central. 5:30 to 7:00. Get on the email list by calling Kat at 580-765-7070.
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GIRL POWER! STEM Camp's fifth year gets underway next week at City Central. Staff looks forward to this week of interacting with our future workforce as they take industry tours and work on their project for the week which includes engineering, carpentry, welding and a little creativity. This camp is for 7th and 8th grade girls interested in non-traditional girl jobs. Contact our office for more information for the July camp or for next year. 580-765-7070. Just say "Girl Power!"
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LOCAL RESOURCES
S U M M E R T I M E
The Summer Activity Guide for the kids is out! Make sure you get a copy at the Chamber of Commerce or the United Way office. Or click on this link and bookmark it to your phone for a handy-dandy guide to all the summer fun in Ponca City and Kay County.
SMALL CITY/BIG LIFE
Make sure to stay on top of events, programs and entertainment here in Ponca City this fall. The Visit Ponca City website has a great calendar with all the things happening in our community. And there is a lot going on.
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More Information
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