Archive for the ‘News & Updates’ Category

08-07-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, August 7th, 2017

In the thick of it all…   Without question, it is a good time to be involved in the profession of economic development in Oklahoma and specifically in our center of quite a lot, Shawnee.   Each month we see a wide range of projects which, for the most part, are all unique in there […]

07-31-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, August 7th, 2017

When something new, really isn’t…   One of the trends we see gaining more and more attention around the country is what is classified as Upskilling existing employees that are already working within a business.   That new idea really isn’t new after all, but in reality is something that has been going on for a […]

07-24-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, August 7th, 2017

What they need more of…   Over the past few weeks, we have been trying to meet with some of the area manufacturers and employers to gain a bit more insight into what their most immediate needs are, and to get a general idea about how they are doing.   While the number of employers […]

07-17-2017 Monday Memo

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

May we have some more please?   The board members of the SEDF, along with the SEDF staff, are firm believers in the use of data and that what gets measured, gets accomplished.  That belief means that if you don’t know what has been taking place, good or bad, then you aren’t able to adjust […]

07-10-2017 Monday Memo

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Conducting the business of BUSINESS…   Ah, those lazy days of summer, when life slows down and living is free and easy…   Trust me when I tell you that few economic developers we know EVER used those words to describe the activity level of their economic development organization, and your economic development organization is […]

07-03-2017 Monday Memo

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Grit…   Within the daily and weekly efforts of undertaking our role in economic development, we receive a fair amount of ideas that offer suggestions about what we could do or should do as it relates to the local economy.     For the official record, we always love to hear what others thinks we may […]

06-26-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Now what are you going to do?   It’s that time of the year again, when we provide the City leaders and the Board Members of the SEDF with the proposed Goals and Objectives for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.      And since our readers are an inquisitive group, we thought that we would provide you […]

06-19-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Things we are good at…   A week or so ago we hosted twenty-one individuals from a community in Kansas that is not too dissimilar than ours.  They came to ask some questions and learn more about how our community undertakes the tasks of retail attraction, marketing, improving our community image, workforce development, recruiting more […]

06-12-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Why paying attention to Facebook is important…   Over the past six months or so the SEDF staff has been slogging our way through a long overdue update on our website.   In case you haven’t been to that site, we have included the link, which we think has something to offer almost everyone.   […]

06-05-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, June 19th, 2017

What every business has to have…   Besides death, taxes and change there is one other constant in the world of the business that has not changed for the last two thousand plus years, and we are fairly certain it’s not going to change in the next century or two either.    And what is […]