Archive for the ‘News & Updates’ Category

08-28-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Some of this, some of that, and a whole bunch of hurry up… As promised a few weeks ago, we wanted to give our readers a bit more detail into what we are often asked to respond to, specifically when it comes to a request for information tied to a potentially large employer. We are […]

08-21-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, September 18th, 2017

It was a very good year… This past week we provided those in attendance at our Annual Unit Holders Meeting with an Executive Report related to growth in the community over the past fiscal year. If you live here it’s not hard to see the growth taking place, but for those who are fortunate to […]

08-14-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Knock, knock… One of the roles of your economic development organization is to review, analyze and respond to the different projects that cross our desk each month. While we could just tell you there has been a lot of activity in the month of July, we thought we would give you a little bit more […]

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 […]