Archive for the ‘News & Updates’ Category

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.  www.sedf.biz.   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 [...]

05-29-2017 Monday Memo

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

It’s okay to share our good news…   A few weeks ago we received a compliment from one of our board members when we included them on an email to a prospect and attached a document that helps us provide a bigger picture on what is and has been taking place in our area over [...]

05-22-2017 Monday Memo

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

In the days to come…   Beginning in the latter part of 2009, our community has been fortunate to witness a lot of growth in the manufacturing, retail, education, medical, housing, infrastructure improvements and commercial services sectors.    There is no doubt that it took a lot of people making the clear choice to collaborate, [...]

05-15-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Tear them down…   Our community was once described by a local politician as a forty-acre farm, with 120 silos, each of them holding a quarter inch of grain in them.  That was certainly a harsh description of this place many of us call home, but there is also a certain amount of truth in [...]

05-08-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, May 15th, 2017

It’s Economic Development Week and we think that’s important….   Okay, we know that right from the get-go you’re thinking that this memo is a self-serving rant about the economic development profession.  We must confess that a part of that is true, but there is much more to the economic development profession than being a [...]

05-01-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Regional strength = Bigger Picture…   In case you weren’t aware of it, the Shawnee Economic Development Foundation has been a member of the Oklahoma City Regional Partnership, (OKCRP) for the past eight plus years, and there are a lot of positive attributes about being part of that relationship that we hope to share with [...]

04-24-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Have you sold it yet?   We get a lot of questions about the status of the SEDF’s Spec Building, which we built in the industrial area north of the community, and the short answer is no we have not sold it yet.   However, this building and the property it sits on has been [...]

04-17-2017 Monday Memo

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Buried…   Economic diversity is a good approach in allowing us to describe the overall economy in Shawnee and at the same time, it helps us explain what we are working on here at your economic development organization.   From our perspective, the greater amount of diversity we have in our economy, the better we [...]