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Click to read Support local businesses impacted by Highway 20 construction article

Support local businesses impacted by Highway 20 construction
January 20, 2022
- I am a long time Rogers County resident and proud to call Claremore home. Over the years, I have had the honor and privilege to watch our community grow, develop and flourish. However, with all the exciting change comes a fair share of growing pains. For example, it is hard...

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Click to read  Lufkin Industries announces Claremore, OK as home for new manufacturing campus article

Lufkin Industries announces Claremore, OK as home for new manufacturing campus
January 3, 2022
- Lufkin Industries announces Claremore, OK as home for new manufacturing campus New facility brings 70 new jobs to the area; Hiring event scheduled for Jan 13, 2022 Claremore, Okla. and Missouri City, Texas | [January 3, 2021] -- Lufkin Industries, a global leader in the production of precision-engineered oilfield equipment, products, and services announced its...

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Click to read Rogers County End of Year Economic Recap.  article

Rogers County End of Year Economic Recap.
December 19, 2021
- Despite the challenging economic climate, 2021 was a year of growth for our community. We welcomed national retailers, announced new residential developments and witnessed exciting expansion in our industrial sector. We are confident that these announcements will serve as a catalyst for future economic growth.  This year, CIEDA saw...

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Click to read Celebrate the Shop Small Season article

Celebrate the Shop Small Season
November 25, 2021
- I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite time of the year, probably because my sweet Momma believed in pies for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day. However, I have noticed that we seem to go straight from "trick or treat" to "'tis the season!" My pie-loving self wants to post "bah humbug"...

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Click to read  What is Business Retention and Expansion?  article

What is Business Retention and Expansion?
November 11, 2021
- The growth and expansion of existing business is the cornerstone of every local economy. While you often see fanfare surrounding new company announcements, supporting and maintaining existing companies and their investment in the community is even more critical. Thus, a successful regional growth strategy depends not only on a community...

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Click to read Meggie Froman-Knight completes University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU EDI) article

Meggie Froman-Knight completes University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU EDI)
October 29, 2021
- On Thursday, Meggie Froman-Knight graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU EDI) during the OU EDI Fall 2021 session. Froman-Knight serves as the Executive Director for the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA). OU EDI is designed to provide professional economic developers with up-to-date knowledge and tools...

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Click to read What is Business/Retail Attraction? A word from Meggie-Froman Knight article

What is Business/Retail Attraction? A word from Meggie-Froman Knight
October 23, 2021
- One of the most common questions our economic development team is asked is how we recruit businesses and retail locations to Claremore, or “Why doesn’t Claremore have a (insert your favorite store or restaurant)?”. Attraction is undoubtedly one of the more “eye-catching” elements of...

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Click to read Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council article

Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council
October 6, 2021
- Each year, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognizes the world’s best economic development programs, marketing materials, initiatives and leaders through its Excellence in Economic Development Awards. The Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) was awarded with a Silver Rank for its 2020 Annual Report. The honor was...

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Click to read Honoring and Remembering the Incredible Life of Dr. Keith Ballard. article

Honoring and Remembering the Incredible Life of Dr. Keith Ballard.
September 28, 2021
- Today, we honor and remember the incredible life of Dr. Keith Ballard. For the past seven years, we have been honored to have Dr. Ballard's knowledge, expertise, and passion for education guiding the development and implementation of CIEDA's talent development efforts. Under his leadership, CIEDA's workforce portfolio...

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Click to read Dutch Bros is coming to Claremore! article

Dutch Bros is coming to Claremore!
September 14, 2021
- CLAREMORE, Okla. (Sept. 14, 2021) – Dutch Bros Coffee, a leader in the drive-thru coffee category, is coming to Claremore! Dutch Bros was founded in 1992 when two real-life bros bought a double-head espresso machine, cranked up the stereo and started experimenting with 100 pounds of coffee beans. What can customers expect from their...

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