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Click to read How does literacy rate tie to overall regional economic success? article

How does literacy rate tie to overall regional economic success?
March 2, 2022
- On March 2, people across the country will come together to celebrate Read Across America Day. This annual event aims to inspire and motivate young readers and provides educators, caregivers and parents with various resources and activities to help encourage reading 365 days a year.  According to the National Center for Education...

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Click to read  Grant Funding Propels Growth at Claremore Regional Airport article

Grant Funding Propels Growth at Claremore Regional Airport
February 18, 2022
- Last week our team had the opportunity to publicly announce that Claremore was one of 28 communities selected by The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce) to receive funding to support the development of new industrial sites to market. The Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) was one of 39 organizations to...

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Click to read  Claremore to receive funding to increase economic development opportunities article

Claremore to receive funding to increase economic development opportunities
February 3, 2022
- The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Claremore was one of 28 communities selected to receive funding to support the development of new industrial sites to market. The Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) will utilize these funds to bolster growth and development at the Claremore Regional Airport.  ...

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Click to read Workforce essential component of successful economic development strategy article

Workforce essential component of successful economic development strategy
February 2, 2022
- A robust talent pool is essential to a successful economic development and retention strategy. Six years ago, the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) shifted its focus to emphasize developing a strong, business-centered workforce program. Since its inception, CIEDA's talent development initiatives have received global awards and recognition...

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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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