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One of my major concerns about strategic plans that are developed for a multiyear time period is that they invariably do not anticipate changing economic and social phenomena. Case in point: Although the Cuero Development Corporation Strategic Economic Development Plan, October 2011, did stat...

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The nearly vacant Heritage Park Mall in Midwest City hasn’t created a decline in its neighboring retail center. The Town & Country shopping center on N. Air Depot Boulevard is 90 percent occupied. The only vacancy was left after Payless shoe store closed its location in the ce...

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ENID – Retail consultant Rickey Hayes said Enid has the same challenge other tertiary cities face. He said the big-box retailers don’t see the data they want when looking at tertiary cities. He said he tries to give those companies a city’s full story. “Data without a b...

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ENID, Okla. — Enid could be experiencing some major new retail developments in the near future. During an Enid Regional Development Alliance luncheon Thursday afternoon, Rickey Hayes, a retail development specialist in partnership with the city, revealed that three potential tenants have ex...

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After reviewing five proposals to direct the development of the new Strategic Economic Development Plan, the Cuero Development Corporation chose Alysia A. Cook of Opportunity Strategies, LLC of Austin, Texas to complete this endeavor. Starting in March, 2019 this four (4) month project will provi...

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Despite recent closures, economic and retail development in Enid on the rise with new openings and prospects, city consultant says   ENID, Okla. – Although Enid has seen a number of business closures in the last year or so, the city’s economic development continues to trend up...

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A drop in base compensation for a retail consultant, and an incentive related to Lahoma Courts are included in a contract set to be considered during an Enid City Commission meeting tonight. Enid Economic Development Authority — made up of Enid City Commission — will consider renewing...

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ENID, Okla. — Enid’s retail market has grown over the past seven years, and officials continue to work on attracting businesses and restaurants.“I think the important thing to understand with the retail market in Enid is that over the last seven years, we’ve gone from around $650 million in total re...

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