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Muskogee urban renewal projects focus on growth, jobs  Muskogee Carlos Diaz (right) and Eric Rodriguez, landscapers with G&G Landscaping, measure curbs in the Three Rivers Plaza shopping center, in Muskogee, where major development is underway. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa W...

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STEVEN RECKINGER/Tulsa World GLENPOOL - Residents of Glenpool and neighboring communities in about 18 months will no longer have to travel to Tulsa for emergency room visits, X-rays or lab work. On Tuesday, Saint Francis Health System officials announced plans for construction of a $23 million, 49...

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Consultant says Shawnee frontage roads create safety problems, congestion This master plan, once approved, will guide the redevelopment of an urban renewal project area located in northwest Muskogee. Urban renewal commissioners shifted their focus for future land purchases Wednesday after lear...

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By D.E. Smoot Phoenix Staff Writer | Posted: Sunday, August 9, 2015 2:30 am Muskogee County voters will decide on Tuesday whether eating and drinking establishments should be able to sell liquor by the drink, wine and strong beer on Sundays. The special election, authorized in June by county com...

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The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen heard from another retail-centric, economic development consultant firm at last night’s council meeting. Retail Attractions, LLC presented the board with a candid opinion of Holt Summit’s retail market. “As lovely as it is (Holts Summit), your co...

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The Glenpool City Council and Glenpool Administration has recently been attacked for spending money on consultants for economic development and related services.  Believe it or not, we have looked at cities who have had success and found that they all have a common denominator.  They eithe...

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Most of the 30,000 cities and towns in the U.S. have economic development staffs calling businesses in an attempt to recruit them. Liberal is no different. But like many of the other 30,000, trying to get to talk to the site selecting personnel for a retail company is almost impossible. One major...

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McAlester city councilors decided by a 4-to-1 vote to rehire an economic development consultant for another year at more than double his current rate of pay — but only after some pointed questions from several councilmen as to whether the city is getting its money’s worth. The city c...

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