EEDA launches proactive business retention strategy
Nothing is more important to Edmond’s economy than the businesses that operate here generating payroll, local spending and taxes. The future of these individual companies will have a substantial impact on the growth of the area’s economy, in fact it has been estimated that as much as 80 percent of the opportunities for new job creation comes from existing businesses in a community. In an effort to better serve the businesses and residents in our community, the Edmond Economic Development Authority is embarking on a campaign to assess the health of Edmond’s economic portfolio. In the coming months the EEDA will be contacting local companies to set up interviews to obtain detailed company background, industry trends, growth expectations and other factors that affect the company and its employees.
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UCO first to offer technology degree
The University of Central Oklahoma, in partnership with several two-year colleges and CareerTech Centers, will initiate a new pilot program this fall to offer a bachelor's degree for people working in technical professions. The pilot program will enable individuals with an associate's of applied science degree working in professions such as allied health, information technology, graphics communications, as well as other technical areas, to earn a bachelor's of applied technology degree through UCO. Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, June 10, 2004.
UCO jobs now listed online
The University of Central Oklahoma Hiring and Benefits Department recently implemented an online employment service that now allows for all UCO job openings to be posted online at http://jobs.ucok.edu. This new system will allow applicants to search positions, apply online and log back in later to check their status. This new system replaces paper applications and allows support documents to be attached to the application. The hiring department can then go online and review applications and materials. For more information, call UCO Hiring and Benefits at 974-2327 or 974-2662.
REAL ESTATE UPDATE
May Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Click here to view Edmond area commercial real estate transactions from May 2004. Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, May 20, 2004.
Oklahoma County land record images made available online
Land record images are now available for viewing by the public on the county's Web site at www.oklahomacounty.org/landrecords. In order to view the images a simple registration process is required. While the images are free to view and copy, there is a watermark written across each page stating, "not an official record." Courtesy of The Journal Record, June 4, 2004.
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