Welcome Walter Day

Jessica Nickerson#ShawneeProud, Business Before Hours, Economic Development, Economic News, Latest

Join us forWELCOME WALTER DAY!December 1, 2021 Welcome Walter Day  gives you 3 opportunities to meet our new Shawnee Forward Economic Development Lead, Walter Baker.  Welcome Walter Day Schedule: BreakfastShawnee Forward Lobby 7:15AM – 8:30AMRSVP for Breakfast @ marketing@shawneeforward.com One on One MeetingsShawnee Forward Lobby 9AM – 3PMRSVP for your 30 minute 1:1 Meeting @ marketing@shawneeforward.com Happy HourShawnee Country Club 4PM – 6PMRSVP to Happy Hour @ marketing@shawneeforward.com …

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Proposed State Economic Development Legislation

Jeremy DavidsonEconomic Development, Economic News

We received this list of proposed economic development legislation and would love to get your feedback. Please download and read through the PDF here. Contact us at ceo@shawneeforward.com if you have something you would like expressed to our local representation regarding these proposed bills.

Round Two

Jeremy DavidsonEconomic Development, Economic News, Monday Memo

Even when things all around us seem chaotic, the business of business goes on.  This past week saw us submit more information on a project that has us connected to a foreign manufacturer who was looking for a new place to produce their products.    We are convinced that RIGHT HERE is a good place for someone to consider doing …

Mental Wounds

Jeremy DavidsonEconomic Development, Economic News, Monday Memo

These past 90 days have been a whirlwind of activity.  At the same time a bunch of projects have been reviewed and worked on, throw in a series of Holidays, some that created a lot of second Mondays, and you can understand why we might have felt we were going off the rails on the crazy train. Economic development is …

But Wait, There’s More

Jeremy DavidsonEconomic Development, Economic News, Monday Memo

Over the past few months, quietly there have been a lot of individuals working together with investors and leadership from out of state, who wanted to acquire the STI manufacturing facility north of town on Wolverine Road.   You have heard us state before that economic development is a team effort and building a team that wanted to see this …

Pro-Pipe USA LLC Breaks Ground on Citizen Potawatomi Nation Iron Horse Industrial Park Site

Jeremy DavidsonCitizen Potawatomi Nation, Economic Development, Economic News, Economy, Tribal News

Tribal leaders, congressional representatives and local officials recently welcomed Canadian firm Pro-Pipe USA LLC to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, for the pipeline manufacturer’s groundbreaking ceremony at Iron Horse Industrial Park. “Pro Pipe USA’s investment in Iron Horse will help to drive economic development in Oklahoma,” said Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett. “Iron Horse …

Slide Decks from State of the Governments Presentation

Jeremy DavidsonEconomic Development, Economic News, Economy, Forward Motion Vlog, Government, Inside Shawnee, Policy, State of the Government, State of the Governments

It was a crowded room at the State of the Governments Presentation this past week at Gordon Cooper Technology Center. We heard from Pott. County Commissioner Melissa Dennis, Shawnee City Manager Chance Allison, and Shawnee Mayor Richard Finley. Several have asked for notes from the meeting and we have included links to the slide decks below. Melissa Dennis Presentation Shawnee …

State of the Governments is Thursday, October 10th at 11:30am

Jeremy DavidsonEconomic News, Government, State of the Government

In just a couple of weeks, Pottawatomie District #1 Commissioner Melissa Dennis, City Manager Chance Allison, and Mayor Richard Finley will be sharing the activities and challenges their government agencies are facing, and how they are working on those areas together and independently.    No doubt the information they will be sharing with those in attendance will be timely and provide …

Shawnee Next Horizons Comprehensive Plan

Jeremy DavidsonCity Policy, Development, Economic Development, Economic News, Forward Motion Vlog, Government, Inside Shawnee, Policy, Shawnee Forward

The Shawnee Comprehensive Plan provides a vision for the future of Shawnee with a focus on priorities, policies, and public investments over the next 20 years. This plan will offer a vision and provide direction for how to create the best future possible. Use the link below to see the Boards from the Open House that was hosted at Shawnee …