Building on Tradition is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in February, March and April 2019. The section is designed to feature individuals, businesses and organizations in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma that work every day for the betterment of the region and its residents. This section, which published March 3, 2019, focuses on Economic Development in Enid and the area.

Other sections include:

• Building on Tradition: Health and Wellness, Feb. 24, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Northwest Oklahoma, Feb. 24, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Education, March 10, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Arts & Entertainment, March 17, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Agriculture & Energy, March 31, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Faith, April 7, 2019

• Building on Tradiiton: Community Service, April 14, 2019


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“Liquor stores are the only place you can get liquor. Being capped off at 15 percent alcohol, they can’t give you a fine port, and they can’t tell you which one of these three chardonnays are the best,” Lunday said. “You’re not going to get the customer service in the grocery store, especially like over here.” — Erica Lunday, manager of Rock Island Liquor & Wine


“The past 10 years has seen historic levels for investment in our infrastructure, quality of life venues and private industry growth,” she said. “This investment must continue.” — Lisa Powell Enid Regional Development Alliance interim executive director


"We want to create a culture of innovation, focusing on entrepreneurship and starting business in Oklahoma. We need to be telling our success stories. ... We have businesses big and small, urban and rural, that are growing." — Brent Kisling, exectutive director, state Department of Commerce