On the path forward 2022: Building a resilient community is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in January, February, March and April 2022. The sections are 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 Feb. 6, 2022, focuses on Economic Development.

Other sections include:

• On the path forward 2022 Building a resilient community: Health and Wellness, Jan. 30, 2021

• On the path forward 2022 Building a resilient community: NWOK Ag & Energy, Feb. 20, 2022

• On the path forward 2022 Building a resilient community: Education, March 6, 2022

• On the path forward 2022 Building a resilient community: Military Impact, March 20, 2022

• On the path forward 2022 Building a resilient community: Excursions, March 27, 2022

• On the path forward 2022 Building a resilient community: Faith, April 10, 2022

• On the path forward 2022 Building a resilient community: Community Service

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❝We are a lot more than the 55,000 people who live here. We support a large trade area west and north of here, for people who come to shop and go to our hospitals. That’s what makes Enid the regional hub for northwest Oklahoma.❞

Lisa Powell, executive director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance

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❝When the plant runs more smoothly, our team can focus on optimizing processes, which creates a better employee experience and more fulfilling work.❞

Mike Kleis, senior vice president of operations for Koch Fertilizer Enid 

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❝We will have more room which to do the things they have to do. The rooms will be larger. The bathrooms will be larger and a lot better. You can imagine what standards were in effect in the early 1980s when we were drawing up plans for the current buildings. They have changed quite a bit.❞

Greer Center Executive Director Hugh Sage

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❝We are local people covering local news. We have local faces, names, addresses, etc. You see us at the grocery store or at the ballgames or special events. We are Enid and Garfield County.❞

Cindy Allen, publisher and editor for the Enid News & Eagle