What is something we take totally for granted in Oklahoma, add waste to it with limited restraint, pour millions of dollars into harvesting, refining and redistributing, and on a much broader scope could very well be the cause of the next world war? Depending where you live on this globe, it can either be a source of recreation or a cause of death. It is simply essential to life and yet there is nothing simple about it. I'm talking about water, that naturally occurring element made of Hydrogen and Oxygen available as a solid, liquid or gas.
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Today, five businesses in the Strate Center incubator are working on a dream of being an independent, thriving aspect of the community.
"We know it can be overwhelming. ... I want them to know we are their resource." — Meredith Westfahl, Strate Center
“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
Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce is available to businesses countywide, according to Jon Blankenship, president and CEO, and its mission is to foster economic development and improve the quality of life in Enid and surrounding areas.
When you think of economic development, small boutique shops in historic storefronts may not come to mind. But a walk around Enid’s downtown Square reveals one of the greatest drivers in Oklahoma’s economy: small, locally owned businesses.
Six months into the 2019 federal fiscal year, Vance Air Force Base is building on a number of recently completed and soon-to-be implemented infrastructure and technology projects.
"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