Elk City and SWODA Stars of the Southwest

posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:20 AM by Mary Peck

Impactful projects emanating from EDA’s Austin region were honored during the “Star of the Southwest” ceremony held as part of the 2017 Southwest Region Executive Directors Association (SWREDA) Annual Conference in Baton Rouge (July 26-28, 2017). SWREDA is a voluntary association of executive directors of Councils of Governments and Economic Development Districts across the five-state EDA Austin region.

City of Elk City and South Western Oklahoma Development Authority recognized for having made a measurable and positive impact. EDA’s investment of $2.25 million, part of a $3 million effort, helped the 160 acre Elk City Industrial Park make structural improvements that resulted in 200 jobs retained 150 jobs created. Internal paving of streets with curb and gutter provided improved access.

Other improvements included paving, grading, and adding drainage and intersection lighting to existing streets. Private investment into the Park’s original businesses totaled $7,750,000. The project was made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.