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Community Workshops Scheduled for Fall 2021

The Commerce Research Team conducts workshops state to assist local governments and economic development professionals. This fall, the Research Team will host two “Know My Community, Grow My Community” workshops.

Know My Community, Grow My Community Workshops

One way communities can grow is by attracting and expanding businesses and residents. However, responding to a Request for Proposals (RFPs) from potential businesses or grants critical infrastructure can be a daunting task. Nevertheless it is still a critical component in attracting businesses and the people you want in your location. Learn how to find the data you need to put your community in the best light at this free, two-hour interactive workshop with direct applications for business recruitment and developments in your community. This workshop is for community leaders who want to learn about RFPs, state incentive programs, new programs from Commerce, recent laws that affect businesses, the latest tips on Census and redistricting.

Workshops include a brief overview of the RFP and site selection processes, followed by a hands-on tutorial with Department of Commerce researchers on sources, databases, and strategies to help you fill out RFPs, grants or other data needs for your community.

Know My Community, Grow My Community Workshop – Grove
Friday, September 24
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Northeast Oklahoma A&M College
1201 NEO Loop
Grove, Oklahoma 74344

Know My Community, Grow My Community Workshop – Stillwater
Thursday, October 7
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State University Library
216 Athletic Ave
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

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