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This pilot program as two “regions” in Oklahoma. A three county region (Sandstone Hills) and a five county region (Crossing Borders). Each region has a similar, but unique to that region, set of documents.

 

The Economic overview of the region snapshot provides an economic profile for the retail, entertainment, accommodations and tourism sector businesses in the region.  The community developed document highlighting perceived strengths, challenges and opportunities for the region.

 

  • Public Forum Presentation- January 24, 2019
  • Sandstone Hills: Strengths
    • Cultural Events
    • Career Techs
    • Infrastructure- Utilities, Roads
    • Tribal Presence- Cultural, Employment, Connections
    • Places to Visit
    • Parks, Lakes, Scenery
    • Passionate People
    • Pawnee County Seat
    • Cultural Events
    • Historic Places
    • History of Area
    • Agricultural Activities- Hunting/Fishing
    • Water Sports
    • Power Energy: Electric, Gas Pipelines, Wind, Solar
    • Infrastructure: Industrial Districts, Highways, Corps of Engineers
    • Education: Pawnee Nation College, Career Techs, K-12 Schools, Head Start
    • Cultural Heritage: Pawnee, Osage, Creek, Otoe
    • History: Native Americans, Ranches, Museums
    • Nonprofits: Churches
    • Landscape: Land (Sell/Lease). Rivers, Lakes, Parks
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Volunteer Base/People
    • Tribe-Pawnee, Osage, Creek
    • Historical Landmarks
    • Route 66- Roadside Attractions
    • Strengths
    • Career Techs
    • Ok Tourism/Agritourist
    • Low-Cost Living-Business Entry
    • Progressive “Small Shop” Mentality
    • Location – Hwy Access
    • People - Passionate
    • Great School System - Bristow
    • Great Parks
    • Natural Beauty - Lakes, Trails
    • Natural Resources, Bright Futures
    • Tribes
    • Monthly - Local Food Dinner Pres. Church
    • Cleveland Hospital
    • Beekeeping
    • Airport
    • Dari-Diner – 50 years old
    • Public Services
    • Parks, Lakes, Scenery
    • Culture, History, Museums
    • Pioneer Women
    • Architecture
    • Agriculture
    • Auctions
    • Events
    • Restaurants
    • Strength
    • Pawnee County Economic Dev.
    • Tribal Nations
    • Public Transportation
    • Ball Drop - Father Time
    • Pawnee Bill #1 State Park
    • Pawnee #8 In U.S. Authentic Western Town
    • Route 66
    • Freeland Theatre-Bristow Historic
    • Pioneer Woman
    • Tall Grass Reserves
    • Mercantile
    • Osage Nation
    • Osage Nation Casino
    • History
    • Volunteers
    • Supporting Businesses and Employees
    • Natural Environment
    • Tribal Presence
    • Cost of Living/ Real Estate
    • Geography
    • Real Estate Economy
    • Geology of Natural Resources
    • Annual Events and Other
    • Water
    • Commute Time
    • Strengths
    • Historical/Cultural Sites
    • Friendliness
    • Crossroads/Connective
    • Spatial Living
    • Access to Education Resources
    • Access to Capital
    • Health Care Facilities
  • Sandstone Hills: Challenges
    • Lack of vision
    • Low population- volunteers and customers
    • Lack of city planners
    • Lack of available employees and jobs
    • Lack of funding and resources
    • Promotion/ marketing/ exposure
    • Community involvement
    • Location
    • Resources
    • Generation gap
    • Transportation
    • Education
    • Rural vs. urban mentality
    • Being sheltered
    • Hospital closing
    • Moving people towards the same goal
    • Drug Use/ Alcohol abuse
    • Lack of quality/skilled workers
    • Lack of infrastructure
    • Regional Network/resources
    • Lack of foot traffic
    • Lack of Housing
    • Lack of vision
    • Resources/land
    • State Funding
    • Challenges
    • Division
    • Poor self image
    • High tax rate
    • Loss of ”main street”
    • Low wages
    • Lack of local meaningful jobs
    • Changes in shopping habits
    • Prices higher locally
    • Community support is a challenge
    • Industrial age thinking in informational age economy
    • Lack of people with skills
    • Housing
    • Workforce
    • Higher paying employment
    • Empty/underdeveloped land and properties
    • Lack of city planners
    • Lack of public listings/advertisement
    • Affordable foods/fresh-healthy
    • Segregation of resources
    • Not enough people” (volunteers,customers)
    • Housing Shortage (buying rural property creates disconnect with community)
    • Funding For Arts
    • Advertisement is expensive
    • Abandoned building (some refuse to sell)
    • Rental options limited
    • Challenges
    • No motels/hotels
    • Access to Medical
    • Low per Capita income
    • Affordable rental property
    • Daycare
    • Infrastructure-aging systems
    • Skilled Workforce and work ethic/ ration of workforce pool
    • Availability of jobs
    • Aged population
    • Negativity/ lack of vision
    • No growth mentality
  • Sandstone Hills:  Opportunities
    • Develop Social Media Plan for Region
    • Small Business Plans
    • Promotion of Resources and Collaboration Across Them
    • Create a Tour through Region to Highlight Resources
    • Brand Development in Communities and Region
    • Utilize Collaborative Business Practices
    • Restart Existing Initiatives (Ex. Pawnee Steam Show)
    • Brand or Rebrand Region (or towns)
    • Hip Camp / Air BNB
    • Regional Partnerships
    • Education of Workforce
    • Schools Teaching Local History
    • School and Business Partnership - Jr. Achievement
    • Pop Up Shows
    • Regional Consignment Auction
    • Corporate Partnerships
    • Employers Invest in Employee Education, add'l Skills
    • Cooperative Business Practices
    • Regional Advertising
    • Shop Group Sandstone Hills Oklahoma Promotions
    • Mentor Program - target kids’ retention and dropout prevention
    • Create Sandhills Networks to Pool Resources
    • Sandhills Directory (create)
    • Sandhills Tour
    • Sandhills website
    • Internship Opportunities
    • Opportunities
    • Social Marketing
    • INCOG CO-ED
    • Agri-Tourism
    • Grants
    • Public Transportation and Non-Profits
    • Training
    • New Businesses/Strategic Planning for Businesses
    • Vacant Buildings
    • Resources to Provide to Workforce
    • Small Governments Working Together
    • Common Goals
    • Social Media / Marketing
    • Collaboration can increase
    • Broaden Communication Between Volunteers and Existing Services
      Education
    • Tie backs to the community
    • Provides needs to the community in trade and technical
    • Resource Promotion
    • Community Facebook Page with Information Only
    • Event to Highlight Volunteer Opportunities and Needs
    • Marketing
    • Word Out
    • Public Relations
    • Things to Experience
    • Organized Efforts
    • Restart Existing Initiatives in Community – Steam Show, Radio, Etc.
  • Businesses
    • Consolidated Turbine (Bristow)
    • Vertical Aerospace (Bristow)
    • Jean Ann's School of Dance
    • Oklahoma Tire Recyclers
    • Sonic
    • Mazzio's
    • Pizza Hut
    • Beach House Restaurant
    • Lin Cuisine
    • Donut Palace
    • Cimarron Public Transit in Creek, Osage, Pawnee Counties
    • United Community Action Program
    • Bristow Dry Cleaners & Coffee Shop
    • Bristow Library
    • Click's
    • Farmer's Markets
    • Added Touch Florist
    • Bear Claw Coffee Shop
    • Rusty Armadillo
    • Red Door Flea Market
    • Hurricane Dixie Leather
    • Where The Buffalo Roam
    • Cornerpost Furniture
    • Rhinestone Alley
    • Spear's Furniture
    • Pawnee Lumber Yard
    • Poteet's Funeral Home
    • Lindo Vera Cruz
    • Pecan Grove
    • Marty's Tires
    • Ranch Burger
    • Simple Simon's
    • Insurance Agencies
    • Businesses
    • Tag Agencies
    • Schlotzsky's
    • Steak & Egg
    • Hillcrest Pharmacy
    • Chief (Stationary) Pawnee
    • J & J Custom Fire
    • Clip & Curl
    • Hair Salons
    • Real Estate Agents
    • Pawnee Readymix
    • Circle B
    • Pecan & Ag
    • Healthy Essentials
    • Arrowstop
    • Rt. 66 Nutrition
    • Express Personnel
    • Purple Penguin
    • Pawnee Nation College
    • Stockman's Mill
    • Casinos
    • Smoke
    • Edward Jones
    • Jones Law Office
    • Quapaw Rock Quarry
    • Barber Shop
    • Artisans On Main
    • Ugly Duckling
    • Ruth's Antiques
    • The Lunchbox
    • Gyms
    • Pecan Grove Motel – Pawnee
    • Freddie's Steak House – Mannford
    • Joseph's – Drumright
    • Businesses
    • Stone Wolf Casino (Pawnee)
    • Howler's Bbq – Pawnee
    • Spurs & Arrows
    • Pink Flamingo
    • Lavender Bench
    • Bristow Garden Center
    • Armstrong Bank – Pawnee
    • Sonic – Pawnee
    • Simple Simon's – Pawnee
    • Financial Consulting, Inc. – Pawnee
    • Where The Buffalo Roams – Pawnee
    • Wildflowers – Pawnee
    • Spears Furniture – Pawnee
    • Rhinestone Alley – Pawnee
    • Hillcrest Pharmacy – Pawnee
    • Click's – Pawnee
    • Reachburger – Pawnee
    • Los Arcos – Bristow
    • Los Hermanos Macias – Drumright
    • Sugar Plum – Drumright
    • Winn's Café & Grill – Mannford
    • Steer Inn – Mannford
    • Town & Country Hardware
    • Mannford Pharmacy
    • Pawnee Lumber
    • Pawnee Chief
    • Whites Grocery
    • Merle Norman
    • Cimtel
    • Central Tech
    • Meridian Tech
    • Pioneer Tech
    • Tri-Country Tech
    • Businesses
    • Drumright Hosp.
    • Bristow Hospital
    • Public Schools
    • Little Rain Song Loft
    • Pierce Arrow
    • Osage Outfitters
    • Salt Creek
    • Cedar Chest
    • Cliftons
    • Pioneer Woman
    • Ken's Convenience Store – Prue
    • Osage Plumbing
    • El Makahete – Cleveland
  • Events
    • Bristow Tabbouleh Festival
    • Bristow Wildflower Run
    • Wild West Show- Pawnee
    • Steam Engine Show- Pawnee
    • Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade-Pawnee
    • Dick Tray Day-Pawnee
    • Ok 100 Mile Yard Sale- Region
    • Pioneer Day- Cleveland
    • Old Town Saturday Night- Pawnee
    • Pawnee Bill Memorial- Pawnee
    • Annual Easter egg Hunt- Pawnee
    • Fireworks-Pawnee
    • Art of the Square-Pawnee
    • Festival of Lights- Pawnee
    • Spring/Fall Livestock Show-Pawnee
    • Cattle Women’s 5k Run- Pawnee
    • New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Bonfire, Father Time
    • Freedom Celebration-Cleveland
    • Christmas Parade- Cleveland
    • Live Theater > 2 Times a Year
    • Dances and Movies on Demand
    • Memorial Day Pow-Wow- On Square Ceremony
    • Cruise Night- Cleveland
    • Car Show-Sapulpa
    • Rodeo- Pawhuska
    • Events
    • Kids Fest
    • Ralston Labor Day Celebration
    • Ralston Christmas Celebration
    • Ralston Halloween Event
    • Pioneer Day
    • National Indian Taco Championship
    • Cavalcade
    • Street Party-Pawhuska
    • Chuck West Tournament-Bristow
    • Pumpkins in the Pork-Bristow
    • Oil Patch-Drumright
    • Boats, Melons and BBQ-Mannford
    • Craft Shows Spring/Fall-Mannford
    • Pawnee Nation Homecoming
    • Fishing Tournaments
    • Pawnee Wild West Show
    • Old Time Saturday Night Car Show- Pawnee
    • Pawnee Memorial Rodeo
    • Bristow Rodeo
    • Tulsa Raft Race on Keystone-Pending
  • Venues
    • Battle of Round Mt. Historical Society
    • Billy Vessels Statute – Cleveland
    • Buffalo Theatre – Pawnee
    • Cleveland Chamber and Tourist Center
    • Sneed Cabin
    • Drumright Museum
    • Drumright – Tidal School Winery
    • Forgotten Oklahoma
    • Bigheart Days - Barnsdall
    • Skeedre – Chief Baconrind Statue
    • Pawnee Bath House
    • Pawnee County Historical Society
    • Stage One Theatre – Cleveland
    • Sapulpa Historical Museum
    • Route 66 Auto Museum – Sapulpa
    • Route 66
    • Route 66 Car Show – Sapulpa
    • Murail Park
    • Boom Town – Drumright
    • Osage Nation Museums
    • Osage County Museum
    • Halleh Raceway
    • Drumright Historical Society
    • Pawnee Veterans Memorial
    • 3 Fruits and a Veggie Farm
    • Fred Drummond Home
    • Jelly Stone Park
    • Pawnee Municipal Golf Course
    • Briston Golf Course
    • Sapulpa Golf Course
    • White Hair Memorial
    • New Mannford Camp - Camping
    • Keystone Golf Course
    • Pirau Park – Pawnee
    • Briston Amphitheater
    • Tidewater Winery
    • Crosstimbers/Harbor District
    • Keystone Lake
  • Sandstone Hills: Retail Academy Economic Profile
  • Business Retention & Expansion: Key Findings from CREATE BRIDGES Survey Responses in Oklahoma
    Summary of Sandstone Hills Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Findings
  • Employee Perspectives: Key Findings from CREATE BRIDGES Survey Responses in Oklahoma

    Summary of Sandstone Hills Employee Perspectives Survey

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