Articles by Janet Yowell

About Janet Yowell

Janet Yowell is the executive director of the Edmond Economic Development Authority. The EEDA exists to offer resources that stimulate the growth of Edmond’s economy by creating and maintaining an optimum environment for both new and existing businesses, offering services that facilitate the growth and expansion of those businesses and generating opportunities to increase the sales tax base of the city of Edmond.

Janet is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute (OU/EDI) and Leadership Edmond Class VIII. She was named the 2019 Citizen of the Year by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and one of the 2006 50 Women Making a Difference by The Journal Record. Janet is also a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Edmond and was named their 2020 George Mikesell recipient.

The EEDA and its services

By Janet Yowell | March 2, 2021

The Edmond Economic Development Authority exists to assist new businesses in Edmond and our existing business community. It is the job of this organization to offer resources that stimulate the Edmond economy’s growth either through new and expanding business or by increasing the sales tax base of the city. The EEDA offers an Edmond Economic…

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Positive economic statistics from 2020

By Janet Yowell | February 2, 2021

Thank goodness it’s finally 2021! Looking back at the past year, we have learned many lessons about what is most important in life, what we can do without, and how we should really wash our hands! Our city tallied up several positives statistics as we ended the year. Sales tax revenue, residential activity, and commercial…

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Budget projections and federal grant program

By Janet Yowell | January 5, 2021

Edmond is continuing to keep up with budget projections after receiving the latest sales tax check. Combined sales and use tax receipts total 6.65% through the first six months of the city’s fiscal year. What makes this report even more impressive is the fact that last year’s sales tax was a substantial increase of almost…

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Economic activity on the uptick in Edmond

By Janet Yowell | December 1, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year in so many ways. Fortunately, Edmond has seen some positive news in commercial and residential activity. Commercial permits are up 50% from this time last year. This year’s permits include a new McDonalds on the west side of I-35 and Covell with SSM Health (St. Anthony’s) and Integris beginning…

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