Articles by Sarah Dickson
About Sarah Dickson
Sarah Dickson is the communications director for the Edmond Economic Development Authority (EEDA). Sarah has been with the EEDA more than 10 years, serving in multiple communications roles. She is responsible for producing demographic, workforce, economic, and statistical reports as well as managing all communications for the organization.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU/EDI) and Leadership Edmond Class XXV. Sarah serves on the boards for the Public Relations Society of America – Oklahoma City Chapter and the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education. She is also an active member of the Oklahoma Venture Forum.
Sarah has earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) as well as the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
The Edmond Economic Development Authority 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. The organization offers services that facilitate the growth and expansion of those businesses and generate opportunities to increase the sales tax base of the city of Edmond. Each month, the EEDA features an Edmond business in the organization’s e-newsletter, The Arrow.Read More
The Edmond Economic Development Authority recently released the 2022 Edmond Economic Abstract. The 10-page economic profile, published annually by the EEDA and sponsored by Francis Tuttle Technology Center, contains demographic information including population, income levels, cost of living, crime figures, traffic counts and more. The 2022 Economic Abstract also features information on Edmond’s residential and commercial real estate markets, tax collections, and education information.Read More
The Edmond Economic Development Authority recently held the 2022 Economic Preview, sponsored by First Fidelity Bank. The EEDA has held the Economic Preview annually for the last 25 years. Originally, the event was a half-day seminar-style event with speakers from various sectors providing end-of-year updates as well as forecasts for the year ahead. Attendees were also provided the much anticipated Preview binder with print outs of all reports submitted from all the speakers. The event was a chance to receive useful and timely information that wasn’t readily available through many other sources.Read More
The Edmond Economic Development Authority has an e-newsletter called The Arrow that provides Edmond news and information as well as access to EEDA reports. The e-newsletter also includes a featured Edmond business each month. The featured business portion of The Arrow was created as an outlet for the EEDA to further support and promote the Edmond business community.Read More
An interesting and fun tool that the EEDA provides access to is the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Calculator. The calculator provides comparisons of prices across product categories. This information comes from the Cost of Living Index, which measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services and is based on more than 90,000 prices covering 60 different items for which prices are collected quarterly by various organizations in participating areas.Read More
The southwest corner of Kelly and Covell has seen substantial development over the last 15 years, beginning with the construction of Walgreens in 2006. The area really began to take shape when Lowe’s built a 170,000-square-foot location in 2008 and then was further defined when Uptown Grocery Company built a 50,000-square-foot location in 2011.Read More
Edmond continues to see strong sales tax collections. May collections totaled $6,683,225, and annual year-to-date totals for 2021 have increased more than 10 percent compared to the same timeframe in 2020. As municipalities in Oklahoma are primarily funded through sales tax collections, this growth is incredibly beneficial. However, it’s important that we not take these…Read More