Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 19

CBD businesses with more than $1 million of permits in this category. The retail category has also been strong, totaling $4.5 million in commercial permits. Downtown Edmond, defined as the area from 9th Street and Broadway north to Danforth and west of the railroad tracks to the west side of the Universit y of Central Oklahoma campus, has continued to grow. Yowell said 2019 has seen $2.3 million of commercial permits for downtown Edmond. “This year has been much stronger in downtown Edmond,” Yowell said. “We think we will continue to see strong numbers in downtown for a couple of years. We are at a point where we are growing towards a vibrant downtown communit y. Vibrant means open later than 6 p.m. We have a significant amount of restaurants now. I think it is also a result of the success of downtown Oklahoma Cit y investors who are looking for their next project and are moving up to Edmond to look at our market.” Looking ahead to 2020, Yowell said there will be a continuation of activit y in downtown Edmond as well as along the U.S. Interstate 35 corridor. EEDA’s annual Economic Preview will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Edmond Conference Center. The event will include discussions from Yowell as well as Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell. Edmond Economic Development Authority Thanks to our January 2020 Featured Business! Venue 102 Opened: September 2016 Number of Employees: 2 Product/Service: Event space for weddings or events of all kinds. Website: Venue 102 and other Edmond businesses will be featured in the EEDA’s newsletter, The Arrow. To view past issues of The Arrow, visit Edmond News, Photos and Events The Business Times of Edmond, OK Local Government Schools,Public and Private TV Weekly TV Guide aNd MorE! Everything You Want And Need To Know! January 2020 | The Business Times 19