Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce 2020-2021 - Page 18

18 GREATER ENID CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2019- 2020 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS • Progress continued on the Kaw Lake water pipeline project. The project will provide a diversified, sustainable water source for Enid. • Vance Air Force Base increased pilot training from 300 to 375 pilots annually. • Enid retail sales are on pace for the Billion by 2025 Plan. • Koch Fertilizer Enid has announced another major plant expansion will begin in 2021. • Wind development investment in Garfield Co. has topped $1 billion and new projects are underway. • Enid Public Schools is completed the final school improvements from the $93 million school bond approved in 2016. The competition gym and fine arts center are open. • EPS Fowler Early Childhood Learning Center opened on the NWOSU-Enid campus. • New $2.5 million terminal at Enid Woodring Regional Airport was completed. • Best Western Glo, Enid’s new downtown hotel, is under construction. • Enid Brewing Company and Settlers Brewing Company are open in Downtown Enid. • New restaurants opened in Enid’s West Garriott retail corridor. • A new movie theatre, trampoline park, restaurants and other retail development at The District have been announced. • Work on Enid Soccer Complex continued. The facility will be a great asset for expanding athletics tourism. • Enid is investing in infrastructure and quality of life improvements (water resources, road upgrades, and parks & trails). • Stride Bank Center is bringing outstanding entertainment events to NW Oklahoma and helping expand Enid’s visitor industry. • Community wayfinding signage plan is being implemented.