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Economic Development

Economic Development efforts strengthen our community and give support to existing businesses in Guymon. The Economic Development Council of the Guymon Chamber of Commerce provides support, training, and education to established businesses alike.

Efforts to develop and diversify local industry are focused. Guymon has a Certified Industrial Park and Enterprise Zone. Maintaining and expanding Guymon’s business districts is a continuous effort.

Guymon Chamber of Commerce works with the City of Guymon, Guymon Industrial Foundation, and Panhandle Regional Economic Development Coalition, Inc. to coordinate projects.

As an additional aspect of Rural Economic Development, the Legislative Committee works with city, county, state, and federal legislators and local businesses to keep each group informed on Legislative issues.

For information on population and demographics in Guymon and the surrounding towns, visit our Demographics page here.


Oklahoma Statewide Water Plan Information

A critical meeting was held on the morning of Friday, August 19th to discuss the new Oklahoma Statewide Water Plan. We must join together to keep our region growing strong! The future of agriculture and economic development in the panhandle and northwest Oklahoma could be at stake!  To read more about the new Oklahoma Statewide Water Plan that will change agriculture and economic development in the panhandle region, visit PREDCI’s OWRB page here.

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The State Chamber of Oklahoma has partnered with Governor Mary Fallin and we would like to be sure you know about an unprecedented opportunity to tell the Governor about your business and the issues that are important to you.

Just log on to www.FallinForBusiness.com and scroll down to the Take the online survey arrow. Click on the arrow to get started. Completing the survey takes about 15 minutes. We believe you will think it was time well spent.

Never before has an Oklahoma Governor asked every business owner and executive in the state, regardless of size, industry or location, to provide the data that will help guide economic development policies. We are proud to be a partner in that initiative.

If you are a business owner or executive, please log on and take the survey. After you’ve taken the survey, we hope you will tell others about it. Feel free to forward this information.

Thank you for your support.

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Click here for a short message from Governor Fallin
(this will take you to another website and the video takes a few minutes to load)


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PLAINS & EASTERN CLEAN LINE TEAMS UP WITH OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
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PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES MECHANISM TO SITE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT WHILE MINIMIZING IMPACT TO LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN

HOUSTON (July 18, 2012) – Plains and Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma LLC (Clean Line) and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a collaborative working relationship for lesser prairie-chicken conservation. The lesser prairie-chicken was identified as a species of greatest conservation need in the Oklahoma State Wildlife Action Plan and is a candidate species for listing as a federal threatened or endangered species. Under this agreement, Clean Line and ODWC will work together to minimize any adverse effects to the species from the planned Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project.
Read the entire Press Release here.


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PLAINS & EASTERN CLEAN LINE FILES APPLICATION WITH THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION SEEKING NEGOTIATED RATE AUTHORITY FILING MARKS ANOTHER STEP FORWARD IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT TO MOVE CLEAN ENERGY FROM OKLAHOMA TO THE MID-SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST

HOUSTON (June 29, 2012) – Plains and Eastern Clean Line (Clean Line) filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking negotiated rate authority for the transmission project. The Plains & Eastern Clean Line is an approximately 750-mile overhead high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line that will connect clean energy from western Oklahoma, northern Texas and southwestern Kansas with utilities and customers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and other markets in the Mid-South and Southeast. The project will deliver approximately 3,500 megawatts, providing enough energy to power the equivalent of over 1 million homes.
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