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Why Enid?

At Enid Regional Development Alliance, we are continually sharing the benefits companies can experience when they locate in our community. In 2019, Enid was named the #1 Best City to Live in, in Oklahoma, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Why was Enid ranked number one? Enid brings a variety of benefits for companies and individuals that make Enid their home. Employers enjoy a lower-cost of doing business, a skilled and stable workforce, and a supportive community. Families and individuals benefit from short commute times, excellent education options, and a family oriented community.  

Here are a few responses from individuals who answered the question, “Why Enid”, supporting our belief that Enid is a great place to be.  

“I chose to stay in Enid because it made sense to raise a family here. Quality of life is one of the most important aspects of a community for me, and Enid checks that box. Having an adequate quality of life in the community helps retain businesses and community members. You no longer have to leave Enid to find a place to shop, dine, or be entertained. With two breweries, a large variety of shops and restaurants, quality community events, and much more, there’s never “nothing to do” in Enid!” – Natalie Beurlot, Main Street Enid Director 

“My ‘Why Enid’ is because I feel like it is a great community for families and people in general. There are so many opportunities to grow and get involved. I lived in Tulsa for 4 years and decided to return to Enid because it is truly “home.” – Whitney McClure, The Modern Thread Owner 

“As a family, we chose Enid Public Schools (EPS) for the community and opportunities it provides our children. We have children in elementary, middle, and high school and at each level, there are opportunities provided for students to succeed in the learning environment best suited for them. They are also given opportunities to explore areas outside of the traditional classroom.  EPS is a community of students, teachers and families that provide the foundation we want our children to be built on to better the world around them.” – Torry Turnbow, Parent of three EPS students and member of EPS School Board  

“PT was founded in Enid in 1951 by my grandfather, RC Parrish. At that time RC was living in Ponca City and commuting to Enid to get the business up and running.  The decision to build up PT in Enid over the years is because of the people in this community. The employees at that time were mostly farmers or were people who grew up on farms. We believe the work ethic of people in Enid is still reliable today and is aligned with our core values and culture.” – Matt Parrish CEO, President of PT.  

Enid is a great place for people to live, work and raise a family. We hope that other families looking for a place where they can grow a business, grow a family and enjoy traditional American values will feel welcome here. If the past year showed us anything, it’s that communities our size provided a better quality of life than the dense urban areas and are recovering stronger post-pandemic. The future is looking brighter than ever. Do you have a “Why Enid”?  Share it with us by visiting www.growenid.com.  

Lisa Powellhttp://www.growenid.com
The Enid Economic Development Corner provides insight into economic development and the impact it has on our community. Our hope is to engage readers learn more about the work that goes into making Enid the best place to live, work, and grow.



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