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Inola preparing for new business moving in

Posted at 4:45 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 13:16:36-04

INOLA, Okla. -- Inola is preparing for a new company to move into their town. 

The business has not made the news public yet, so town officials cannot release who it is. 

But Rosalie Griffith with the Rural Economic Development of Inola or REDI said they will employ 300 people. The population of Inola is only about 1,800 people.

The town is already preparing for the company's arrival.

"I think any new business coming into town they look at your schools," Griffith said. "They look at your parks. They look at your infrastructure."

That is what Inola has been working on.

At Monday night's council meeting, there will be a vote on a resolution concerning "Complete Streets." The resolution will make Inola friendly for people who ride bikes, walk or drive.

Griffith said they are mostly compliant as it is, but they will add sidewalks to make it safer for kids to walk to and from school.

By passing the resolution, the town will be eligible for more grant money, according to Griffith.

There will also be a new million dollar park in Inola. The plan is to start construction during this winter.

Former Mayor Tommy Dyer now works in real estate in Inola. He has lived there his whole life. He is excited about what's happening in town.

"We've seen Owasso and Broken Arrow with tremendous growth the last several years, 20 years, 30 years, and we think it's our turn," Dyer said.

The hope is that Inola will have enough to offer people from this new company that they will live in the town and stay there.

Griffith also hopes the success of this company in Inola will bring others to the area.

An announcement should be made soon about which business is moving to town.


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