Edmond Economic Development Authority
The Arrow - Edmond Business News

Introducing The Arrow!

Welcome to the new EEDA newsletter, The Arrow! This once monthly newsletter will feature business profiles, monthly EEDA reports, upcoming event information and relevant news and information for your business. If you enjoyed E-Journal or Commercial Corner in the past, we hope you will find The Arrow just as informative and useful.

Featured Edmond Business

Uptown Grocery Co.Uptown Grocery Logo

Date Established: 2/29/2012
Number of Employees: Approximately 200
Product/Service: Retail Grocer

After nearly 36 years in the grocery business, Hank Binkowski opened Uptown Grocery Co. at 1230 W. Covell Rd. in February 2012. The store was established as a new concept in the Buy For Less family, featuring specialty grocery items as well as mainstream brands.
Two years later, Uptown employs approximately 200 people. The store is community centric, offering health and wellness education, shopping tours led by the company's corporate dietician and parent-child cooking classes.
Uptown continues to improve upon their concept, most recently adding online shopping. Shoppers can visit to shop online and have grocery items ready to be loaded into their cars when they arrive at the store.
As the company receives requests for additional Uptown Grocery locations, their goal is to keep their core values the same and to always feel like family as the company continues to grow.

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Uptown Grocery Co. and all Edmond businesses featured in The Arrow during 2014 will be entered into the EEDA's Featured Business Award contest. A winner will be chosen from among the year's featured businesses and will be recognized at the Edmond Economic Preview in January 2015.

Monthly Reports

Business Barometer
The pulse of the local economy.
January 2014 Report

Retail Sales Tax Report
Sales tax information from NAICS Codes 44-45 & 72.
January 2014 Report

Sales Tax Per Capita Chart
Sales tax collections per person trend.
January 2014 Chart

City of Edmond Building Permits
January 2014 Permits

Edmond-Area Transactions
January 16-31 Transactions
February 1-15 Transactions

For more Edmond data and demographics, visit


2014 Economic Preview Reports

Thank you to everyone who attended 4o'clock 4cast presents: 2014 Edmond Economic Preview, sponsored by First Fidelity Bank!

Reports provided by local real estate experts, city leaders and education officials for the event are now available at

Hope to see everyone at the next 4o'clock 4cast event!

News & Information

Oklahoma Economic Report
A publication of the Office of the State Treasurer
View the report

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