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February 20, 2014

Officials break ground in North Park district

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NORMAN —

“It’s a good program,” Inhofe said. “In Oklahoma, we perform miracles.”

The overall project cost is around $27 million. Wilson said the project was not designed to compete with local developers but will be an office park with “large sites and Class A amenities.”

“We expect this project to provide Norman a competitive advantage over other competing communities,” Wilson said.

The vision for economic growth must be supported with strong private sector participation, according to Pedro Garza of the EDA.

Garza was a one-time migrant worker who rose to have a position with the EDA’s 5th District.

“We know that infrastructure is the key to development and growth,” Garza said. “We’re builders in EDA.”

Garza said it is gratifying to be able to match local dollars and help make the hopes and dreams of communities a reality.

Joy Hampton

366-3544

jhampton@

normantranscript.com

 

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