“They did not have to build Stanley Draper Lake or Lake Overholser at that time,” Kreidler said. “Edmond and Norman are cities that built great reservoirs long before they were needed.”
In December, Russell Evans, executive director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Institute at Oklahoma City University, told the Edmond City Council there’s a viable chance that Oklahoma City is poised to boom with economic growth in the coming decade.
How Edmond plans its piece of the economic pie could impact the prosperity of residents for generations to come, Evans said.
Of seven well-defined megalopolis areas in the U.S. in terms of population, Oklahoma City is part of the third-fastest-growing megalopolis extending on Interstate 35 from San Antonio to Oklahoma City and beyond to Kansas City. More than 1,000 people a month are moving to Oklahoma City.