NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:
Last week, I received a card from the Norman Chamber of Commerce showing Norman’s economic growth was behind Moore, Oklahoma City and the state.
Norman’s sales tax growth was 3.1 percent, or half of Moore, Oklahoma City and the state. It wasn’t a loss but could be considered steady growth.
Our Chamber feels like we need more growth to provide for more police, firefighters, funding for Norman’s streets and to foster economic prosperity. Yet, at the federal and state levels, most are cutting back on these and other services. Maybe our growth pattern is a balanced approached?
I think we need more statistics to make a more accurate assessment.
The Norman Transcript’s headline March 25 announced that Oklahoma health rankings are improving and Cleveland County is one of the healthiest in the state. Don’t you think we’re doing something right as compared to Moore and Oklahoma City? Even Toby Keith loves Norman, as do all of us who live here. Way to go, Norman.