Welcome to PREDCI
PREDCI is a non-profit organization funded by member donations that serves the Oklahoma Panhandle, Southwest Kansas, and the Northern portion of the Texas Panhandle.
We assist community Economic Development efforts, market the area as a viable region to do business, work with existing business on expansion possibilities, help organize community/county volunteers for economic development purposes and do presentations for area civic clubs, associations, events, Chambers of Commerce, and other groups interested in the economic vitality of the Panhandle Region.
Please have a look around our web site for more information on PREDCI and its clientele. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
DOWNLOAD THE PANHANDLE REGIONAL WATER PLAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Dec 2012) HERE
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Vicki Ayres-Portman Attends GEDMT Annual Retreat
PREDCI’s Executive Director, Vicki Ayres-Portman (pictured above second from the left in the second row) attends Governor’s Economic Development Marketing Team Annual Retreat/Conference in Sulphur, Oklahoma last week along with other team members, GEDMT staff and several key leaders of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
The Governor’s Team is a group of qualified economic developers that are selected from across the various communities of the state to help market the State’s Economic Development initiatives at State, National and International shows, call trips and meetings to help bring new and expanded business investment and opportunities to the state and to their prospective communities.
PREDCI, the Panhandle Regional Economic Development Coalition, Inc has been active across the region for the past two decades helping bring new investment, tax revenue and jobs to our communities. Over the past few years, PREDCI has also been responsible for getting various legislation passed and killed. Some of the negative legislation would have taken millions of dollars away from of our counties and schools…others that have been positive have given the panhandle a permanent seat on the Oklahoma Water Resource Board, setup Water Reuse in Oklahoma, extended State and Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credits and the passing of our first State Housing Tax Credit bill. PREDCI is a non-profit 501(c)6 funded by businesses and communities across the panhandle region.
Governor Fallin meets with PREDCI Director
April 10, Guymon, Okla: Governor Mary Fallin met with PREDCI Director Vicki Ayres-McCune today in Guymon. Gov. Fallin met with McCune to discuss current legislative issues directly related to the Panhandle such as housing and wind energy. McCune currently serves on the Governor’s Economic Development Marketing Team, and is also the Community and Economic Director for the City of Guymon.
New Study Reveals Statewide Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma.
Wind energy industry has invested more than $6.1 billion in wind farm development and construction in the past ten years.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A new study commissioned by The Wind Coalition Oklahoma office found that the wind energy industry in Oklahoma has invested more than $6 billion in wind farm construction and contributed more than $1 billion to the production of goods and services in Oklahoma and more than $340 million in labor income to the state.
“Wind energy is no longer ‘alternative’ energy,” said Curt Roggow, The Wind Coalition Oklahoma director. “It has become a mainstream, reliable and cost-effective source of energy for the people of Oklahoma.” Read the full story here.....