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Turkey hunt gives Ardmore economy a lift

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ARDMORE, Okla. -- Oklahoma's Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell was in Ardmore on Thursday promote the area to businesses and site selectors.

Ardmore is one of eight cities chosen for the 32nd annual Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt.

"Ardmore's really one of our fastest-growing cities," Pinnell said. "You have so much going on here, from the industrial park, I-35, the airport, the tribal relationships we have in this part of the state. Ardmore's really red hot from an economic development standpoint."

The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce has always been heavily involved in the Turkey Hunt. President Mita Bates agrees with the lieutenant governor about the city's potential.

"We have amenities that larger communities don't share," she said. "Our proximity to the North Texas market make us an ideal place for businesses and industry to locate, relocate, or expand."

Other cities selected for Pinnell's turkey hunt this year include Duncan, Pawnee, Hugo, Elk City, Woodward, Alva and Okemah.

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