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Old 02-25-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: plano
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Six towns are finalist for the top prize offered by Small Business Revolution, Deluxe. My mom told me about it, apparently its a tv shown and the winner is a top small town that receives $500k funding from the show to do a make over of main street and then feature the town main street in a TV show showing before and after..


Durant, Ok, Corsicana, Tx, Camus, Wa., Canon City, Col, Washington , NC., Searcy, Ark. are the six finalists. This is the talk of little Durant these days until the winner is announced
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Interesting how the competition is departing from always making contenders be stagnant towns or worse. Durant is one of the fastest growing towns non metro towns in Oklahoma.
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Six towns are finalist for the top prize offered by Small Business Revolution, Deluxe. My mom told me about it, apparently its a tv shown and the winner is a top small town that receives $500k funding from the show to do a make over of main street and then feature the town main street in a TV show showing before and after..


Durant, Ok, Corsicana, Tx, Camus, Wa., Canon City, Col, Washington , NC., Searcy, Ark. are the six finalists. This is the talk of little Durant these days until the winner is announced
Camus WA is a suburb/exurb or Portland, OR. Canon City isn't fair from Pueblo, CO, Washington, NC is close to Greenville, Corsicana and Durant are just a little ways outside of Dallas Metro. Searcy, is kind of a stand alone.

It ought to be interesting but I hope Camus, WA doesn't win. They have some advantages.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: plano
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The web site says the winner will be announced sometime today. I know much of Durant is hoping for a win. Thanks for the assessment of locations Eddie. The top 20 included one location I am very familiar with that is Taos NM,

My 95 year old mom gave me the impression Durant applied and has in past years too for this opportunity. I saw 10000 towns applied this year and Durant is one of the final 6. There are multiple episodes hosted by Ty Whittington. About the renovation of the main strees business selected from the final 6 so a lot of good exposure for the winning town.

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Old 02-26-2019, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I would only want to live in a small town if it's growing, because it's enjoyable seeing new construction going on leading to new stores opening. Seeing new homes being built is nice, too. It gives off positive vibes for the future well being of the town.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Durant lost: https://kfor.com/2019/02/27/oklahoma...town-makeover/
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:45 AM
 
Location: plano
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Yes I saw, I also learned too late that it was winner selected by vote. Most of those towns it was up against were population of 20k vs 17k or so for Durant.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:18 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Close but no cigar
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Old 03-02-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Yes I saw, I also learned too late that it was winner selected by vote. Most of those towns it was up against were population of 20k vs 17k or so for Durant.
Certainly I would have liked for Durant to win but my other favorite was Searcy because it was the most isolated of all the towns.

I can remember when Durant was known for the college and not much else. They've come along way.
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