Convention center boosts Woodward economy

Community leaders expect the new Woodward Convention Center to help strengthen the economy in areas not directly related to the energy industry.

BY ADAM WILMOTH Published: August 17, 2012
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WOODWARD — Like many communities throughout western Oklahoma, Woodward is experiencing an economic boom sparked by the energy industry.

The landscape surrounding the northwest Oklahoma town is dotted with both wind turbines and oil and natural gas wells.

And like many...

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