Senegence Is Helping Transform Sapulpa

When it was first announced almost 18 months ago that Senegence International was coming “home” to Sapulpa to build a huge new corporate campus, many of us in the community shrugged it off as a pipe dream. It’s easy to get cynical in a small town when big things are announced, but Senegence has proven time and again to be worthy of the hype. Senegence’s outspoken CEO, Joni Rogers, was born in Sapulpa; and she has been tireless in her efforts to bring the success of her company back to her hometown.

In the past 18 months, Senegence has:

  • Transformed an old building on Main St. into a business center, creating a number of jobs in the process
  • Created new jobs in the Tulsa metro at their new warehouse and factory in Broken Arrow
  • Bought out a couple of large old buildings downtown and begun the process of converting them into a collage of steakhouse, boutique hotel, and office space
  • Sponsored the Sapulpa Christmas Parade
  • Broken ground on a huge new corporate campus that promises to bring hundreds of jobs to Sapulpa
  • Built a new lighted sign on the corner of Main and downtown proclaiming Sapulpa the “Crossroads of America”
  • Made numerous other grants, donations, and sponsorships in the Sapulpa area

The best is yet to come however, as Senegence continues to move forward with the development of their properties and expanding their employee base in Oklahoma. Sapulpa recently expanded its city limits and acquired a $1.5 million federal grant to help expand and improve the water and wastewater infrastructure necessary to support Senegence and the expanded demands of a growing Sapulpa. It is expected that the mere presence of Senegence’s new campus will spark yet more development in the immediate surroundings such as new restaurants and hotels. In total, we are looking at a potential of 1,515 new jobs and up to $813 million in private investments made in Sapulpa in the coming years. That is unheard of for a town of just over 20,000 residents!

Sapulpa was already experiencing healthy growth before Senegence’s lavish treatments, but now we are heading into overdrive and no one knows how far we will grow over the next ten years. There has never been a better time to get in on the rapidly developing opportunity that is Sapulpa, OK.