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What Happened After the Last HQ2 Competition - Urbanophile
When I traveled to Oklahoma City for the first time a few years ago I was shocked to discover that in the civic narrative of the city’s transformation – it’s origin story if you will – the triggering event for change was losing a competition for a United Airlines maintenance facility in 1991 to Indianapolis.
urban-planning  oklahoma  oklahoma-city  Aerospace  industry-clusters  economic-development-news  HQ2  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Meeting Economic Challenges Head On in the Southwest - Area Development
Although the energy-industry recession has hit the Southwest region hard, economic diversification has drawn corporate locations and expansions in the high-tech, financial services, and data center sectors.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  manufacturing  Matt  regional-reports  texas  arizona  new-mexico  oklahoma  high-tech  financial-services  data-centers 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Google Effect Rubs Off on Schools in One Rural Oklahoma Town - The New York Times
Students at Pryor High School study robotics. Elementary schools have basic computer programming classes using free laptops, online collaboration software and Wi-Fi spread across this small town in Oklahoma’s Green Country.
Around-the-web  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  Google  tech  high-tech  technology  rural-economy  rural-economic-development  education 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Xcaliber International Expands Operations In Pryor, Oklahoma - Area Development
Xcaliber International, a privately-owned manufacturer of 4th tier tobacco products, completed a major addition to its manufacturing plant in Pryor, Oklahoma.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  manufacturing  agribusiness  agriculture  tobacco 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Catoosa Test Facility Completes Expansion In Pawnee County, Oklahoma - Area Development
A state of the art oilfield testing facility for companies who are innovating new drilling, completion, and production petro physical technologies, Catoosa Test Facility completed a $2.5 million dollar expansion at its facility in Pawnee County, Oklahoma.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  oil  energy  drilling 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Back in Top Spot Again - Area Development
What’s it take to be recognized as a top state for doing business? On one hand, it’s a complicated question to answer, because there are a lot of factors that go into that kind of a reputation. On the other hand, you can get a pretty good idea of what it takes by checking out the attributes of some of the states that top the list.
area-development-features  Matt  jobs  manufacturing  top-states-for-business  Georgia  south-atlantic  south-carolina  texas  southwest  tennesee  south  louisiana  alabama  Florida  indiana  midwest  north-carolina  mississippi  ohio  Nevada  mountain-states  california  pacific-states  kentucky  arizona  arkansas  oklahoma  Michigan  new-york  mid-atlantic  south-dakota  plains  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  government-policy 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Commercial Metals Company Opens Micro Mill In Durant, Oklahoma - Area Development
Commercial Metals Company and its subsidiaries that manufacture, recycle and market steel, metal products and related materials, started construction on CMC's second technologically advanced micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  metal  manufacturing 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
O’Connor: TIF districts create growth - The Journal Record - Oklahoma City
Planning development across Oklahoma City is crucial for progress and growth. We have gone to great lengths to improve blighted areas and encourage businesses to develop infill.
One method for encouraging development in these areas is through tax increment financing, or TIF. Amongst many other approaches, the use of TIF has created a positive impact over the years in OKC.
tax-increment-financing  oklahoma  economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-347-top 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Workforce 2025: What does tomorrow's economy look like? - Tulsa World
Competition with other cities and even countries, local business leaders and educators have pointed out, isn’t so much a choice as it is necessary. In a global economy, Tulsa and Oklahoma’s workforce must continue to evolve and learn the skills necessary to compete or the jobs it now relies on will move overseas.
regional-reports  workforce-development  skilled-labor  workforce-training  tulsa  oklahoma  Around-the-web  this-week-338 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Mexico-Based Industrias Bachoco Plans Fully Cooked Facility In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Area Development
Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico's leading producer and processor of poultry and other food products, plans to acquire a fully cooked facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  oklahoma-city  location-USA  FDI  food-industry  food-processing 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Joplin MO-KS-OK Region Provides Food Processors With Good Highway Access - Area Development
The seven-county Joplin region provides food processors with efficient access to raw materials — including wheat, corn, and cattle as well as affordable fresh water — and to more than 30 million people within a 350-mile radius.
economic-development  site-selection  food-processing  missouri  midwest  Kansas  plains  oklahoma  southwest  agriculture  area-development-features 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Commercial Metals Company Plans Durant, Oklahoma, Micro Mill - Area Development
As the location for its second technologically advanced micro mill Commercial Metals Company selected Durant, Oklahoma. According to the firm, this new investment in Oklahoma will mirror CMC's existing micro mill in Mesa, Arizona.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  metal-industry 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: A Rosy Economic Outlook in the Southwest U.S. - Area Development
With healthy jobs reports and numerous announcements for new and expanded facilities, the Southwest States will continue their economic growth.
area-development-features  regional-reports  southwest  economic-development  site-selection  texas  arizona  new-mexico  oklahoma 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Plans Polyethylene Pilot Plant In Bartlesville, Oklahoma - Area Development
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company plans to build a state-of-the-art polyethylene pilot plant at its research and technology facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
area-development-news  matt  chemicals-industry  oklahoma  southwest  technology-center 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Select Energy Services Opens Water Solutions Facility In Grady County, Oklahoma - Area Development
Select Energy Services, a company that provides strategic water management services from sourcing and transfer to reuse and disposal, launched the new Pecan Hill Water Solutions Facility in southeast Grady County, Oklahoma.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  oklahoma  southwest  energy  water-availability 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Linde Process Plants Invests $2.4 Million To Expand Fabrication Facility At Tulsa Port Of Catoosa, Oklahoma - Area Development
Linde Process Plants will invest $2.4 million to expand its existing fabrication facility into a two-story, 13,000 square-foot structure, located at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Oklahoma. The project includes construction of a new office building and the expansion of a trial fitting area.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  oklahoma  southwest  tulsa  gas 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
ONEOK Partners Plans Natural Gas Processing Facility In Oklahoma - Area Development
ONEOK Partners, L.P. plans to invest approximately $365 million to $470 million to construct a new 200-million cubic feet per day natural gas processing facility, dubbed the Knox plant, in the Oklahoma counties of Grady and Stephens. The facility will be designed to gather and process natural gas from the emerging South Central Oklahoma Oil Province.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  energy  natural-gas  oklahoma  southwest 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
GE Oil & Gas Begins Construction On Global Research Center In Oklahoma City - Area Development
GE Oil & Gas started construction on 100,000 square foot Global Research Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and announced a Technology Collaboration Agreement with Devon Energy Corporation to accelerate the development and testing of products in the field.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  research-center  oklahoma-city  oklahoma  GE  energy  oil  gas  natural-gas 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
BizJet Launches Expansion With New Tulsa, Oklahoma, Facility - Area Development
BizJet International unveiled its newest 40,423 square foot facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Green Valley Center, near Pine Street and Garnett Road. The remodeled facility is home to BizJet's new engine teardown product line. At least 60 jobs are being added as part of the newly-announced expansion.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  tulsa  oklahoma  southwest  aerospace  jobs 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Macys Invests More Than $170 Million In Direct-To-Consumer Fulfillment Center In Tulsa County, Oklahoma - Area Development Online
Macy's Inc. expects to invest more than $170 million to build a major direct-to-consumer fulfillment center near Owasso in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The site, located strategically near the intersection of 76th Street North and Lakewood Avenue, about 12 miles north of Tulsa, will include the latest technology in material handling equipment and warehouse management systems.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  fulfillment-center  tulsa  oklahoma 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
ION Geophysical Corp. Opens Oklahoma City GX Technology Center, Upgrades Houston Computing Hub - Area Development Online
A provider of geophysical technology services for the global oil and gas industry, ION Geophysical Corporation, expanded its seismic data processing network with the opening of its GX Technology center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and significant upgrade to its Houston, Texas, high performance computing hub.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  technology-center  houston  texas  oil  gas  oklahoma  oklahoma-city 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Rolls-Royce To Open Depot Services Facility At Tinker Air Force Base In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Area Development Online
Rolls-Royce will open a new engine depot services facility at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to support the US Air Force Global Hawk fleet. The company has been awarded a $49 million contract to establish the new facility, which is expected to begin operations in 2015.
automotive-industry  oklahoma  oklahoma-city  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Whirlpool Corporation Plans A $18.8 Million Investment At Its Tulsa, Oklahoma, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
Whirlpool Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, plans a $18.8 million capital investment in its Tulsa, Oklahoma, manufacturing plant, adding around 150 new employees in 2014. The project is part of Whirlpool Corporation’s plan to invest more than $1 billion in its U.S. operations.
tulsa  manufacturing  jobs  oklahoma  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The Southwest MSAs - Area Development Online
With 13 of the top 15 regional leaders, Texas is the star player in the Southwest, which also includes Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Since 2010, no state has added more jobs than Texas, and the state continues to attract multibillion-dollar investments across a range of industries.
jobs  oklahoma  metros  leading-locations  arizona  texas  economic-development  new-mexico  site-selection  msas 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Vacuworx Invests $10 Million To Expand Its Tulsa, Oklahoma Facility - Area Development Online
Vacuworx Global, a supplier of lifting technology for the oil and gas sector, is expanding its regional operations center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a new training facility and the addition of more than 40 local staff.
tulsa  jobs  energy-industry  oklahoma  economic-development  site-selection  matt  energy 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Australian-based Ferra Engineering Expands Its Grove, Oklahoma, Production Facility - Area Development Online
Ferra Engineering, an engineering company that specializes in the custom design, manufacture, assembly and test of aerospace structures and sub-systems, will expand into a new location in Grove, Oklahoma. An Australian company, which also produces medical devices for the healthcare industry, as well as components for renewable energy systems, plans to hire 20 highly-skilled employees.
aerospace  manufacturing  jobs  location-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  oklahoma  production-facility  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Koch Nitrogen Invests $1 Billion To Build Urea Plant and Increase Production At Its Enid, Oklahoma Production Facility - Area Development Online
Koch Nitrogen Company plans to invest $1 billion to build a new urea plant and revamp its existing production processes at its Enid, Oklahoma facility. The improvements to existing processes, which will be implemented in stages over the next three years, are expected to increase fertilizer production at the facility by more than 1 million tons per year.
oklahoma  chemicals-industry  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Regional Review: Southwest Region a Top-Ranked Global Destination for Business - Area Development Online
The Southwest region does a stellar job of producing something that every state in the country wants desperately — job growth. Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas have generated nearly 357,000 new jobs over the past 12 months.
fdi  jobs  oklahoma  texas  arizona  southwest  taxes-incentives  economic-development  new-mexico  site-selection  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Taylor Forge Constructs New Tulsa Facility, Plans Workforce Expansion - Area Development Online
Taylor Forge Engineered Systems is expanding its gas processing and heat transfer business with construction of a 53,000 square foot manufacturing center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with plans to add up to 100 employees.
tulsa  manufacturing  jobs  oklahoma  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Justin McLaughlin to Head Tulsa Regional Chamber's Economic Development Office - Tulsa World
Justin McLaughlin is the new senior vice president of economic development for the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
tulsa  oklahoma  economic-development 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
GE to Open New $100 Million Research Center Focused on Unconventional Energy - GE Reports
GE will open a new $110 million innovation center and technology incubator in Oklahoma City focused on developing new technologies for mining shale gas and other “unconventional” sources of energy.
this-week-209  GE  oklahoma  around-the-web  research&development  oklahoma-city  green-economy  site-selection 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
GE to Build $110 Million Oil And Gas Global Research Center in Oklahoma - Area Development Online
General Electric plans to build a $110 million Global Research Center in Oklahoma, which will be dedicated to driving innovation and technological advancements in the oil and gas sector and bringing products to market faster. The new facility, which is GE Research’s first sector-specific Center, will initially create 125 high-tech engineering jobs, ranging from mechanical and electrical to systems and software engineering.
jobs  oklahoma  high-tech  research-center  economic-development  site-selection  engineering  matt  innovation  general-electric 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Swiss-based ABB Plans $14 Million Project To Expand Its Bartlesville, Oklahoma Facility - Area Development Online
Swiss-based ABB, one of the largest engineering companies, plans to significantly expand its Bartlesville, Oklahoma operation, with a $14 million dollar investment project that will see the firm add more than 250 engineering and manufacturing employees over the next decade.
manufacturing  jobs  location-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  oklahoma  economic-development  site-selection  engineering  matt 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Sawyer Manufacturing Moves Into Larger Tulsa, Oklahoma, Facility To Accommodate Expansion - Area Development Online
Sawyer Manufacturing, a designer and manufacturer of pipeline and welding equipment, started moving into its newly-constructed Tulsa, Oklahoma, facility as the company plans further growth in region.
manufacturing  tulsa  welding  u.s.-manufacturing  oklahoma  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Swedish-based SWEP Chooses Tulsa, Oklahoma, For Its Operations Center - Area Development Online
Swedish-based SWEP, a supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers for use in the heat transfer industry, will begin operations in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, with plans to initially hire 25 employees and grow its workforce to upwards of 50 employees by 2015.
tulsa  location-usa  jobs  oklahoma  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Verizon To Bring More Than 500 Jobs to Tulsa - Area Development Online
Verizon has announced that it is establishing a financial operations center in north Tulsa, bringing 500 high-paying jobs to the region. The work force will ultimately be scaled up to 700.
tulsa  jobs  oklahoma  verizon  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Oklahoma City pops back to No. 1 slot in economic rankings - Business Journals On The Numbers
Oklahoma's capital is No. 1 in January's index after briefly slipping to second place a month ago. December's leader, Austin, has dropped back to the runner-up position. The On Numbers Economic Index measures the relative vitality of all 102 major markets with populations of more than 500,000.
oklahoma  metros  economic-indicator-reports  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Borets-Weatherford Begins Expansion of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
Borets-Weatherford U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of a Russian-based Borets International, broke ground on expansion of its U.S. Headquarters, which will include construction of a 15,000 square foot research and development laboratory in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
site-selection  economic-development  tulsa  oklahoma  jobs  matt  oil  research&development  location-usa  taxes-incentives 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Oklahoma City goes 4-for-4 in national economic rankings - The Business Journals
The capital city of Oklahoma again holds first place in the On Numbers Economic Index, a monthly measure of the economic health of all 102 metropolitan areas with populations above 500,000.
around-the-web  This-Week-190  economic-indicator-reports  metros  oklahoma  ranking 
november 2012 by areadevelopment

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