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Macy's dedicates new regional distribution center

The Tulsa Regional Chamber joined elected officials and Macy's corporate officers for a ribbon cutting at the company's newest distribution center Thursday. Culminating a two-year collaborative project involving dozens of area stakeholders, this Chamber-led economic development milestone is the largest jobs announcement in Oklahoma in the last 10 years.

Milo's Tea Co. invests $60 million in new production plant in Owasso

Officials at a news conference Wednesday, May 1, heralded the arrival of Alabama-based Milo’s Tea Co., which is spending $60 million to build a production facility in an extension of the park just east of the Macy’s Fulfillment Center in Owasso.

The 108,000-square-foot center, which will create 110 jobs, marks the first out-of-state expansion for the family-owned beverage maker. The facility is scheduled to open in September 2020.

Organizers scrapped a scheduled groundbreaking at the site and moved the news conference indoors to Tulsa Tech-Owasso.

Tulsa’s Future surpasses capital investment goal of $1.1 billion

Tulsa’s Future, the regional economic development partnership of public and private investors led by the Tulsa Regional Chamber, recently surpassed its goal to generate $1.1 billion of new capital investment in northeast Oklahoma between 2016 and 2020. Currently, more than $1.107 billion in capital investment projects are underway in the region.

American Airlines announces nonstop service from Tulsa to Los Angeles

American Airlines announced daily nonstop service between Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will begin on April 2, 2019.

The announcement follows a lengthy, strategic effort by airport, Tulsa Regional Chamber and City of Tulsa officials to secure daily nonstop service to Tulsa’s second most popular destination – the Los Angeles Basin.

Ingredion hosts ribbon cutting, adds 60 jobs downtown

Ingredion officially opened their downtown Tulsa shared service center in December.

The opening followed an aggressive 120-day plan that — with the help of Tulsa’s Future — identified and hired about 60 high-quality employees. The hiring schedule was accomplished all while renovating space their new employees began filling in November.

Their success was celebrated just before Christmas with a ribbon cutting that included several local leaders alongside Ingredion’s senior staff.

Mayor G.T. Bynum makes national TV appearance to pitch Amazon

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum made a strong case Thursday morning on national television for why Tulsa should attract Amazon’s HQ2 attention.

Bynum appeared on Fox Business’s Mornings with Maria alongside Mayor Mark Boughton of Danbury, Connecticut, to speak about the national “bidding war” for Amazon's second headquarters as Thursday’s deadline for proposals expired.


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