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Chamber announces unprecedented regional labor market study

Having an educated, well-trained workforce has been a focus of chamber efforts for years. To assist with promoting the Tulsa region to prospective new companies, expanding businesses and site selection firms, the Tulsa Regional Chamber has taken on the task of thoroughly assessing the regional labor market.

Tulsa celebrates Economic Development Week

Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett signed a proclamation declaring May 8-14 Economic Development Week in Tulsa.

The International Economic Development Council created economic Development Week in commemoration of its 90-year anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.

Economic developers are charged with generating economic growth, creating better jobs for residents and facilitating an improved quality of life. The industry remains as complex, challenging and rewarding as ever.

Tulsa Regional Chamber concludes Tulsa’s Future II economic development program

Fifteen years into the 21st Century, the Tulsa region has experienced record job growth, investment and attracted world-class companies. Since 2011, 28,814 jobs have been announced through the Tulsa’s Future II program, with 15,355 of those jobs meeting the program’s target annual salary of $50,000 or greater. Due to the success of Tulsa’s Future II, the program’s initial goal of 10,000 jobs was increased in 2013 to 15,000 jobs for the program’s five-year term.

Spartan College offers first FAA approved aviation maintenance program for transitioning military

Spartan College offers first FAA approved aviation maintenance program for transitioning military

By Casey Smith, Business Writer

Tulsa World


Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology officials announced Friday the launch of a new aviation maintenance program designed to allow members of the U.S. armed forces to get a head start on a civilian career before exiting the military.

MidAmerica Industrial Park launches $50M expansion plan

PRYOR - MidAmerica Industrial Park has launched a three-pronged, $50 million-plus expansion plan that could make the park's remaining 4,000 acres developable by the end of the decade.

The effort mixes speculative construction with raw land preparation, said Chief Administrative Officer and Trustee David R. Stewart. The industrial park also will target workforce development by building the $10 million MidAmerica Career Center.


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