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TRC celebrates expansion to Tulsa

Tulsa Regional Chamber president and CEO, Mike Neal and senior vice president of economic development Brien Thorstenberg, joined the Mayor of the City of Tulsa, Dewey F. Bartlett Jr., Tulsa County Commissioner, Karen Keith and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt at the at a ceremony to welcome TRC Companies, Inc. to the Tulsa community. 

The event, hosted by TRC and the Tulsa Regional Chamber, was themed "better together" and welcomed the former Willbros Professional Services staff to the TRC family and to introduce TRC to the Tulsa community. 

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

10/31/2015

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.

Bixby becomes the first city in Oklahoma to have fiber based gigabit Internet service

One of Oklahoma’s fastest growing communities is putting Oklahoma on the national broadband Internet map. Bixby joins a small but elite group of communities that have gigabit, or 1,000 Mbps, Internet connectivity for residential use. The Bixby area already has over 45 residential developments with roughly 4,600 homes served by fiber based Internet services supplied by BTC Broadband, a 100 year old telecommunications company headquartered in Bixby. Beginning with this announcement, all of these households will now have access to gigabit broadband Internet.

Cherokee Nation forecasts 1,000 new jobs with its new development

Cherokee Nation Businesses announced last week it will develop a new upscale retail center, Cherokee Outlets. The $80 million projectis expected to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the Tulsa region. Hundreds of construction jobs are anticipated, and the project is expected to generate $100 million in sales andattract two million visitors to the area annually.

Eastbound I-244 bridge over Arkansas River opens

A red ribbon gives the green light for traffic to start returning to normal across the Arkansas River in Tulsa. Both the east and westbound I-244 bridges have been replaced, and on Monday, Sept. 15, crews began removing the first of the detour routes in this corridor and allowing traffic to drive onto the new eastbound bridge for the first time.

Local business announces second expansion this year

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers plans to fill another 75 openings soon, in addition to the 46 new employees hired since the beginning of the year. The company recently announced it will relocate to a 520,000 square foot space in CenterPoint Industrial Park, adding 200,000 square feet to its current footprint and consolidating four separate locations. 

Tulsa’s Future bolsters regional, state economy

The Tulsa Regional Chamber-led Tulsa’s Future plan is playing a leading role in boosting economic development in northeast Oklahoma and bolstering the state economy. That’s what Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, regional business leaders and local elected officials reported at the annual meeting for Tulsa’s Future investors April 21.

Gov. Fallin touted the accomplishments of Tulsa’s Future, emphasizing the role northeast Oklahoma plays in the state’s economic development efforts.

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