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.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber announced today a group representing each of Tulsa’s target industries are growing their respective workforces, resulting in a significant number of jobs created across the region.
The companies that announced plans to expand their workforces are Atalaya Resources, Janeway Machine, M&M Machine, Persimmon Group, Melton Truck Line and Verinovum. Together, these companies will add nearly 300 new jobs across the region.
Spartan College offers first FAA approved aviation maintenance program for transitioning military
By Casey Smith, Business Writer
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.
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.
An ongoing economic development initiative aimed at attracting high-paying jobs to the region is gearing up for another five years.
On Monday evening, regional business leaders, local elected officials, Mayor Dewey Bartlett and Gov. Mary Fallin gathered at Southern Hills Country Club for the annual meeting of Tulsa’s Future, an economic development initiative led by the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
The meeting touched upon accomplishments for Tulsa’s Future this past year while looking ahead to the plan’s next five-year phase, which begins in 2016.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.