Tulsa welcomed more than 300 economic development professionals from across the nation for the International Economic Development Council's Economic Future Forum.
Drawing inspiration from the plan Tulsa has for its economic development future - prosperous, skilled, innovative and livable - this forum explored how private sector development, workforce and education, entrepreneurs and small business, and community development are the pillars that support broad-based economic growth and quality of life.
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.
On Tuesday, residents in Tulsa, Jenks, Owasso, Collinsville, Glenpool, Sapulpa and Tulsa County approved Vision propositions.
In Tulsa, the passage of each proposition will allow Tulsa to implement a balanced plan addressing the city’s needs on public safety, streets, public transportation, job creation and education.
Join IEDC in Tulsa, where we'll explore the pillars of future economic development.
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.
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.