Global Entrepreneur Summit in Kansas City: March 18-19

The United States Department of State will hold it’s ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kansas City in mid-March and there are a few remaining open spots for entrepreneurs from America’s heartland. U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon and Secretary of State – and Kansas’ own – Mike Pompeo will give keynote addresses. Learn about opportunities for your American small business to connect with international partners, you don’t have to…

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Oklahoma STEP Grant application process opens

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce announces the Oklahoma STEP Forward Enhancement Fund, part of the State Trade Expansion Program, an export promotion initiative that makes matching-fund grants for states to assist small businesses. This grant is funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. “The intent of this program is to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting, and to increase the value…

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Export USA out for May-June 2016

The country’s premier export promotion magazine is out in digital format for May 2016. Export USA offers Oklahoma exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services to 178 countries around the globe. Read the May-June 2016 edition here. It’s not just a good read though, as Export USA has connections that Oklahoma exporters need to market their quality products to a wide range of audiences. Rates for inclusion…

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Upcoming events for exporters from U.S. Commercial Service Northern N.J.

Shared via our resident New Jersey connection, OKGIT member George Lee of Red Devil Inc., these trade events and opportunities will be  hosted via our partners at the U.S. Commercial Service’s Northern New Jersey office in the coming month. Many of these are webinars, so no need to fly out to the Garden State! Complying with U.S. Export Controls Seminar – April 5 & 6, 2016 Export 101 Event at…

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Oklahoma exporters to benefit from Port of Catoosa boon in latest omnibus funding agreement

Manufacturers and exporters in the Sooner State are set to benefit from the recent passage of the $1.1 trillion omnibus budget agreement passed on Dec. 18, 2015. As noted in an editorial in the Tulsa World, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive a $1.2 billion budget increase, some of which may be used to upgrade the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, of which the Port of Catoosa is…

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Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s Robert Portiss receives White House Transportation Champions of Change award

Robert Portiss, director of the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority, was recently named a White House Transportation Champion of Change at a ceremony in Washington D.C. for his work in forging a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Port Operators Association. An editorial in the Oct. 13 Tulsa World described Portiss’ work on Oklahoma’s largest seaport, saying “Portiss has been the driving force and…

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China Town Hall in Tulsa: Local Connections, National Reflections

Another great opportunity to learn about the second largest economy in the world and a major player on the global stage as Tulsa, Oklahoma plays host to a “China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections” on Mon., October 5, 2015 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center. Hosted by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma, the East Asia Institute at the University of…

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Oklahoma’s MidAmerica Industrial Park to expand

Great news coming from the Journal Record, as MidAmerica Industrial Park launches plans for a $50 million expansion of facilities in Pryor, Okla. According to a Journal Record report by Kirby Lee Davis, the park’s remaining 4,000 acres of unused land could be put into development by 2020. The industrial park will also host the future MidAmerica Career Center, a workforce development project. Established in 1960, MidAmerica Industrial Park lies…

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