Past Activities

Sponsorship of significant international activities in partnership with the office of Oklahoma Secretary of State, Oklahoma Department of Commerece, and others from the private, public and non-profit sectors. Recent activites include:

  • Sponsorship of major international events including the annual hosting of Consuls General visits to Oklahoma, Day at the Capitol for international students, facilitation of the U.S. Passport application process by state legislators, and other events.
  • Hosting of conferences and workshops that bring together organizations with diverse international missions to share thought on needs and accomplishments in the Oklahoma international arena.
  • Assistance to governmental and other organizations in the hosting of foreign visitors to the state.
  • Bi-monthly GIT meetings held at the Department of Commerce, which include program of international interest
  • Social and networking events
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With over two decades of experience in economic development, Dr. James Collard has an array of achievements to his credit. From chairing the Foreign Direct Investment Committee to working on the conception and ongoing development of the Iron Horse Industrial Park, his journey is sure to motivate and inspire.

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By: Kinnee Tilly Members of Select Oklahoma an Economic Development Partnership and the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team met on March 23 at 10:00 a.m. for the annual gavel ceremony at the Oklahoma History Center. Governor Kevin Stitt honored the contributions of outgoing Oklahoma Economic Development Corporation (OEDC), Chair Lisa Powell, outgoing Governor’s Economic Development and […]

People around the world find themselves in the midst of one great, shared experience. Social distancing and large-scale quarantine measures became the norm in the months of March and April for many in the U.S. Colleges and schools stand empty, workplace conversations take place on laptops around kitchen tables or, in many industries, not at […]