Governor Fallin to promote Oklahoma at 2015 Paris Air Show

Governor Fallin and a delegation of state officials from her cabinet, including OKGIT member and Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Deby Snodgrass, went wheels up on Friday for a visit to the 2015 Paris Air Show. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase Oklahoma as a top destination for the global aerospace industry,” Fallin told the Tulsa World. “We believe Oklahoma’s business climate, strong economy, educated workforce and high…

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Governor’s International Team well represented at 2015 Offshore Technology Conference

Among the estimated 94,000 attendees to this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas were several representatives from the Lone Star State’s northern neighbor, including members of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. Dr. Jim Collard of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Economic Development Department, John Curzon of CCK Strategies and Jennifer Springer of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce were on hand as group representatives for an evening reception co-sponsored by the…

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OK World Trade Conference 2015

Governor Fallin recognizes Oklahoma exporters at OK World Trade Conference

While the focus of presenters at the 32nd annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference was raising Oklahoma companies’ online profile and protecting their digital assets once there, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin was on hand to present awards to six companies for their more traditional exporting work. The 2015 Oklahoma Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting went to Broken Arrow, Okla.-based Control Devices Inc. The firm is a leading manufacturer of pipeline…

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(Left to right) Commissioner Larry Costello, Rep. Justin Wood, Chuck Mills, Sen. Ron Sharp, Shawnee Mayor Wes Mainord.)

Mills Machine Co. investment in Oklahoma recognized with state entrepreneur award

Closing out a successful 2014, Shawnee-based Mills Machine Company was honored by Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello for its innovative commercial success and investment in Oklahoman jobs. Commissioner Costello presented company owner and president Chuck Mills with the Entrepreneurial Excellence in Oklahoma Award. “I am constantly in awe of Oklahoma and the many successful and profitable private companies that I have been exposed to,” said Costello. “Each of these amazing…

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Desa Dawson.

Oklahoma State Department of Education program brings different kind of foreign investment to state

Kicking off the 2014 school year, public schools in Oklahoma City and Tulsa boasted a few new faces amongst its staff. Several certified teachers from Spain began their American-based teaching careers thanks to a three year visa program that aims to bring more bilingual teachers, specifically Spanish speakers, to serve the districts’ students. In Oklahoma City, 31 percent of the student population is English language learners, while in Tulsa the…

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