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Contact: Nicole Boyles
March 12, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) hosted its annual Economic Development Day at the state Capitol Wednesday. The event provides an opportunity for economic developers from all over the state to meet with elected officials to help get the message out about the importance of economic development programs to their communities.
“Economic development groups want Oklahoma to be the most competitive state in the nation for business growth and expansion,” said Brent Kisling, Executive Director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance and current OEDC President. “Our message to lawmakers is to keep our programs in place that have been proven to be successful and key to Oklahoma’s recent economic boom.”
Economic Development Day included remarks from Governor Mary Fallin, Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb and legislative leaders along with a discussion of key legislation that would impact economic development efforts.
“OEDC has long been a staunch ally for policies that bring jobs and capital investment to Oklahoma,” said State Chamber Senior Vice President of Political Affairs and Advocacy Mike Jackson. “Economic developers are at the front lines of improving Oklahoma’s communities and lawmakers need to hear from them about how to keep the momentum moving forward.”
At an evening reception at the Governor’s Mansion, the 2014 OEDC Legislator of the Year Award was presented to Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Schulz.
“Senator Schulz has long been a friend of the economic development community,” said Lyle Roggow, chairman of OEDC’s Legislative Affairs Committee. “He worked behind the scenes to help Senate leadership garner support for pro-business legislation and has personally cast courageous votes to keep Oklahoma competitive.”
Photos from the day’s event can be found by clicking here.
For more information about OEDC, or for the full 2015 legislative agenda, visit www.oedc.net.