Oklahoma and Texas, along with the rest of the world, are getting back to something resembling pre-Covid life. For those of us in economic development, that means in-person gatherings and a few less virtual meetings.
Manufacturing is a vital and growing part of the Oklahoma economy. Employing over 140,000 people across the state, manufacturing has grown approximately 10% since 2010. Events of 2020 hit manufacturers across the country especially hard, forcing many to examine supply chains as well as their own capabilities. To aid Oklahoma companies in this endeavor two new state programs are rolling out this month.
Without question the gem of economic development in Ardmore is the Ardmore Industrial Airpark. Over the years it has developed into a hub of industrial and aviation activity for Southern Oklahoma.