Oklahoma Archives

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… With Larry V. Parman, Secretary, Oklahoma Department Of Commerce


Oklahoma Secretary Parman recaps plans for energy conservation, logistics, and natural gas exploration in the state.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative


Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative


The five Promise Zones—San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

Xcel Energy To Grow Wind Power By 30%

Xcel Energy Wind Growth.  (Image: PRNewsFoto/Xcel Energy.)

With proposed projects in the Upper Midwest, Texas/New Mexico and Colorado, the wind energy provider hopes to lower costs while cutting emissions.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With
Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders


WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Hertz Announces Corporate Headquarters Relocation To Florida


Hertz chose Lee County, FL primarily because of its diverse community appeal, work force availability, and accessibility. The company worked closely with Florida Governor Rick Scott as well as other state and county government and business leaders throughout the decision-making process.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange


The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who are responsible for finding new locations for their businesses.

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards


Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: The “Space” That Keeps Us Grounded

Ardmore, OK

Aerospace and defense brings us closer to friends and further from foes. With an effect on everything from jobs and travel to military advances and communications, be it home or away, this innovative industry helps keep our nation secure and highly functional. From the March/April 2012 issue.