Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
Oklahoma City was ranked second by Brookings' MetroMonitor for Economic Performance during the recession. Brookings looked at employment, wages, output, and housing conditions among the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S.
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A workshop to help Oklahoma health researchers create partnerships with investors and pharmaceutical companies is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center, 655 Research Pkwy., Suite 100.
The workshop is part of the Accelerate workshop series developed by the Oklahoma Bioscience Association to help Oklahoma-based bioscience companies accelerate their success in the marketplace.
Speakers will include John Wetherell, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; John "Wick" Johnson, who is senior director of metabolic and endocrine diseases and is in charge of worldwide business development at Pfizer; Gerry Martin, who has licenses experience with Abbott Laboratories; and Thomas Shoaf, Stifel Private Markets.
Registration fees for the workshop and networking reception range from $10 to $60. For information, visit,www.OKBio.org
Sponsors of the workshop include i2E, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Presbyterian Health Foundation and PhRMA. The sponsors of the networking reception include Bank 2, Charlesson and Cytovance Biologics.