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.
According to Directorship Magazine, the state of Oklahoma ranks high among states “for business” due to our low litigation rank, favorable tax climate, low costs of living and labor and high quality of life. Among others, Oklahoma ranked better than neighbors Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.
(June 1, 2009)
State News Service
The following information was released by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce:
Find out how your manufacturing business can become part of the emerging wind industry supply chain. Oklahoma manufacturers: Are you interested in learning about the following:
New business opportunities in the exploding wind industry supply chain market;
Current global trends driving market demand for key components in an already sold-out supply chain;
The wind industry supply chain structure and the kinds of components needed;
What wind industry OEMs look for in their suppliers; and, Where (or if) your manufacturing business fits in the wind industry supply chain?
What: Oklahoma Wind Supply Chain Workshop
When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009; 7:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Student Union, 7777 S. May Avenue
Cost: $95 per person (before noon Monday, Oct. 12); $105 after Oct. 12
Payment Options: Credit cards and advance payment preferred
Online registration: www.okcchamber.com/events (Page 2 of the events calendar)
Space is limited, so register today!
If you operate an Oklahoma manufacturing business that produces power electronics, control systems, hydraulics, fasteners, brakes, blades, nacelles, or supplemental equipment such as ladders, elevators, hoists, fire suppression, lighting, or meteorological equipment, then the Oklahoma Wind Industry Supply Chain Workshop is for you.
If you operate a foundry, forge, machine shop, or fabricating plant in Oklahoma, then the Oklahoma Wind Industry Supply Chain Workshop is for you.
The Oklahoma Wind Industry Supply Chain Workshop brings Ed Weston, Director of the Great Lakes Wind Network (GLWN) and one of the most popular panelists at Wind Commerce 2009, back to Oklahoma--along with Matt Garran, GLWN Technical Director--to help our manufacturers capitalize on the many opportunities offered by the domestic and international wind industry.
Workshop sponsors are: the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and Oklahoma Gas and Electric.
7:30 a.m. Doors open/registration and continental breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcoming comments
8:20 a.m. GLWN welcome and workshop overview
8:30 a.m. Supply chain success story
8:45 a.m. New opportunities/global trends QandA
9:30 a.m. Networking break
9:50 a.m. Wind supply chain structure QandA
11 a.m.Networking break
11:20 a.m. OEM requirements and next steps for Oklahoma manufacturers QandA
For questions about registration or the Workshop, please contact Melissa Rajeski, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, 405-297-8921, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Lakes Wind Network (GLWN) is a non-profit, manufacturing-based component head hunter for wind industry OEMs and a resource for manufacturers across the country. GLWN, founded in 2007, is helping to increase the domestic content of North America's wind turbines