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-based Delaware Resource Group has been awarded a Command and Control training contract by the U.S. Air Force, company officials said Tuesday.
The Oklahoma City-based company will provide contract academic training, courseware development, distance learning services and staff support services at 11 locations, said Philip Busey Jr., vice president of public relations and government affairs for Busey Group of Companies.
The company is immediately moving into transition phase to begin work on the contract scheduled to begin March 1, Busey said. The contract, which exceeds $30 million over four and half years, will add about 45 people.
"What's really significant about this is we're an Oklahoma City-based company that has been awarded two major prime contracts for the Air Force in the past year," he said. "That's a really big deal, it doesn't happen often."
Philip Busey said the company, which now has operations in 12 states, has been working on a bid process for the past year.
Founded in 2002, DRG has operations in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wyoming and performs training services for four military aircrafts and natural gas field service operations in the Powder River Basin.
Last February, DRG was selected by the Air Force for a five-year, $40 million contract to provide E-3 mission crew training and courseware development at Tinker Air Force Base. DRG had been a subcontractor on that program since 2002. Last April, the company was also awarded a subcontract for work on a Marine AV-8B program at Yuma, Ariz., and Cherry Point, N.C.