Norman-based firm provides weather data to the world

Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK

Whether the weather fascinates, frustrates, or frightens, weather is big business for Oklahoma.

In Norman alone, there are more than 1,100 people working in the weather industry. About 100 of those (nearly half are degreed meteorologists) are employed by Weather Decision Technologies (WDT), a firm that provides organizations with weather decision support on a global scale.

A confluence of geography and meteorological conditions makes Oklahoma the perfect place to study weather. A confluence of a different sort led Mike Eilts, WDT co-founder and CEO, on a path to start up an Oklahoma business that made the Inc. 5000 eight times and is growing about 25 percent a year.

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