Oklahoma – The State of Success

Vol1 iss4 2015

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2 O K L A H O M A – T H E S T A T E O F S U C C E S S ON THE COVER: Image by k tsimage/iStock CONTENTS 8 L E T T E R F R O M T H E G O V E R N O R Gov. Mary Fallin knows there isn't a one-size-fts-all solution for the needs of businesses. 10 T A L E N T P I P E L I N E D E V E L O P M E N T No state is building a pipeline of STEM talent quite like Oklahoma. 12 T R A D E & S T A T E O R G A N I Z A T I O N S The Department of Commerce's Global Division provides Oklahoma businesses with a variety of market-entry services for exports. 14 T H E O K L A H O M A E X P E R I E N C E Businesses selecting Oklahoma are in for an unprecedented amount of support. 18 E N T R E P R E N E U R S U C C E S S With i2E Inc. and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, the state is determined to help start-ups thrive. 22 E N E R G Y C O S T S A N D E N E R G Y D I V E R S I T Y While known by some as an oil and gas state, Oklahoma also boasts a portfolio of robust renewable resources. 24 I N F R A S T R U C T U R E I M P R O V E M E N T S Investment is fowing into Oklahoma's transportation infrastructure in an effort to make living in, working in and visiting the Sooner State an enjoyable experience no matter how you get around. 27 E X P O R T I N G F R O M O K L A H O M A International exports from the state support more than 36,000 jobs, with Canada, Mexico and Japan as the top destinations. 30 P O R T S & E X P O R T S Despite being hundreds of miles from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Oklahoma businesses have become players in international commerce. Photo credits top to bottom: Offce of the Governor; iStock; Tulsa Port of Catoosa 2 015 - 2 016 | v o l . 1 i s s u e 4 M O R E >>> p. 8 p. 30 p. 10

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