New Statewide Economic Development Organization

10 Feb 2021


OKLAHOMA – Economic developers from across Oklahoma convened this week to form a new corporation, Select Oklahoma an Economic Development Partnership, Inc. The new organization takes the place of the Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) and the Governor's Economic Development Marketing Team (GEDMT). Job one of Select Oklahoma is supporting statewide efforts to recruit new and retain existing primary jobs and capital investment in the state. In addition to marketing efforts, the corporation will support a healthy economy for the State of Oklahoma through legislative advocacy, education, training and development and professional collaboration.

The organization is led by the following professionals:

Chair - Kinnee Tilly, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

Vice- Chair - Mita Bates, Ardmore Development Alliance

Treasurer - Janet Smith, Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Secretary – Michael Davis, Oklahoma Finance Authorities

Past-Chair - Lisa Powell, Enid Regional Development Alliance

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