Oklahoma Department of Commerce Launches Economic Development Project Portal
1 Apr 2021
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce) recently launched its Economic Development Project Portal in order to provide Oklahoma communities with increased access to requests for proposals (RFPs) for economic development project opportunities.
This effort is a result of a new comprehensive program undertaken by Commerce that focuses on community-level economic development training to improve Oklahoma’s competitiveness and ability to respond to RFPs. These efforts aim to increase the State’s inventory of project-ready sites; to accelerate private-sector investment in industrial and commercial projects; and to support the conversion of abandoned sites and obsolete facilities into actively-used, tax-generating properties.
“The site selection process is constantly evolving,” said Brent Kisling, Commerce Executive Director. “By having this portal available to Oklahoma communities, they can get the information they need to respond fully and promptly to a request. We want to make sure all Oklahoma communities have the opportunity to bring more jobs and investment to their area. This portal helps us level the playing field and bring increased opportunity to everyone.”