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As the U.S. sees an increase in onshoring of operations from automotive manufacturers and suppliers, Oklahoma is poised to become the next automotive hub. Combine its robust supply chain support system, access to renewable energy and strong manufacturing workforce with easy access to midwestern and southeastern U.S. states, and Oklahoma quickly rises to the top of the site selection list.

Meet the Oklahoma Team

Oklahoma is committed to helping your company achieve success in our state. The Oklahoma Team offers the highest quality, one-stop professional assistance to make that happen.

Jimmy Cagle - Automotive Director
Jimmy Cagle
Automotive Director
With an outstanding workforce, a diverse power supply, a strong and growing local supplier base and an excellent business climate, this state has everything our business needs to succeed.
Tony Aquila, Investor, CEO & Chairman, Canoo
With an outstanding workforce, a diverse power supply, a strong and growing local supplier base and an excellent business climate, this state has everything our business needs to succeed.
Tony Aquila, Investor, CEO & Chairman, Canoo
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An overview of the Automotive industry and key selling points for automotive operations in Oklahoma.

The Auto Battery Show 2022 Partner Directory

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Ardmore Development Authority

William Murphy, President & CEO

“The Ardmore Development Authority, a public trust of the City of Ardmore, Oklahoma, serves as its economic development agency. The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Additionally, the ADA operates the Ardmore Industrial Airpark. The park is home to the recently announced Global Transportation and Industrial Park as well as the Ameripointe Logistics Park, a BNSF Certified Site. Combined, these assets provide significant development opportunities for the aviation, manufacturing and distribution sectors.

More information is available at www.ardmoredevelopment.org.

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Greater Oklahoma City Partnership

Kim Wilmes, Vice President of Economic Development Programs 

The Greater Oklahoma City Regional Partnership is an economic development initiative comprising more than 10 counties dedicated to the growth and prosperity of central Oklahoma – a region of more than 1.5 million people.

The Partnership leverages regional economic development organizations – chambers, cities, counties, economic development organizations, utility companies, higher education institutions and others – to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of the region as a superior business location.

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Lawton/Ft Sill Economic Devp. Corp

Brad Cooksey

Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is a community of diverse industries and offers businesses a reliable infrastructure and transportation network. Companies can depend on the area’s power, transit, and communications networks, to keep their businesses running. I-44 connects Lawton with Tulsa, Oklahoma City, DFW and other metropolitan areas. Lawton also offers easy access to I-35 and I-40.

The OK SW Rail Industrial Park is served by Stillwater Central Railroad and has three large available tracts: 212 acres, 320 acres, and 480 acres. All utilities are to park boundaries. All due diligences have been performed.

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Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Garrett Wright

AEP- Public Service Company of Oklahoma (AEP-PSO) is an operating company within one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, American Electric Power (AEP). AEP delivers safe, reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states and owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system. AEP-PSO has a strong commitment to economic development and growth within our communities and works closely with partners on expanding or relocating companies The AEP Economic Development team is nationally recognized as an industry leader in the utility industry for economic development. In Oklahoma, AEP-PSO serves over 230 communities in Oklahoma.

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