Workshops + Trainings

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s Research Team conducts workshops around the state to assist local governments and economic development professionals.

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Oklahoma Works Together Regional Workshops

The Oklahoma Workforce Advisory Team along with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce will hold five workshops at strategic locations in Oklahoma to assist communities in the implementation of the new plan and with the application process to becoming a Center of Excellence.

Each workshop will allow for up to fifty participants. Please plan on registering your key people as space will be limited to five per organization. 

All events 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Lunch provided.

Please contact Sherry Alexander for assistance at 918-825-3500 or

Northeast Oklahoma

Friday, January 24
Pryor – Rogers State University

Northwest Oklahoma

Tuesday, January 28
Enid – Autry Technology Center – Oklahoma Room

Central Oklahoma

Thursday, February 13 – Morning Session
Midwest City – Rose State College Professional Training Center

Thursday, February 13 – Afternoon Session
Midwest City – Rose State College Professional Training Center

Southeast Oklahoma

Wednesday, February 26
McAlester – Kiamichi Technology Center

Southwest Oklahoma

Tuesday, March 3
Duncan – Red River Technology Center

RFP Workshops

Responding to a Request for Proposals (RFP) can be a daunting task, but is critical in attracting businesses to your location. Learn how to find the data you need for your proposals with a free 2-hour interactive workshop with direct applications for business recruitment and development in your community.

Workshops include an overview of the RFP and site selection processes, followed by a hands-on tutorial with Department of Commerce researchers on sources, databases, and strategies to help you fill out RFPs for your community.

Upcoming Workshops

December 3, 2019 – Durant

January 7, 2020 – Sapulpa  

February 4, 2020 – Wetumka

LocateOK Workshops

Learn how to showcase your community’s available properties on to attract new jobs and investment. You can also use LocateOK to create customized Census and community profile reports for a specified radius or drive time and look up incentive zones in your area.

Upcoming Workshops

January 15, 2020 – Cleveland  

For questions about RFP or LocateOK workshops, contact Jon Chiappe at 405-815-5210 or

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