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The Statutes governing the Oklahoma Department of Commerce can be found in Chapter 70 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes

Administrative Rules for the Department of Commerce can be found in Title 150 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code and Register

Memorandums of Understanding

Pursuant to 74 O.S. §3121 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the following Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) are in effect involving the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and other agencies, departments or organizations. 

Community Development Block Grants - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has received allocations of CDBG Disaster Recovery funding (CDBG-DR) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Community Expansion of Nutrition Assistance Program (CENA)

In accordance with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s (ODOC) intent of the annual appropriations bill, the Office of Community Development (OCD) distributes the CENA Funds to Councils of Government and Area Agencies on Aging for distribution to eligible Multipurpose and Independent Senior Centers.

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Model State Plan

The State of Oklahoma Federal Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Application and Plan is available in draft form for public comment.

The public comment period regarding the draft plan will be open until August 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Written comments concerning the draft plan may be submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Community Development, 900 N. Stiles Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73104, or by email to linda.goode@okcommerce.gov. Comments received after 5:00 PM, August 23, 2019 will not be accepted.

A public hearing regarding the draft plan will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies, 605 Centennial Blvd., Edmond, OK 73013.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

A copy of the State Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is posted online at okcommerce.gov for public review. The CAPER is used by grantees to report on accomplishments and progress towards Consolidated Plan goals. The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. If you have any questions about the CAPER, please contact Kellon Dixon at 405-215-5626 or by email at kellon.dixon@okcommerce.gov.

Written comments for the FY 2019 State CAPER will be accepted via U.S. Postal mail or email through June 29, 2020. Address as follows:

Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Attn: Kellon Dixon / Community Development
900 N. Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73104-3234

Global Report

Oklahoma’s Global Team offers trade and export assistance to Oklahoma companies looking to sell their products and services in the global marketplace and promotes the state to international companies looking to relocate or expand in the U.S.

Incentive Evaluation Commission​

Pursuant to the Incentive Evaluation Act of 2015, 62 O.S. § 7001-7005, the commission is providing this written report to the governor, president pro tempore and speaker. The report is also being made publicly available on the Oklahoma Department of Commerce website and at https://iec.ok.gov/.

Oklahoma Business Relief Program

Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) offers vital funding for qualifying businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic. 

Quality Events

SB 1284 created the Quality Events incentive and it became effective July 1, 2012.  This incentive was designed to promote certain quality events that have a significant positive economic impact.

Quality Jobs Triennial Reports

21st Century Quality Jobs Program

During the legislative session of 2009 the 21st Century Quality Jobs Program (the “21st Century Program”) was created. Designed to be aspirational, it is a powerful tool to seek attraction or expansion of higher wage jobs for the Oklahoma economy.

The 21st Century Program requires that the Oklahoma Department of Commerce provide a report on the status of the program beginning in March 2011 and every three years thereafter. The report is to be presented to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Governor. This report fulfills that legislative requirement for 2017.

Quality Jobs Program Triennial Report

During the legislative session of 1993, the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program (the “Program”) was created and the first companies enrolled in the fall of 1993. Since that time, the Program has gained national attention as one of the best incentives for business attraction and expansion. Oklahoma has benefited from the Program in terms of jobs and investment in our economy; many other states have attempted to duplicate its success.

The Program requires that the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) provide a report on the status of the Program every three years. The last report to the Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives was submitted on March 1, 2014. This report fulfills the statutory requirement for 2017.

Small Employer Quality Jobs Program Triennial Report

The Oklahoma Small Employer Quality Jobs Program was created in 1998 to assist the start-up and expansion of small companies. The qualifying criteria were modeled after the successful Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program, which was created by legislative action in 1993. These elements however were set to be more conducive for smaller companies to participate.

The program elements underwent a legislative overhaul in 2001, to become even more business friendly. While only 7 companies enrolled in the program from inception to 2001, a total of 117 companies have now participated in the program over the years.

The Small Employer Quality Jobs Program statutes require that the Oklahoma Department of Commerce provide a report on the status of the program on a triennial basis to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Governor. The next report is due by March 1, 2019. This report fulfills that legislative requirement.

Quick Action Closing Fund

The Oklahoma Quick Action Closing Fund can be expended by the Governor and is to be used for economic development and related infrastructure development when expenditure of funds is likely a determining factor in locating or retaining a high impact business location in Oklahoma.

2020 Quick Action Closing Fund Payments

Date

Company

Description

Amount

6/3/2020

Rapid Application Group

Purchase and installation of new equipment to produce PPE

$100,000

6/8/2020

MST Manufacturing

Acquiring machinery, materials and personnel for new product line

$30,000

6/16/2020

Duracoatings

Addition of facilities, equipment and machinery to expand product line into aerospace industry

$100,000

6/16/2020

ASC, Inc.

Purchase and installation of new machinery at facility

$100,000

6/17/2020

Parrish

Creation of new product line 

$100,000

6/23/2020

Gemini Industries Inc.

Reconfiguration of manufacturing plant to begin production of hand sanitizer

$50,000

7/8/2020

Ahrberg Milling of Cushing

Addition of new pellet mill at Oklahoma Facility 

$100,000

7/10/2020

Factory Direct

Purchase and installation of new equipment

$75,000

7/16/2020

Midwest Cooling Towers

Addition of new equipment to add capacity and diversify to a new market

$100,000

8/7/2020

Cosmetic Speciality Labs

Purchase and installation of new equipment for new hand sanitizer production line

$100,000

8/14/2020

Discovery Plastics

Installation of new machinery

$26,075

8/17/2020

Mint Turbines

Purchase of new machinery

$150,000

8/17/2020

Cosmetic Specialty Labs

Purchase and installation of new equipment for new hand sanitizer production line

$30,000

8/19/2020

Oklahoma Custom Coating, LLC 

Purchase and installation of new equipment

$100,000

8/20/2020

MST Manufacturing

Acquiring machinery, materials and personnel for new product line

$100,000

8/24/2020

Rapid Application Group

Purchase and installation of new equipment to produce PPE

$20,000

8/26/2020

Oklahoma Custom Coating

Purchase and installation of new equipment

$50,000

8/26/2020

Midwest Cooling Towers

Addition of new equipment to add capacity and diversify to a new market

$50,000

8/28/2020

Ahrberg Milling of Cushing

Addition of new pellet mill at Oklahoma Facility 

$50,000

9/4/2020

No Man’s Land Foods

Conversion of building into manufacturing plant

$150,000

9/11/2020

Park Dental Research Corp

Acquisition of materials and personnel to launch a new product line

$110,000

9/15/2020

Ferra Aerospace

Purchase and installation of new machinery for expansion of aircraft parts production capabilities

$150,000

9/17/2020

ASC, Inc.

Purchase and installation of new machinery at facility

$50,000

9/17/2020

Newell Coach

Addition of new facilities and new equipment at Oklahoma Facility

$100,000

9/30/2020

Immuno-Mycologics, Inc.

Expansion of manufacturing capabilities to provide COVID-19 Testing capabilities

$100,000

10/6/2020

Duracoatings Holdings, LLC 

Addition of facilities, equipment and machinery to expand product line into aerospace industry

$50,000

10/9/2020

Simergent, LLC

Purchase and installation of equipment to reshore the manufacturing of medical devices

$150,000

10/19/2020

Newell Coach Corporation

Addition of new facilities and new equipment at Oklahoma Facility

$50,000

10/19/2020

OGI Process Equipment 

Hiring and training of personnel to standardize, streamline and automate product line fabrication

$150,000

10/26/2020

Southern Machine Works, Inc.

Replacement of systems and software and enhanced training programs

$100,000

10/26/2020

Pelco Structural, LLC

Upgrading and retooling equipment

$150,000

10/30/2020

Factory Direct, Inc. 

Purchase and installation of new equipment

$25,000

11/3/2020

Immuno-Mycologics, Inc.

Expansion of manufacturing capabilities to provide COVID-19 Testing capabilities

$50,000

11/4/2020

Access Optics, LLC 

Purchase and upgrade of new machinery and upgrade of manufacturing technology 

$150,000

11/5/2020

PMI Holdco, LLC (dba Parks Manufacturing, LLC)

Purchase and installation of new equipment to establish new product line

$130,000

12/20/2020

PAS MRO

Construction or acquisition of a facility in the Bristow area

$200,000

2021 Quick Action Closing Fund Payments

Date

Company

Amount




Rural Economic Action Plan

The Oklahoma Legislature has appropriated funding for small, rural communities with populations under 7,000 called the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP). According to state legislation, the funds related to REAP projects are distributed through the 11 Regional Councils of Government in the state.

Rx For Oklahoma Prescription Assistance Program

HB 1853, the Rx for Oklahoma Act, was passed by the Oklahoma State Legislature in 2005. Rx for Oklahoma assists uninsured or underinsured Oklahomans in obtaining medications through pharmaceutical assistance programs.

Section 3

The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide training, employment, contracting and other economic opportunities to low-and very low- income persons, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low and very low-income persons. In August of 2015, HUD launched the Section 3 Performance Evaluation and Registration System (SPEARS) to capture data reported from Section 3 contractors. Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 135.90, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce Community Development Division (ODOC/CD) has submitted the following reports to HUD.

Small Business Incubator Certification Program

In 1988, the Oklahoma Legislature passed the Oklahoma Small Business Incubators Incentives Act, which enables the tenants of a certified incubator facility to be exempt from state tax liability on income earned as a result of occupancy for up to five years.

U.S. Department of Energy, Weatherization Assistance Program Oklahoma State Plan

Annually, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce submits a State Plan to the US Department of Energy regarding the implementation of the Oklahoma Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program.

January 5 through January 19, 2021, the 2021 State Plan (Program Year April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022), will be made available on this page for public review and comment. A public meeting will be held on January 19, 2021.

Written comments concerning the draft plan may be submitted until January 19, 2021. Questions and comments can be addressed by email to linda.goode@okcommerce.gov or in writing at:

Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Attn: Community Development – Weatherization Assistance Program
900 N. Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

More information about the Weatherization program can be found on the Department of Energy website.

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