$694 million. That’s the new investment number the Oklahoma Department of Commerce reported for the 36 business expansion announcements from just the first half of 2016. Three of the largest deals were PayCom’s plan to add 423 employees, Alorica’s expansion with 400 jobs, and Progrexion’s plan to locate in Oklahoma City and hire 500 employees.
The Progrexion announcement included plans to continue building their new operation in the state. The fast-growing credit repair company noted Oklahoma’s culture and environment as well as local incentives in its decision to invest in the state.
Companies with existing Oklahoma operations including Xerox, Southwest Airlines, Cytovance Biologics, AT&T, and Spiers New Technologies, also announced adding significant numbers of new jobs or facility investments.
You can read full reports at http://okcommerce.gov/data/employers/.