Oklahoma Governor Heading To Europe To Get New Jobs For The State

October 11, 2012


By Lashauna Sewell

Governor Mary Fallin has announced plans for an economic development trip to Europe.

Fallin's office says that the governor will lead a delegation from the state Department of Commerce and from northeastern Oklahoma on the trip

The trip is planned for October 15-19 and is being organized by the Tulsa Metro Chamber.

The governor's office says the group will meet with foreign-based companies that have operations in Oklahoma and will encourage them to expand and retain jobs in the state.

The companies the group plans to meet with are not named -- but Fallin's office says they include aerospace, energy and manufacturing industries.

Airfare and lodging for the governor and her staff is to be paid for by the Oklahoma Business Roundtable -- a state economic development organization.