In Session Podcast

The Future of Economic Development

Mar 7, 2019


How do we create and attract new companies, retain existing businesses and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in Oklahoma? In this episode, Brent Kisling, Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, shares new strategies and economic development tools being used to optimize Oklahoma’s competitive edge in attracting businesses to our state.

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Fred Morgan

Former Oklahoma House Minority Leader. Current President & CEO of the State Chamber. History fanatic. Avid fly fisherman. Cigar-chewer. Enthusiastic but bad golfer.

Mike Jackson

State Chamber EVP of Govt. & Political Affairs. Former Speaker Pro Tem of the House. Burlington, OK born. Diet Dr. Pepper addict. Strong karaoke game. Always in the know.


Brent Kisling

Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Commerce

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