Gov. Fallin presents State of the State address in Tulsa7.25.2012
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin addressed attendees at the Tulsa Metro Chamber’s update on the State of the State, presented by Spirit AeroSystems and Tulsa Community College, today at the Tulsa Convention Center in downtown Tulsa.
Fallin’s comments centered on job creation, pro-business legislation, education and workforce, Oklahoma’s target sectors and right-sizing state government.
“Since I took office 18 months ago, my No. 1 goal has been to be the best job recruiter possible… to bring more and better jobs to Oklahoma,” Fallin said. “That meant pursuing an agenda that was pro-business and pro-growth.”
The governor provided a number of positive rankings Oklahoma has achieved in recent months, and congratulated the Tulsa region on its contribution to those rankings. Additionally, Fallin pointed out Tulsa’s rankings for its affordability, job growth and quality of life.
Fallin cited the increase in savings for the state’s “rainy day fund,” saying it is critical in being prepared for possible future economic downturns. She said she also remains committed to finding ways to increase and continue funding for education, bridges and transportation, health care and business recruitment.
Fallin gave credit to Oklahoma’s private sector for leading efforts in economy recovery and job creation.
“We are doing everything we can at the Capitol to write pro-business legislation to support Oklahoma businesses,” Fallin said.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber created the annual update on the State of the State luncheon to enhance the channels of communication between Tulsa’s business community and the Office of the Governor.
“We recognize the importance of the public/private partnership with our elected officials and the governor’s address serves as an important information tool for our business community,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Metro Chamber. “As the Chamber and our regional partners work to grow the regional economy, it is critical we communicate regularly and effectively with Gov. Fallin and our state legislators.”
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