Reviewing several recent out-of-state visits devoted to economic development, Gov Mary Fallin told reporters she was optimistic about Oklahoma’s future.
Last week, the chief executive was in Chicago, where she met with representatives of the home office (or major regional office) of several companies doing business in Oklahoma, including firms in heath care, school bus manufacturing and wind power.
Fallin said several site location firms attended a reception for Oklahoma in the Windy City. She characterized meetings with a variety of firms in recent months — including at a bioscience conference in Washington, D.C., and during a wind conference in Anaheim, California – as “really hopeful” for possible future investments.
As she has frequently, Fallin pointed to the rapidly emerging field in development and construction of Unmanned Aerial vehicles, saying she hoped to attend an industry conference in the area next month. She characterized this field as “an exciting new industry,” with increasing importance for Oklahoma.