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Economic Development: Where The Jobs Are

Oklahoma Policy Institute

A panel speaking during the Oklahoma Policy Institute’s Summer Policy Institute talked about the ways economic development policies help support jobs in communities.

Panelists discussed the kinds of policies state and local governments should pursue in the creation of stable, good-paying jobs.

They also examined workforce development issues, including the affect of tax incentives and quality of life issues.

For Tulsa Hispanic entrepreneur Ruben Aragon, the impediments governments place between undocumented students and higher education, put more individuals in non-professional jobs.

The Oklahoma Policy Institute’s Kate Richey moderated the discussion Panelists were: Ruben Aragon(Latino Community Development Agency),  Shelley Cadamy-Munoz(Workforce Tulsa), Rachel Hutchings(American Airlines), Justin McLaughlin(Tulsa Regional Chamber), Terry McGee(McGee Enterprises).

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