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Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell


Normally, this would be the time of year when many Oklahomans hit the road to enjoy the outdoors or beat the heat. Certainly, they would be making plans for celebrating Independence Day. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused most people to reevaluate their social plans, and forced the state of Oklahoma to adjust its strategy for rolling out a new brand to encourage business development and tourism. Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell discussed the "Imagine That" campaign and the impact of coronavirus on the state with KGOU's Dick Pryor and eCapitol's Shawn Ashley in the latest Capitol Insider.

Oklahoma Leaders Attempt To Grow Tourism Industry

Nov 13, 2019
The CrossTimbers Marina at Skiatook Lake is an example of how investments designed to draw visitors to state lakes can pay off for investors as well as local economies.
(Courtesy photo/CrossTimbers)

Oklahoma leaders met last week to discuss how to attract development near the state's lakes, especially through public-private partnerships. Journal Record reporter Steve Metzer discusses Oklahoma's tourism industry, how the legislature is incentivizing corporate investments, and the state's reliance on sales tax revenue.