Tag Archives: Aerospace

Boeing to make $76 million upgrade at Tinker

Photo by Mark Hancock The upgrade will be for the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bombers, enabling air crews to send and receive information via satellite links. It will allow crews to change mission plans in-flight, and retarget weapons. The upgrade also will allow aircraft and ground forces to interact better. “We are bringing this amazing

Record time

Wood’s agency submitted its grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration just in time. And as luck would have it, EDA Regional Director Pedro Garza was in town and available for an afternoon walk-through of the proposed infrastructure project at University North Park. “I’ve done other EDA grants, and you had to make phone

OKC continues to receive top honors

More recently, CNNMoney named Oklahoma City “Most Business-Friendly City” in the United States, noting its low cost of living and booming oil and natural gas industries. According to the report, more than 6,000 small businesses participated in a survey of the nation’s 40 largest metro areas. While the methodologies of these “best” lists are not

The case for aerospace

Phil G. Busey Sr. Chairman and CEO The Busey Group of Companies Tinker Air Force Base, established during World War II, has remained one of America’s premier military installations vital to the nation’s defense. Oklahoma has been at the center of aerospace excellence. The acquisition of the GM plant near Tinker has created opportunities for

Aero dynamics

Mary Smith, director of the alliance, says the event has grown by leaps and bounds each year in both attendance and offerings. “It started as a way to connect Tinker Air Force Base to a pipeline of qualified, certified and credentialed workers,” she says. “When Mary Fallin was lieutenant governor, she expanded the summit to


June NEWS 6 DEVELOPMENT 240 priorities ULI Oklahoma works on plan to help Interstate 240 corridor thrive 10 AEROSPACE Aero dynamics State aerospace summit designed to connect industry businesses with larger companies and government contracts 13 HEALTH CARE Living arrangements Facilities give seniors, investors an assist 16 COMPASS 17 DEVELOPMENT Artful move City Arts Center

EDGE seeks applicants for 2012 class

The EDGE policy board is accepting applications from Oklahoma entrepreneurs who might have a few good ideas up their sleeves but no money to get started. EDGE was established in 2004 by the state legislature to invest in Oklahoma-based technology and research projects. For 2012, the total funding available is approximately $6 million. Those eligible

No delays in sight

Ryan Russo, manager for Pro-Fab’s aerospace program Photo by Mark Hancock Ryan Russo, manager for Pro-Fab’s aerospace program for the past six years, says its client list may be smaller than some companies, but sales run into the millions. “A shop of our size isn’t a Tier 1 supplier to all the big Tier 1


April NEWS 6 DEVELOPMENT More autos in the Alley Businesses say Automobile Alley’s location was a driving factor behind their move 10 AEROSPACE No delays in sight Aerospace in the Sooner State is responsible for more than $7.3 billion in goods and services … and counting! 13 COMPASS 14 CITY FOCUS Edmond economics Officials report

Greater Oklahoma City aerospace industry supports $7.3B in goods and services for the region

Results show the aerospace cluster in Greater Oklahoma City to have a phenomenal impact on the region’s economy, with the sector either directly or indirectly supporting more than 85,400 workers and the production of $7.3 billion in goods and services. The study was completed by Mouhcine Guettabi and Dan S. Rickman from the Center for