During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Oklahoma Business Roundtable is supporting several important projects to enhance the state’s economic development. Roundtable President Carl Edwards said the efforts help promote entrepreneurship and new business start-up, business expansion and recruitment.
Projects include major business and workforce marketing events in Chicago, New York, Dallas and houston, international trade events, the Lt. Governor’s annual turkey hunt in five Oklahoma communities (targeted to business investors and site location consultants); the Oklahoma Venture Forum annual "Most Promising Business" awards; South by Southwest interactive company competition; US First Robotics and the statewide STEM conference, Quality Foundation workforce development and leadership seminars and i2E’s annual Governor’s Cup statewide collegiate business plan program.
Global business promotion events include the BIO Industry show; American Windpower Show; Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Summit; World's Best Technology Summit, International Asset Management Group (top corporate real estate and site selection executives) and the Farnborough Air Show.
The Roundtable's next meeting will be held October 15 th at 4:30 pm at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City, Governor Mary Fallin, Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and Commerce Secretary Larry Parman will participate.