Oklahoma has been charting its path to growth by cutting taxes and red tape. Part of Gov. Stitt’s plan is to grow the tax base by growing residents rather than raising tax rates. A study by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia projects the Sooner State population to grow by more than 10% by 2040. In addition to a continual stream of investments in the aerospace industry, Oklahoma is drawing interest from a growing number of manufacturers and tech companies. Provalus, Northern Data and Jasco Products have announced investments here in the past year.
21st Century Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program: Offers a cash grant of up to 10% on taxable payroll for businesses that create at least 10 jobs with an annual wage that is the lesser of $101,650 or 300% of the aver- age county wage.
Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program: Offers cash grants of up to 5% of new employee payroll for businesses that create at least $2.5 million in new annual payroll in three years with jobs that meet the average county wage.
Insurance Premium Tax Credit: Offers an annual tax credit to insurance companies that locate or expand a regional home office in the state and maintain at least 200 employees.
Investment/New Jobs Income Tax Credit: Offers a five-year tax credit on the greater of 1% per year of capital improvement investment or a credit of $500 for each new job created.
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) is designed to create a business accelerator programs to create jobs and help grow Oklahoma companies. It will establish three accelerators, in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and rural area of the state.
3 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state:
Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net
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1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.