Improve cooperation and coordination on economic development efforts and opportunities equitably throughout the region and provide incentives for such cooperation to make our region the location of choice for a wide range of businesses and to build the regional tax base.
Pursue an Economic Development Strategy That Carries Our Region Forward
Elevate Awareness of Community Assets
Invest in Infrastructure Supportive of Future Economic Growth
Beginning in 2016, OKI has included economic vitality as a criterion in the federal transportation funding prioritization process scoring. The criterion provides proposed projects up to 10 points (out of 110) in the process based on the number of employees working within the vicinity of the proposed project, number of jobs created if a project is serving new or expanding employers, or the amount of new private investment being made as a result of the new transportation project.