Chickasha's Airport Industrial Park in Hopes of Creating New Jobs!
More than $1 million has been spent on improvements at Chickasha airport industrial park. The City of Chickasha and the Economic Development Council has been working to develop city-owned property west of the airport to attract expanding companies.
Christy Elkins has been the CEO of the economic development council for five years. She talks about the recent work in that area.
Elkins says officials are working on plans to build a shell building at the park in hopes of recruiting firms that can bring 50 to 100 new jobs to the region. She says it has an issue, since an economic development sales tax was discontinued last year, and an increase in the city's hotel-motel tax set aside for economic development hasn't made up the difference.
Click it, or Ticket Campaign
Law enforcement agencies across the country, watching for buckled up motorists for the next couple of weeks. The nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign begins today and runs through June 4th. That includes the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. Officials say 223 people lost their lives in auto accidents in Oklahoma in 2015...because they weren't wearing a seat belt. 87 of those victims were ejected from their vehicles. Officers won't accept any excuses if you're not buckled up. So as the campaign slogan says...Click it, or Ticket.
Livingston Machinery’s 30th
A big anniversary celebration in Chickasha today, as one of the region's oldest farm equipment dealership reaches a milestone. Livingston Machinery is marking its 30th anniversary today. The profile on the company's website indicates that Earl and Sharon Livingston opened a small shop to buy and sell used equipment locally, and a year later, was awarded the Hesston contract for the region. By 1996, Livingston expanded his company to the Fairview area; and in 2009, offered employees a stock ownership plan. And just three years ago, Livingston expanded to the Texas panhandle town of Muleshoe. The company employs more than 165 workers in its three locations. You're invited to stop by the Chickasha location Monday from 10-2 for an open house and celebration.
Top CV Tech Students
Two CV Tech students recognized for their achievements. Angelica Herrera and Cameron Smiley are both recipients of the school foundation's outstanding scholar award. Herrera came to CV Tech last year, when Wright Business School went bankrupt. CV Tech gave her credit for much of the nurses training she had received, and now is ready for her state licensing exam for LPN. Smiley was named post-secondary recipient of the outstanding scholar award,. He attended the schools automotive service technology program.
Crude oil up 11 percent over the last two weeks, $50.33
London-based Brent crude is $53.60.
Natural gas was higher Friday, but down for the week at $3.25 per million BTUs.
Precious metals higher Friday, and up for the week, gold up to $1,255.