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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Reform Task Force released its recommendations for changing the area’s approach to the criminal justice system. JUS T ICE FOR AL L



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January 2017

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Reform Task Force released its recommendations for changing the area’s approach to the criminal justice system. JUS T ICE FOR AL L



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Criminal Justice Reform Recommendations Released


T he Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s overcrowding conditions at the Oklahoma County Jail and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The recommendations follow a year-long assessment of the various processes that affect the jail population, the decisions that drive these processes, and the costs associated with these decisions. The task force received policy and research analysis and support from the Vera Institute of Justice, a renowned independent nonprofit national research and policy organization, who prepared the report outlining the assessment and the recommendations. Criminal Justice Task Force released a series of recommendations last month designed to ease

Clayton I. Bennett, chairman of the Oklahoma City Thunder, serves as the chair of the task force. “We believe these steps are vitally important. To have a healthy community, we must also have a fair, effective and efficient justice system. This work is helping us to better understand the physical infrastructure needed in addition to the procedural changes. We know that our county jail needs renovation, if not replacement, and to plan for that work we needed to understand what was driving the increase in jail population and how improved processes could play a role. We now have a game plan to execute and make significant and important changes.”


Six major areas of reform were identified in the recommendations. Despite some constraints imposed by state law and a lack of resources, the majority of these strategies can be implemented at the local level. 1. Provide governance and oversight of the local justice system. Currently there is no coordinating body that brings together the myriad of actors and decision makers to jointly work together. A staffed coordinating council, with improved capacity for data-driven decision making to spearhead and sustain reforms, is a top priority. 2. Keep people charged with lower level offenses out of the jail entirely. Research indicates approximately one- quarter of all jail admissions are for low-level municipal and traffic violations. Many of these individuals do not stay in jail for long periods, but they account for much of the volume in booking and processing which slows other operations. 3. Create an effective, evidence-based process for deciding who stays in jail while their case proceeds and who goes home. Currently, the ability to afford cash

bail is the largest determinant of who stays in the jail before trial. Oklahoma County uses a bail schedule that sets bail amount cumulatively by charge without any individualized consideration of circumstances. Strategies that take into account the likelihood someone will appear in court or the actual public safety risk of release would ensure those who need to be in the jail are kept there and those who do not are released. 4. Improve the processes that move cases through the court system. While almost half of those who come into the jail are released within three days, another half linger in the jails as their cases proceed through the court system. Delays and system inefficiencies keep them there longer than they need to be. Cases can move quicker by taking steps to shorten the time from arrest to formal charging and from charging to case resolution, as well as reducing failure to appear warrants. 5. Create alternatives to jail for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Data suggests there is a high prevalence of people in the Oklahoma County jail with mental illness, and the most common


state misdemeanor and felony charges for jail inmates are drug and/or alcohol related. Finding new resources and pathways to get people out of jail and into treatment will reduce recidivism and improve quality of life and community. 6. Stop jailing people who don’t have money for not paying fines, fees and court costs. There are at least 103 fines and fees codified in state statute and another 26 in municipal code. Individuals can easily accumulate thousands, if not tens-of-thousands of dollars’ worth of criminal justice debt. Jail incarceration is an expensive and ineffective response to default of debt, and strategies can help reduce the number of people who land in jail for this reason. Several of the recommendations have already been implemented at the jail, in the courts and in police procedure. Next steps for the task force include the formation of five working groups to further the implementation of the recommendations. Those groups will focus on the following specific areas: governance and data; implementation planning; legislative advocacy; facilities; and engagement.

Overcrowding at the Oklahoma County Jail precipitated the task force formation. One of the task force recommendations regarding changes in booking procedures has already been implemented. “We have already been able to reduce processing time dramatically,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel. “These changes are ensuring law enforcement officers are back out in the field more quickly and the working environment in the operational center is more efficient. We look forward to implementing additional recommendations and continuing this process.” The Chamber’s task force will continue to meet and function until the creation of a more formalized coordinating council can develop long-lasting processes for data-driven decision making and coordination. View the complete report and the latest news at


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The essence of collaboration I n December 2016, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Criminal Justice Task Force announced its recommendations for addressing the multitude of issues in our criminal justice system that not only impact the jail population but also the efficiency and effectiveness of our system. These recommendations came after a full year of working with the members of the task force and the Vera Institute of Justice to comprehensively examine that system. The people who engaged on this issue hail from many different backgrounds: law enforcement, mental health advocates, business leaders, public defenders and more. At first glance, these groups may not seem like they have a lot of common ground on this issue. But every member of the group recognizes that finding a holistic solution is more important than personal interests in the matter. Vera President Nicholas Turner recently commended our community-wide approach and said it “should be a national model.” While this issue and our approach is a new undertaking, the spirit in which we face it exemplifies the most important aspect of our community. Throughout Oklahoma City’s history, our ability to cooperate has given us the strongest solutions with exponential success. The road to criminal justice reform in Oklahoma County may seem daunting, but I am confident that our ability to collaborate will see us through to a positive solution, just as it always has. To everyone who has participated in this process with the goal of the greatest good on the issue of criminal justice reform, thank you. Together, our work will result in a smarter, safer and more efficient Oklahoma County – for everyone.

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Roy H. Williams, CCE Chamber CEO & President



Find Your Next Hire at Greater Grads Career Fair Fill your internship and entry-level positions in one day by exhibiting at the Greater Grads Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. Chamber member companies will have the chance to interact with nearly 1,000 college students about internship and career opportunities within the state. With a $400 exhibitor booth purchase, companies will receive breakfast , lunch and exhibitor lounge privileges for two recruiters. Exhibitors will be recognized on, in the career fair program and on campuses across the region leading up to the event on Feb. 23. Purchase your booth at Students can register for the career fair at www. All attendees will receive free parking. The Greater Grads Career Fair is part of the Forward Oklahoma City-funded Greater Grads Program, which was created to keep Oklahoma’s college students in the state after graduation. For more information about the career fair or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Drew Dugan at Special thanks to Signature Sponsor Cytovance Biologics and Greater Grads Benefactors American Fidelity Assurance Company, The Boeing Company, Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores and OGE Energy Corp.

Dec. 16 Annual Meeting Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens Jan. 9 Member Orientation Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Location: Chamber offices, 123

Park Ave. Jan. 11 State of the City

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens Jan. 27 Legislative Breakfast Time: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location: Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens Feb. 14 Member Orientation Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Location: FNB Community Bank, 2911 S Air Depot Blvd. in Midwest City Feb. 15 MegaLunch Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Vast, 333 W Sheridan Ave.


State of the City: Jan. 11 More than 1,500 business leaders will attend State of the City on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will deliver a dynamic speech about where our city is today and where it will be in the coming year and Chamber Chair Rhonda Hooper will highlight the Chamber’s strategic objectives for 2017. Tickets are $60 for Chamber members and $100 for nonmembers. Table sponsorships seating 10 are available for $1,250. To register, visit Special thanks to Signature Sponsor The Professional Basketball Club, LLC - Oklahoma City Thunder, Host Sponsor Bank of Oklahoma and Signature Event Sponsors Central Liquor Company, Devon Energy Corporation, Enable Midstream Partners, Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart District Office of Public Affairs.

Hear from Elected Officials at Legislative Breakfast Attend this annual breakfast to hear key insights from our state’s legislative leaders on the top issues that will be debated at the State Capitol in 2017. At the Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 27, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., attendees will meet area legislators, network with other professionals and learn more about how public policy impacts your business. The breakfast will be held at Cox Convention Center’s second floor ballroom, 1 Myriad Gardens. Special thanks to Signature Sponsor The Boeing Company, Host Sponsor Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center, Government Relations Benefactors Cox Communications, Devon Energy Corporation, OGE Energy Corp. and Government Relations Sponsors Enable Midstream Partners and Google, Inc.

Panel Speakers include Speaker of the House Charles McCall, House Democratic Minority Leader Scott Inman, Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz and Senate Democratic Leader John Sparks. Chamber Chair Rhonda Hooper , Jordan Advertising , will review the

Chamber’s legislative priorities for 2017. Tickets are $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Register securely online at


I n December 2016, the Chamber’s board of directors adopted a comprehensive set of public policy priorities that are crucial to moving the Greater Oklahoma City region toward success. Below is an excerpt of the key priorities. Read the full list at Workers’ Comp Reform The Chamber supports defending and improving the comprehensive workers’ compensation reform legislation passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin during the 2013 session. E conomic Development Programs The Chamber supports retaining the state’s premier economic/community development programs which are critical in attracting new businesses to the state, assisting existing companies expand and encouraging investment in communities across the state. The key programs the Chamber will work to protect are the Quality Jobs Act, 21st Century QJA, Small Employer QJA and the Prime Contractor QJA; the Aerospace Engineer Tax Credit; the Investment/New Jobs

Chamber Releases 2017 Legislative Priorities


Tax Credit; the Historical Building Rehabilitation Tax Credit; the Freeport (Inventory) Exemption; the five- year ad valorem abatement and sales tax exemption for manufacturing facilities; and, the Oklahoma Regional Home Office Insurance Premium Tax Credit. In 2017, the Chamber will support extending the Aerospace Engineer Tax Credit Programs (for both employers and employees) for at least five years. The Chamber supports the Oklahoma Incentive Evaluation Commission, which was established to make recommendations to the legislature and governor on which incentive programs are serving their intended purpose and creating economic/community development. If an incentive program cannot show a positive return to the state, it should be scaled back or repealed. Gun Legislation The Chamber supports the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and responsible expansion of gun owners’ rights. However, the Chamber will oppose legislation to allow open/concealed carry of guns into high-economic impact events, including horse shows, NCAA and Big XII sporting events (including the

Women’s College World Series, college baseball at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, NCAA and Big XII basketball tournaments at Chesapeake Energy Arena/ Cox Center), the Oklahoma State Fair, Olympic qualifying on the Oklahoma River and high school basketball and wrestling tournaments at the State Fairgrounds. Criminal Justice/Sentencing Reform The Chamber supports legislation and funding for sentencing reforms and rehabilitation programs to ease the financial drain on Oklahoma’s criminal justice system, lessen the burden on jails and prisons throughout the state and allow non-violent offenders to enter the workforce more quickly. The Chamber supports the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform. Real ID The Chamber supports legislation to bring Oklahoma into compliance with the federal Real ID laws. i2E The Chamber supports continued funding for i2E programs, including the Seed Capital Fund.


Teacher Pay Raises The Chamber recognizes the need to increase Pre-K-12 teacher base pay by at least $5,000 per year, using new revenues if necessary. In order to bring Oklahomans together on this vital issue we believe there must be a plan that includes these key components: 1)An immediate increase in starting base salary level for all teachers (without creating a funding crisis for other areas of government). 2)Development of new, broad-based portfolio of new revenue streams, or expansion of existing revenue streams, that does not disproportionately burden any taxpayer segment. 3)Fundamental administrative reforms that allow more money to go directly to the classroom and provide school districts more flexibility to spend local funds. Long-term Teacher Pay Plan The Chamber supports development of a long-term teacher pay plan that helps address the teacher shortage by rewarding teacher performance and experience or incentivizes teachers to work in high priority areas.

Early Childhood Education The Chamber steadfastly supports early childhood education and full funding of prekindergarten and kindergarten programs. Targeted spending on our youngest children is simply a smart investment. The Chamber supports legislative initiatives to maintain early childhood education programs and initiatives. Health Insurance The Chamber supports: • Extending Health Insurance Coverage to More Oklahomans. The Chamber supports extending health insurance coverage to more Oklahoma residents, through pursuit of all available funds, to cover the costs of uncompensated care that is currently shifted to employers and health care providers. • Preserving and Broadening Insure Oklahoma. The Chamber supports the State of Oklahoma’s efforts to work with the new presidential administration to preserve Insure Oklahoma through securing a multi- year waiver from the federal government. The Chamber further supports broadening Insure Oklahoma to provide health insurance coverage to more of the state’s uninsured.


• Pursuing a Section 1332 Waiver . The Chamber supports participating in state-level dialogue on obtaining a Section 1332 waiver (if available under the ACA) to ensure access for businesses to affordable health insurance coverage. Research and Development The Chamber will support efforts to foster an environment that is conducive to further research and will oppose efforts to unreasonably restrict the continued development of the state’s bioscience and research programs. Heartland Flyer Passenger rail service is a key component of the development of the Oklahoma City intermodal hub and the future development of commuter rail throughout the metropolitan area. The Chamber will work with the congressional delegation, the Oklahoma State Legislature, ODOT and the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) to oppose efforts to reduce or eliminate state or federal funding received by Oklahoma to operate the Heartland Flyer Amtrak service to Fort Worth, Texas. Moreover, the Chamber supports ongoing efforts by ODOT to negotiate with

the State of Texas and Amtrak to ensure Amtrak can be maintained as the passenger rail carrier. Major Transportation Projects The Chamber will advocate for full funding and timely completion of work on major interchanges located at Interstate 44/Broadway Extension and I-240/I-35 (Crossroads), as well as the following major projects: I-40 east of I-240, I-40 east of I-35 (Tinker Air Force Base); necessary improvements to State Highway 74 (north of Lake Hefner Parkway); and expansion of I-40 to six lanes (east of Choctaw Road Interchange). ODOT Eight-Year Plan The Chamber supports annual appropriations necessary to preserve and implement ODOT’s eight-year construction work plan.


Input Needed for 2017 Bond

T he City of Oklahoma City is calling for your input on prioritizing the critical infrastructure projects that will be funded by the next bond package. As the City Council and staff work on project lists for the 2017 bond election proposal, the City needs feedback from individual residents and from neighborhood groups to help the Council decide what will be on the ballot for the Sept. 12 election. Surveys will be open until Feb. 28. Individuals can take an online survey by visiting residents/2017-bond-election. Neighborhood groups can provide input on their needs by calling the Neighborhood Alliance at 528-6322 to coordinate a neighborhood meeting and get survey materials. Surveys are also available in Spanish. The project list will include streets, bridges, economic development programs, sidewalks, parks, drainage and more, and the projects will be chosen by resident survey results, street and bridge ratings, planning studies, the City Council’s strategic priorities and operating impact. Projects will be funded by issuing general obligation (GO) bonds, which must be approved by residents. The funds will also include a contingency to meet unexpected needs.

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GO bonds are an important tool to fund major infrastructure projects like streets, bridges, sidewalks, job creation projects and more – things that residents use daily. Because of Oklahoma City’s strong credit rating, it can issue bonds at low interest rates for a sustainable funding source. The bonds are paid for through property taxes. According to the City of Oklahoma City, approximately 14 percent of residents’ property taxes go to the City, while the rest are used for schools, the county and other government entities. The city’s expansive size makes maintaining necessary infrastructure challenging. Add to that the fact that the city passed zero GO bonds from 1976 until 1995, resulting in long-deferred maintenance and a backlog of needed improvements and updates, and the importance of passing GO bond packages becomes clear. Since the 1995 GO bond, voters have approved two additional GO bonds to invest more than $1 billion on streets, bridges, traffic systems and drainage control all across Oklahoma City. The 2017 bond program would continue the momentum of the voter-approved 2007 bond program, which invested $835.5 million in Oklahoma City’s infrastructure. Visit to view an interactive map of 2007 GO bond projects.


T he Greater Oklahoma City Chamber continued its mission to strengthen the region’s business community by recruiting new companies to the region and assisting with company expansions in 2016. Through Dec. 19, the Chamber worked on 146 successful economic development projects, which resulted in 3,835 announced jobs and more than $225.2 million in capital investment in the Greater Oklahoma City region. “Oklahoma City’s business-friendly environment, growing workforce and enviable quality of life are key factors to the strong foundation we offer businesses seeking success,” said Kurt Foreman, executive vice president of economic development for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “These factors combine with the existing businesses across the region to make our economy strong and position Oklahoma City for growth.” The average wage for announced positions is $38,898, with more than $149 million in payroll. These new jobs represent both new companies and growth of existing businesses. In 2016, 141 existing companies announced 3,144 new jobs in the region. The success of the region’s companies kept Oklahoma City moving forward in 2016. Several companies announced growth of more than 100 positions during some portion of 2016, including AAR Aircraft Services, Central Liquor Company, Dell, Inc., Dolese Bros Co, Health Smart, Kings Command Foods, Love’s Travel Shops & Country Stores, M-D Building Products, National Litigation Law Group, PLLC, Seventy Seven Energy, Southwest Airlines Co., ORC Center, Terex CMI Inc., Wholelife Companies, and Xerox Services. 2016 Brought New Jobs, New Companies to OKC


O klahoma City’s innovation district offers a high concentration of innovation assets, according to Jennifer Vey, fellow and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking. Vey shared an update on the initiative’s work to encourage innovation in the district encompassing Automobile Alley and the Oklahoma Health Center at the Dec. 6 Chamber Forum. According to Vey, research indicates that Oklahoma City’s innovation district has a strong alignment between research and cluster employment in healthcare sectors, and it has a highly educated district workforce. Weaknesses include an overall low density and disconnect between the east and west sides of the district, which are separated by Interstate 235. The area also exhibits profound racial disparities in social and economic wellbeing. As a whole, the district offers several opportunities for growth, including open and underutilized space for placemaking; better alignment of research, industry and support systems; more accessibility of well- paying middle-skill jobs; and increasing connections between the medical center, Automobile Alley and surrounding communities. David Harlow, BancFirst Oklahoma City; Cathy O’Connor, The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City and Dr. Stephen Prescott, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, participated in a panel discussion on connecting different industries within the area, improving pedestrian access and attracting people through placemaking. The Bass Initiative is a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and the Project for Public Spaces that intends to catalyze a new cross-disciplinary approach to city building that includes vibrant public spaces, innovative economies and inclusive growth. Oklahoma City is one of the Bass Initiative’s launch projects, and it is finishing its in-depth research on the area and will release findings in early 2017. Stay updated on the district’s growth at Learn More About Research of Innovation in OKC



OKC Ranks No. 8 in “Fastest Growing Median Wage Growth” • Headlight Data conducted a study of median wage growth in the 53 largest metropolitan regions with populations over 1 million from 2005-2015. Oklahoma City ranks No. 8 with 5.3 percent median wage growth. Right Table



Median Wage Growth (2005 – 2015)

1 San Antonio, TX 2 Pittsburgh, PA

9.50% 7.50% 7.20% 6.40% 6.30% 6.20% 5.60% 5.30% 5.20% 4.30%

3 San Jose, CA 4 Houston, TX

5 New Orleans, LA 6 Washington, D.C. 7 Salt Lake City, UT 8 Oklahoma City, OK 9 Virginia Beach, VA

10 Seattle, WA

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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• Moody’s Analytics released the 2016 edition of the North American Business Cost Review. Indices were calculated for each category based on different factors such as employment, electricity sales, wage and salary disbursements, etc.

• Oklahoma City ranked in the top five in the lowest Cost of Doing Business, Energy Cost, and State & Local Tax categories

North American Business Cost Review

Cost of Doing Business

Unit Labor Cost State & Local Tax Office Rent Index Rank Index Rank Index Rank Index Rank Index Rank Energy Cost


Oklahoma City, OK 86


105 27







Kansas City, MO Nashville, TN Indianapolis, IN San Antonio, TX

93 82 88 88


114 100

46 14

91 93

15 16 24

77 66 96 63


62 51 62 87





T-6 T-6

96 92

6 3







34 Source: Moody’s Analytics

For comprehensive Economic Indicators and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – (405)297-8976;



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ACI Plastics Fabrication & Supply Assembly & Fabricating Services Mr. David Church.........(918) 622-2300 9726 E 42nd St., Suite 145 Tulsa, OK 74146-3626 Board of Advisors A-Tech Paving Construction Companies Contractors - Paving Mr. Jay Doyle......................... 418-4741 7845 N Robinson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7739

Blinds 4 You & Shadings Window Shades - Retail Mr. Kevin Nail........................ 830-6883 221 Huntington Guthrie, OK 73044-8900 Clevyr, Inc. Computer Software Developers Mr. Matt Williamson.....(844) 425-3897 912 N Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Cox Holsted & Associates, PC Accountants and Accounting Services Mr. Douglas Holsted, CPA...... 516-8811 923 N Robinson Ave., Suite 400 Oklahoma City, OK 73102-5836

Edwin D. Crane, LLC / Fundraising Counsel Consultants Mr. Ed D. Crane..................... 514-8877 1432 NW 38th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73118


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Board of Advisors Lost Lakes Entertainment Complex Amusement / Entertainment / Attractions Mr. Brad White...................... 364-3700 3501 NE 10th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73117-6426 Lead Investor Magic Services, Inc. DBA Magic Linen & Scott Cleaners Linen Supply Services Mr. Mark Norwood................. 672-7876 1111 SE 25th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73129 Board of Advisors McGee Commercial Real Estate Real Estate Mr. Chris Reed....................... 265-3200 432 S Mustang Road Yukon, OK 73099-7312

Family Builders, Inc. Nonprofit / Service Agencies Mrs. Jan L. O’Neill................. 232-8226 415 NW 5th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Board of Advisors HealthSmart Insurance Ms. Carol Proctor.........(214) 574-3511

NAPA Auto Parts Automotive Parts & Supplies Mr. Marty Walker................... 632-6272 6201 S Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73139 NAPA Auto Parts Automotive Parts & Supplies Mr. Marty Walker................... 775-4844 30 S Rockwell Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73127 Oklahoma History Center Museums Mr. Steve Hawkins................ 522-0765 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917




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Oklahoma Railway Museum Museums Ms. Anne M. Chilton.............. 424-8222 3400 NE Grand Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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Raindrop Turkish-American Cultural Center Nonprofit / Service Agencies Mr. Abdulkadir Akkus............. 702-0222 4444 N Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Sac & Fox Nation Economic Development Economic Development Agencies / Consultants Mr. Wayne Evans..........(918) 968-3526 920883 S Hwy 99 Bldg. A Stroud, OK 74079

Scott Cleaners Dry Cleaners Mr. Mark Norwood................. 604-6666 2827 NW 63rd St.


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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Nonprofit / Service Agencies Ms. Katie Roberts.................. 793-3338 201 N Broadway St., Suite 100

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Scott Cleaners Dry Cleaners Mr. Mark Norwood................. 604-6666 520 N Walker Ave.

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