2020 March POINT!

Multi-part, multimedia feature details history of one of OKC’s largest, most iconic industries S ince the early days of flight, aviation has been a big part of Oklahoma City’s focus, industry and history. For example, it was Chamber Chairman tanley Draper who signed a check made out to Wiley Post in 1933 to help finance an around-the-world flight, the result of fundraising and awareness efforts aimed at building OKC’s presence in the then-fledgling industry. These early efforts eventually became the foundation of Oklahoma City’s aerospace industry, which now consists of more than 230 companies, 36,600 employees, $5 billion in goods and services and more. To help tell that story, the Chamber recently debuted a new online storytelling module, the latest in a running series, entitled “Aerospace: Soaring to Ever-Higher Heights.” This new multimedia feature walks readers

Chamber tells story of OKC’s aerospace industry

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