State agency webinar to focus on aerospace business in Oklahoma


Why are aerospace and defense companies moving to Oklahoma? It’s the focus of an upcoming seminar sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

The webinar is called Oklahoma Aerospace Opportunities: Why Companies are Landing in Oklahoma. It will be held on Monday, July 20 starting at 10:30 in the morning and lasting an hour. There will be no cost to attend the webinar.

With more than 1,100 aerospace entities and both the largest commercial and military maintenance repair and overhaul depots in the world, Aerospace & Defense is Oklahoma’s second largest and fastest growing industry sector.

In this webinar, Oklahoma’s aerospace leaders will discuss supply chain opportunities, access to capital, the driving force behind Boeing’s significant growth in the state, and why so many companies are choosing to land in Oklahoma.

Agenda includes:

  • Introduction – Sean Kouplen, Oklahoma Secretary of Workforce Development
  • State of Oklahoma’s Aerospace – Geoff Camp, State Director of Aerospace & Defense, Oklahoma Department of Commerce
  • Supply Chain Opportunities – Bailey Siegfried, Vice President of Culture, Communication, IT, HR & Corporate Responsibility, NORDAM
  • Growing Boeing in Oklahoma – Nancy Anderson, Vice President Aircraft Modernization and Modification, The Boeing Company
  • Access to Capital – Rick Nagel, Managing Partner, Acorn Growth Companies

Source: Oklahoma Commerce Department