August 30, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY — "We have created a united state, built by an unwillingness to fail, connected by our abundant resources." This first line sets the tone in the newly released Oklahoma NOW video the Oklahoma Department of Commerce revealed on Friday morning.
The video highlights the state's business ecosystems and boasts the state's national rankings and Oklahoma advantages for each industry. It was developed to encourage further investment in Oklahoma and bring about interest from in-state and out-of-state jobseekers in key areas of economic opportunity.
"The Oklahoma NOW video is a valuable recruitment tool for employers, economic developers, and community leaders in Oklahoma," said Governor Fallin. "It will help Oklahoma gain attention on a global scale, while igniting passion and civic engagement at a local level. This is a video about the many things we have to be proud of as a state, and I am excited about sharing it with our community and with the world."
The video production was a statewide effort resulting from a strong private-public partnership, with over 40 entities from private industry, education and state and local governments contributing.
The video represents the official launch of a global media campaign to promote Oklahoma to national and international stakeholders. Oklahoma NOW can be viewed at www.OKcommerce.gov.