Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 1, 2009
Sen. Kenneth Corn
Corn Plans Resolution to Encourage Use of Oklahoma Companies
in Stimulus Projects
Corn this week announced his intention to file a resolution
encouraging the use of Oklahoma companies in projects funded by
a recently approved federal economic stimulus package.
In order to make the most of federal stimulus dollars,
Corn said, the state must seize the opportunity to jumpstart the
Oklahoma economy through job creation.
“We must be prepared to put these resources
to good use,” said Corn, D-Poteau. “In order to do
that, we need to identify projects that are best suited to create
jobs for Oklahomans and produce long term value for our state’s
economy and infrastructure. By ensuring that Oklahoma companies
are first in line for contracts, we can guarantee that these stimulus
dollars will help put Oklahomans to work.”
A nationwide downturn in the housing market and
construction industry underscores the importance of keeping Oklahoma
construction crews at work, Corn said.
“This funding comes at a very important time
for our construction industry,” Corn said. “With a
clear picture of the funding we’re set to receive, it’s
critical that we have a plan to put it to the best possible use.
The best possible way to put these dollars to work for Oklahomans
is to ensure that they are allocated to Oklahoma companies.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Corn's Office: 405-521-5576